351: Alice Aycock
Art

351: Alice Aycock

This sculptor, perhaps best known for a series of piece resembling captured tornadoes, describes how her darker feelings affect her work: “As artists, we are very sensitive to pain, but we don’t just use it as something to whine about, but as a probing tool.” No whining? No wonder I’m not an artist. Well, that … Continue reading »

Next Live-ish Show: Sarah Carroll
Uncategorized

Next Live-ish Show: Sarah Carroll

She leads New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, safeguarding 36,000 architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings, as well as designating new sites for protection. While she can defend important buildings, she lacks the authority to demolish horrible ones. Unfortunately. So please don’t badger her during the Q&A with your list of hideous candidates. A Zoom … Continue reading »

350: Tony Hiss
Nonfiction

350: Tony Hiss

His most recent book, Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, is surprisingly upbeat for a book whose title includes the words “rescuing” and “heal.” I discovered him through an earlier work, The Experience of Place, in honor of which we break format and, instead of person place thing, talk place place place. Continue reading »