TravisBedard.com

Actor, Puppeteer, and Teaching Artist

Thus Far? No. Further.

My biological father was a desperately flawed man. A lot of my early life was shaped by his responses to his mental illnesseses and insecurities.…

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Consist of the subject matter of stalking.

We're all trying to leave a mark. You never know when you're going to die and you'd like to have nudged the world a little…

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Desert

Years ago David Dower taught me to look at the abundance in a situation.  I had trained myself to rattle off the sheaf of reasons that…

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Friday Five Redux

A year ago... a man and his art: Well not his art... This is "Crusher" by Simon Birch as installed at 14th Factory. A lot…

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On the Other Side

I am a conservative person by nature. My gut impulse is for status quo reinforcing rule following. I have problems with conflict. During undergrad my…

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Episode 2: A New Hope

The first question most people ask about dying is, “was there a light? Anything?” What they mean is did you cheat and get any answers…

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Herein Will I Imitate the Sun

My extended cardiac pause at the end of last year was cause for reflection, which I think most folks would find pretty common. That period…

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Root Root Root for the Home Team

The current conversational content at my house breaks down pretty simply. It’s approximately 11% making fun of me for dying; 6% what’s for dinner; 43%…

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To a New Year…

A month ago I died. Only for a while, but if you stick to binary score keeping it’s the sort of thing that makes you…

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He’s a Conspirator!

And we're back with Episode 7 of our slow out into the Twin Cities theatre community. Tonight I open Julius Caesar, the first part of…

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Ducdame

I make a lot of indulgent choices in my life. While I am not a full blown hedonist, I came by this shape fairly. This…

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Home is a Moment

Over the last fifteen years I have tried to create a practice for myself wherein I write about the situations I find myself in so that…

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Count the Cost

As an atheist in modern America, I am on edge about cultural Christianity burrowing deeper and deeper into my civic institutions; I am frustrated by…

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Plan Rocker Show Stopper

Theatre producers seem to live in a permanent terror about the pending Ragnarok. It may be that most of the theatre makers I know don't have even…

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Frozen

I'm sure that for all performers there are literal moments in performance that are trapped in amber. For my tribe, the non-institutional vagabonds for whom show…

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Sweet Creature of Bombast

You don't get to script your endings... Willie Mays as a Met, Dwight Evans as a Baltimore Oriole, Joe Montana as a Kansas City Chief -…

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The Road Goes Ever Ever On

I am a sentimentalist. I cry at everything. Not just first two seasons of West Wing or Lil Sebastian like... commercials. Even when I know…

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Purge

Over the course of a couple of days this week I watched a livestream of someone cleaning up his Facebook profile. And it was riveting.…

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Friday Five: Oct. 31

1. All of Megan Kimber's stuff (currently has an exhibition up at Greyduck Gallery) 2. The Berlioz section of Chagall's Paris Opera House Ceiling 3.…

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Friday Five: Oct 24

1. This entire series of figures from Marina Rubinke is so macabre I almost feel guilty linking you too them.   2. Look. I'm Late…

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Friday Five: Oct. 17

1. Emulsifier - This rotating glass sculpture by THOMAS MEDICUS. [embed]http://vimeo.com/108911820[/embed] 2. Cocktail of the week: a blueberry gin sour from Supergoldenbakes 3. Three Doors…

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Friday Five: Oct. 10

1. Mud mural from Yusuke Asai. Yes mud really: 2. Deep Fried Tequila Shots TRUE THING: 3. This Shadow Box... or rather a box that…

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Friday Five: Oct. 3

1. Eight of Cups by Sara Emily Kuntz from the Cabildo Quarterly I would get this funny déjà vu in the kitchen with you: your neck…

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Friday Five : Sept. 26

1. I enjoy clever street art... 2.  Drink of the week: Gin Basil Lemonade  This is what I will be making with Genius Gin for…

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Friday Five: Sept 19

1. Martin Tomsky's laser cut woodcuts:   2. Lenka Simeckova's illustrations... slinky menace - reminiscant of Sandman covers... 3.  This week's drink is the Radical…

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Friday Five – Sept. 12

1. Zara Pickens Illustration esp: 2. Cocktail of the week: straightforward as the come, the Gimlet 3. The inscrutable book cover feel of this: 4.…

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Friday Five : Sept. 5

1. Summer Cooler with an Autumn Note As summer ends the palate starts to shift and I start wanting more ginger... but I miss the…

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A Friend Like Me

So. So Robin Williams. A man I never met takes his own life and I am as emotional as my 18 year old self would…

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What’s Making Me Happy : Powers

It’s been a long couple of weeks. Trouble is sort of relative. If you have the energy and focus to deal with whatever you’re facing…

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What is Making Me Happy? Winning.

At some point later tonight I will or will not be awarded by the B. Iden Payne committees’ subscribers/members for my performance as John of…

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What is Making me Happy? Old Friends

Being in rehearsal until 10 every night and visiting with my wife or taking care of other assorted business after rehearsal has meant that in…

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What is Making me Happy This Week: A Cop Out

It’s been a long year, a long month and a long week.Bilbo would have said I was too little butter scraped over too much bread.…

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What Is Making Me Happy This Week : Recognition

  This has been a year of abundance for me in performance. I have worked with great people in great shows with great roles. As…

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What is Making Me Happy : Amateurism

The weekly something happy can be as simple as opening night presents... or something more complicated like a successful opening weekend full of friends and…

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What is Making Me Happy: Leftovers

It is tech week #2 for Trouble Puppet Theatre Co.’s The Head, wherein for a period of time I get to manipulate personal demons instead…

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What is making me happy: Doing

With all appropriate humility: I am better than a bunch of people at a bunch of things. I may well be the living embodiment of…

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What is Making Me Happy: Soreness

Maybe ‘happy’ isn’t quite the word I’m digging for here. I am descended from a long line of laborers. All the traceable distance into my…

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What is making me Happy? : IPF Team

Maybe my brain is being scrambled by Megan and I rewatching Mission: Impossible (the series!) on the Netflix recently but this week honors are going…

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What’s Making Me Happy: Ganzfeld

As I began this exercise I talked about the Cult of Busyness narrowing my focus to the steps immediately in front of me and how…

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What’s Making Me Happy: Overlap

A few years ago my friend and producing partner Will Hollis Snider did a Photo 365, taking one “publishable” photo a day. He discovered as…

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What’s Making me Happy?

  Two full years ago, an epoch in internet time, I wrote about the easy negativity of this medium so many of us use as…

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The End of 2012.

  The year two thousand twelve. Chronologically.   1: Messenger No. 4 (or How to Survive a Greek Tragedy)   2. My first tattoo  …

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Gestalt

My brain didn’t come with a user guide or best practices manual. Mostly I have to figure out how it works and then sort of…

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Public / Private

I ran across a blog post asking that non-believers seek to change the tone around the cultural conversation by giving believers a little slack. It…

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Friday Five

1. Ariana Page Russell has dermatogrpahia and works it. 2. So many flavors my brain began leaking. 3. I feel bad sharing Smitten Kitchen sometimes…

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FFFFFriday Five

1. Fruit skulls. FRUIT. SKULLS by Dmitri Tsykalov 2. Collage Fawn! 3. Semiprecious  - Sam Wolfe Connelly. There’s something about the light in this… 4.…

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Friday Five

Yaron Strindberg’s the Brain/City Project Yutaka Sone Islands Joseph Leroux Philippe Baylaucq‘s ORA - no lighting: 3D thermal imaging! Take a book, leave a book….

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Friday Five

1. Muscle up! 2. I love this lil guy from Matt Walford. He reminds me of Archimedes from Clash of the Titans 3. Faux death…

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Friday Five

1. Look the TEXTURE of this dish well may be a nightmare, but the FLAVORS sound great and the COLORS are amazing: Watermelon radish. Perfect.…

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Friday FIVE

We’re Malicious Glamour heavy this week. I get that. 1. Martha Graham 2. Mary Pickford 3. Sepraven 4. I love the texture here: 5. Hep…

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Friday Five

1. Diana / Apollo Pt II by Christopher Luciana 2.  Under Nuclear Threat – Luzinteruptus 3. Hippocampus – Greg A. Dunn 4. Rodd Luff -…

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Friday Five

1. Squash, Eggs, Goat Cheese. I’m pretty well sold. <img src="http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2011_08_17-squash1 alternative viagra france.jpg" alt="" width="820" height="706" /> 2. Ydk Morimoe 3. A Perfect Vacuum…

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Friday Five

1. Purse! 2. "Abbadon" by Barbara Broadwell 3. Ann Hamilton again! 4. Ken Wong 5.  DAL - Redeer

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Friday: FIVE

1 Alexander Jansson 2. not for Texas but OMG 3. Rainbow Ants 4. SUPER 5. Com-FY

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FRIDAY FIVE

1.MoonyKhoa Le <img src="http://www.emptykingdom.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/safe_zone_by_moonywolf vente ligne viagra.jpg" alt="" /> 2. Jeff Simpson 3. Ai Shinohara 4. “Altered Perspectives” from Little Owl Design 5.  From Curbly

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Freitag Fünf

1.0 Win. Dows. 2.0 By Tom French [We stardust we are golden…] 3.0  I try to avoid featuring Smitten Kitchen because we all read it,…

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Friday Five

1. Elizaveta Porodina 2. Sisyphus from the Interesni Kazki collective 3. Tran Ngyuen 4. Lorenzo Duran 5. Shichinohe Masaru

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Friday FIVE

1. Daphne Mir (@lekogirl) showed me the Hyphae lamps from Nervous System. WOW. 2. How to Build a Forest 3. I saw this like three…

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Talk About What’s Good

Oh internet, fetid firehose of information and unwashed humanity, you so confound and delight. If you plug into the pipeline and crank the valves fully…

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Friday Five

1. Apricot Rhyme (from SeriousEats.com) 2. From Maria Sardari 3. an editorial shoot for Majo Fruithof shot by Patrizio Di Renzo 4. Just Lovely 5.…

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Friday 5

1. Fuck yeah lovely rooms <img src="http://25 faut il une ordonnance pour viagra.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ll0ii3bRtP1qfh970o1_500.jpg" alt="" width="594" height="895" /> 2. Fuck Yeah Lovely Rooms 3. Pride Motherfuckers.…

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Friday Five!!!

1. Tattoos! No really! Gorgeous work from Amanda Wachob 2. Agnes Cecile 3. Lights! 4. Cocktail! Dress! 5. Wall of Plants!

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Friday 5!!!

1. Kahori Maki 2. Arugula Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese 3. Knitted magic: 4. Swampy 5. Meg Hunt

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Sometimes the Show Isn’t Over When It Ends

Megan and I are theatre folk. I much more than she, but we both have spent  an inordinate amount of time in darkened rooms playing…

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Friday Five

1. Oatmeal Muffins! 2. Bundle of newspapers inspired pendant lamp from Brooke Woolsey 3. UFO from Alex Boil with with Mathilde Oriol 4. Brooke Shaden…

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Friday 5!

1. Russ Mills 2. Do we have cups… Rays from Chengyuan Wei on Vimeo. 3. Romeo Zivoin 4. Only 9.99! Watch Consumed (2015) Full Movie…

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Friday Five!

1. Loom, a film from arachnophobes nightmares, a literal moth in a literal spider’s web – buit more than that.. Loom from Polynoid on Vimeo.…

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Friday Five

1. Hot Chocolate! 2. 3 Person Chess! 3. Tobias Keene. For real click through. 4. Polly Morgan 5. Lights

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Friday Five

1. Bacon. A LOT of bacon. 2. IKEA instructions to other things: 3. A light. 4. Graham Caldwell 5. Swoon + Cat Solen Swoon +…

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Friday: FIVE

1. Sergio Cerchi – I also love “Raindrops” in Salon 6 [click the link] 2. Ain’t nothing wrong with aspirational furniture. Right? I mean… Right?…

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Friday Five

1. Cinemagraphs! Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) 2. Jim Darling 3. San Francisco… in TOOTHPICKS 4. This is the print I got from…

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Friday…. FIVE!!!

1. As promised: MUFFINS!  Watch Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download  Watch Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)…

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Watch out for that last step

I am an agnostic (tl;dr – I don’t know and you don’t either) One of my pet peeve responses from believers in my experience when…

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Friday 5

1. Martin Stranka   2. Stephen Cefalo – Adrift   3. OMG you guys : Liam Hart!   4. Fashion illustration for The South Sider…

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Friday Five

1. Golden Rays! 2. LOFT 3. Dan Hillier via Phantasmaphile 4. Church into LOFTS! 5. Yoshimasa Tsuchiya

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Friday Five

1. Given my recent flailings in the faerie tale world I would be lying if I said that this Sara Holbert illustration wasn’t hitting that…

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Friday 5!!!

1. Share Some Sugar showed me this so they win!: 2. Hey there Little Red Riding Hood… you sure are lookin’ good… 3. Design*Sponge showed…

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Friday Five

1. I have a birthday coming up: 2. Dear Whiners: 3. Office Depot! 4. What’s up chocolate Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake!? <a href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2011/03/guinness-chocolate-cheesecake acheter viagra gratuit.html"…

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Friday – FIVE!

1. I love this space Will needs one of these.I   2. BUBBLES! Stinson Beach Bubbles (canon 550D) from markdaycomedy on Vimeo.   3. When…

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Friday Five

1. The key to wisdom is having a really sweet chair to sit in while growing wise. 2. I love this ad series, just in…

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Friday? Five!

1. IT’S FULL OF STAIRS…   2. Nasa’s last mission is underway…   3. She had her tetanus shot…   4. TEN SION meta from…

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Friday Five

1. In honor of the dearly departed St. Valentine: 2. from a devoted reader in Austin and Kyung Woo Han 3. Ruben Ireland – My…

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Friday… FIVE

1. Into the Woods – Thoroughbred art from from Paul Romano by Way of Blood Milk through Phantasmaphile. 2. Lesley-Anne Green’s Odd Dolls from Daily…

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Freitag Funf

1. Migle G. 2. Nice Wreath 3. Gravy IN a biscuit 4. Wear a Slogan? NEVER 5. Have you kicked this year off the way…

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Friday 5!

1. She HAS a head. You can see it! (Denise Grünstein) 2. The cake is a lie. 3. Simon Procter 4.Finding yourself isn’t species specific…

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Five for a Friday

1. She’s not creepy… Nor is she… you really need to see them larger…. 2. This portrait looks like me… but all of Tod Kopke’s…

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Friday Five!

1. Finger Limes! 2. h/t Phantasmaphile 3. Beautiful 4. Snack time! 5. Pancakes!

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Friday FIVE

1. Robots with heart! 2. Something is missing…. 3. Monsters all the way through… 4. Working panda is working…. 5. sometimes Simple is Beautiful <a…

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Final Friday Five 2010

1. Midwinter is the single best time to make the squash do all the work : RECIPE 2. Timothy Braun has written the year end…

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Friday Five

With a short year of Friday Fives to choose from it would be a little silly to do an end of the year “Best Of”.…

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Friday Five

1. There’s no way I’m not leading off this Friday with Ryan Woodward’s ‘Thought of You’ Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.…

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Friday Five

1. While trimming our tree on Saturday afternoon, I came many beautiful decorations which were Mike's before we were even a couple. One of them…

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Friday Five

1. Steampunk, check. Shadow puppets in front of the magic lantern styling, check. The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello! 2. Paper crafts. Like doctorate level…

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Black Friday Five

1. a gateway to…? 2. While I wait for Black Swan 3. Isabella Cochereau made you a collage. 4. Anti-Billboard from Lead Pencil Studios 5.…

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Friday Five

1. Protests aren’t always effective, or beautiful. But there is a really powerful aesthetic working in a lot of the photos in the Globe’s Big…

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Friday Five

1. Look at this. No. Look again. Now go look at the rest: Chadwick and Spector 2. Beautiful AND the blanches and alcove would give…

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Friday Five

1. 2. MICHAEL McMILLEN, Chamber of Revelation, 2003, Sign painters enamel on window, 28 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches, Courtesy LA Louver,…

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Friday Five

Number one this week honestly has to go to Jim Campbell and his light installation: I would love to have something like this as a…

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Friday Five

1. Sometimes your water gets boring, admit it. So effervescent drink tablets it is… also comes in bacon. 2. Derek Gores got an A+ in…

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Friday? FIVE!

1. You now what you didn’t know you needed? Food interpretations of your states… or mine! Go find YOUR state at Short Handed Studio! 2.…

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