Pixies US tour

Lynne Kiesling Just a quick follow-up to Mike’s weekend post about the Pixies: they have announced some US dates on their current tour (sorry, Mike and Craig, none in Texas): November: 4 The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA – on sale TBA 8 Fox Theater, Oakland, CA – on sale August 16 9 Fox Theater, Oakland, … More Pixies US tour

Meet James Ensor, Belgium’s famous painter, at New York’s MOMA

Lynne Kiesling The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an exhibition of James Ensor’s work. Ensor was a late 19th-early 20th century Belgian painter, and the best word I can think of to describe his work is … eclectic. From the NYT review of the exhibition: He was an aggrieved traditionalist with a pop-culture itch, … More Meet James Ensor, Belgium’s famous painter, at New York’s MOMA

Stay in school

Michael Giberson A few years ago I attended a free concert in the park in Arlington, Virginia by The Grandsons. Between songs lead guitarist Alan MacEwen observed that the bass player had a gig in Atlantic City, New Jersey the night before and had barely arrived at the park moments before the concert was to … More Stay in school

Glaeser and Florida on urbanization, and Nashville’s lure

Lynne Kiesling Here are a couple of interesting and related articles on urban dynamism and what economists call economies of agglomeration. Digital communication technology was supposed to reduce those economies of agglomeration, right? We can work from anywhere, don’t have to be physically co-located, and that includes developing countries too … so, as Ed Glaeser … More Glaeser and Florida on urbanization, and Nashville’s lure