Tag Archives: 9/11

“Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100” by Martin Espada

for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100, working at the Windows on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center Alabanza. Praise the cook with a shaven head … Continue reading

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For whom the bell tolls

Yesterday, JB and I wandered through the Chicago Botanical Gardens early in the morning. We hadn’t realized it until we arrived, but at 7:45am, carillon player James Fackenthal played “In Memoriam,” followed by a bell toll for each person who … Continue reading

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Great irony, historical synchronicity, opportunity

Jitish Kallat, an Indian artist, has created a provocative site- specific piece, Public Notice 3, at the Art Institute of Chicago which opened on September 11 last year and will remain on display until today, September 11, 2011. Kallat has … Continue reading

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