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“Fado” by Jane Hirshfield

A man reaches close and lifts a quarter from inside a girl’s ear, from her hands takes a dove she didn’t know was there. Which amazes more, you may wonder: the quarter’s serrated murmur against the thumb or the dove’s … Continue reading

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The other evening we went to see Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It is a documentary on the recently discovered (1994) Chauvet cave where hundreds of drawings were found. It was discovered by a group of people who work … Continue reading

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Seduced by prestidigitation

Simon Pierro is a german magician and performance artist. The following video of his magical exploration of iOS 5 is amusing and clever. Once again I am reminded of J. Stuart Blackton over a century ago. (I have posted the … Continue reading

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