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Archive for November, 2010« Previous Entries
As the pace of Coney Island’s much touted “revitalization” has accelerated in recent months, many beloved landmarks, historic buildings and mom-and-pop businesses have become casualties of plans to modernize the “amusement core” and transform it into a year-round (and far more mainstream) tourist destination.
Inside Joe Taylor’s Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum — unique on its own merits — is a room that Joe called “a fossil billboard art museum.”
Las Vegas has long been identified with gimmicky, brightly lit signage of gargantuan proportions, so it’s surprising that the city recently fouled up the installation of a pair of 45-foot-tall illuminated paint brushes.
Thanks to artist Jerome Ferretti, the North Corktown neighborhood of Detroit is now home to a dome-headed cat sculpture that rises up out of the ground beneath a pedestrian overpass that spans highway I-75.
Jerry Garcia was one of those rare individuals who could be recognized without seeing his head.
The same Michigan artists who last year built a Loch Ness Monster now have a new creation looking for a good home: a 55-foot-long mechanical flying pig.« Previous Entries
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- Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens
- The Do Nothing Machine
- Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators
- Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax
- Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies