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B Reactor’s Slide Rule: Touched By Fermi?

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Scientist Enrico Fermi was a superstar of nuclear physics. He was the genius who helped to build the first atomic pile in 1939, and who later oversaw the construction of the B Reactor outside of Richland, Washington.

Roadside News: August 13, 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Motorcycles to Hell – OH | The Real First US President – MD | Not Quite Nirvana Monument – WA | Dungeon Master Immortal – WI

Light Headed: Laserium

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s a tale of survival and resurrection. Of inspiration and beauty. Of teenagers discovering what awesomeness really means, perhaps with the help of a certain sweet-smelling herb. It is the story of the rebirth of…Laserium! Yes, that staple of coming-of-age psychedelia has found a permanent home in the heart of Hollywood; Laserium CyberTheater has opened […]

Catching Monorail Mania

Friday, June 12th, 2009

This Sunday, members of The Monorail Society will gather at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System. Back on June 14, 1959, ever-cheerful then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon dedicated the original three-car Mark I monorail. His daughters Julie and Tricia were official ribbon cutters, as can be seen […]

Budget Woes For Less Than Literal Art

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

You can blame the economy, but even in a good year communities can be spending-averse when it comes to abstract sculptures for public spaces. Giant Teeth, Bedrock City, AZ Take Neptune Beach, Florida, for example. Its city council just voted down a $250,000 proposal for “Pathfinder,” a 26-foot-high series of metal rings that would swivel […]

Vandals Spray Seattle’s Troll

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Trolls don’t get much respect, even on their best days. Now the giant Fremont Troll in Seattle, Washington, has suffered the indignity of being painted by vandals. A couple of weeks ago, the troll was sprayed with fingernails, tattoos, fangs, and a green eye. Volunteers from the Fremont Arts Council got together and quickly restored […]

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