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March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Public Library Grows Huge in Beijing

Yet for all that, the CCTV headquarters may be the greatest work of architecture built in this century. Mr. Koolhaas has always been interested in making buildings that expose the conflicting energies at work in society, and the CCTV building is the ultimate expression of that aim, beginning with th[...]

December 11th, 2011 - 11:32 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Center Proposes Experience Terrorism Center

Crosscut, David Brewster (excerpted) : ………  a neutral-to-sympathetic portrayal of terrorism through the centuries,………….something no other American city has had the vision or moral courage to do, at least yet. There would be hands-on weapon-building instruct[...]

October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE Scene: Why Marcie Stillman is Wrong About SLU

Over at Crosscut Marcie Sillman has an intriguing history of Seattle as a city of innovation.  Here is a taste of what she covers: Boeing Nirvana Amazon Microsoft Starbucks Slate Immunex I found the list somewhat sad.  For example SEALAND and United Parcel, both of which loom hugely in today̵[...]

October 6th, 2011 - 12:18 am § in Environment, Science, The Ave Scene

HUMOR: The Great White Worm is Real! … Sasquatch is next!

The Northwest is as wierd and wonderful as Australia.  All they have is pouches.  We have clams with probosci that look like great black penises, slugs built like US Army tanks, ORCA whales that make humans seem boring, eagles that sore overhead but do not ever steal babies, big foot, and now, as[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 8:27 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

UW: The Early Entrance Program Begets a Great Pianist

from PANDORA: Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, WA, Parks began playing piano at a young age and by the time he was 14 had enrolled in an early entrance degree program at[...]

September 16th, 2011 - 8:49 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Waterfront Project

Last month the New York Times (August 21, 2011, By JOHN HARWOOD) summarized the views of business economists about how to stimulate the stalled economy: “While waiting for education investments to pay off, however, Mr. Gross says the government should finance immediate job creation to shore up[...]

September 14th, 2011 - 8:45 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Henry Gallery Exhibits Mt. Rainier Made of Seattle Junque

Image 2: David Herbert. Holy Mountain. 2011. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist and Postmasters Gallery, New York. Seattle native David Herbert utilizes everyday materials, including Styrofoam, PVC pipes, and Scotch Tape, to create eccentric sculptural installations of iconic subjects. During a[...]

September 2nd, 2011 - 11:14 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE: a vision for Seattle’s new waterfront.

Any successful effort to create a marvelous waterfront park for Seattle should include turning Elliot Avenue into a grand entrance into the city.  Once you cross the Ballard Bridge, there are fields, a very underused shopping center, warehouses, and amazing access to three great attraction … [...]

May 14th, 2011 - 7:19 am § in America, The Ave Scene

Recommended Reading:

  Ed. When our children were little, Barb and took them to visit the grave site of Chief Seattle, a trip I recommend for every child growing up in this city named for an amazing man of peace. Despite the name of this city, monuments to our history or all quite sad.  The totem pole […][...]

February 24th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

Humanities Should Not Be a Partisan Pawn.

Don’t cut humanities By David J. Skorton, President of Cornell from Washington Post Last month, the Republican Study Committee released its hard-hitting recommendations for reductions in the federal budget. Regardless of our individual politics, and whether we agree with any of the targets for[...]