May 23rd, 2007

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Review: Wired Magazine

krow and I have been sharing a subscription to Wired Magazine. I actually was an original subscriber to Wired, getting issue #1 in the mail, and remained subscribed for several years. I dumped all my old issues when packing to move to Boston back in 1996. The quality fell off, and I let my sub lapse. But, as I said, I'm trying it again, and sometimes the articles are better, but a key something has been lost. Specifically, the ads. Most of the ads in the latest issue looked like they were supposed to be GQ instead. Such a sad thing, for a mag that I used to read in part for the ads.

Wired? Still Tired.
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Review: Seattle Art Museum

"Needs more dead white guys."

I may be a "philistine", but I will stand by that review. The only stuff that I found good and interesting, would have been better placed in an "Exploratoreum" type setting (an exhibit that played with painted trees and carefully place cameras, that you could walk thru), or in a historial museum (a stunning collection of 2000 year old blown glassware recovered from the grave of a Roman artisan).