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Artist Superduper-Sizes Eyeball For Chicago

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In 2007 artist Tony Tassert created a seven-foot-tall bloodshot eyeball, using his own eye as a reference. It was installed in a park in St. Louis, Missouri, where it creeps out visitors to this day. Apparently Tassert felt that the potential of the idea had yet to be exhausted. He created a new version of […]

Uncommon Cents in Abe City

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

For the past seven years, David Farrell has wanted to build a giant Lincoln Penny. It would stand in downtown Springfield, Illinois, the city of many Abe Lincoln attractions. Despite his efforts, “Farrell’s penny,” as some call it, seems no closer to reality than it was in 2003. But that in no way dampens David’s […]

Man Of Steel Joined By Woman Of Bronze

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Metropolis, Illinois, was officially declared “Hometown of Superman” by DC Comics in 1972. But it wasn’t until 1993 that the town finally got a decent, 15-foot-tall Superman statue. Now, 17 years later, Superman has been joined by a slightly less supersized Lois Lane.

JFK Murder Taxi One Of Many New Marvels In Roscoe

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Wayne Lensing shops hard so the rest of us don’t have to. We talked with Wayne after learning that he’d just bought the Dallas taxicab that Lee Harvey Oswald hopped into after he (allegedly) shot JFK.

Dick Tracy Statue: Newspaper Gumshoe Bronzed

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Crime cannot escape the long arm of the law, so comic strip supercop Dick Tracy should be at home everywhere.

2010: A Year To Remember

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

With the new year comes the promise of new wonders, yet unborn, that will dazzle our eyeballs into the distracted-driver danger zone. Here’s a brief look at some of the anticipated highlights for 2010 — and remember that every year also brings dozens of unexpected new attractions.

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