HEAR YE, HEAR YE…IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON! Huzzah! I refer not to the many summer music gatherings (stop being such a normie), but to the nerdy entertainment extravaganza that is a Renaissance festival: a seasonal fair set roughly in the theme of a fantasized renaissance-era Europe. Common to all Renaissance festivals is the great variety of […]
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Nothing disorders my mind quite like the mutability of time. It feels like an age since our library – the real library – was open. For me, the Real Library is the downtown location as it was before the renovation and pandemic: open to everyone, with copious oak and brick, faux skylights, endless tall shelves, […]
I don’t remember my first silent film, but I remember the feeling: the strangeness, the engrossing quiet, the sense of entering a world unknown as I stared, transfixed. In an age of superficial surplus and sensory overload, where the distinction between entertainment and distraction has become so blurred, here was something that quietly invited my […]