Posted inArts & Culture

Claes Oldenburg’s Chicago

At the corner of Madison and Jefferson in Chicago stands a 100-foot-high baseball bat, constructed in a lattice pattern from 20 tons of steel. It is the largest sculpture created by the artist Claes Oldenburg, a man from whose mind sprang any number of super-sized objects: a 45-foot tall clothespin in Philadelphia, a 29-foot-long spoon […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Oobleck Objects Again

To the editors: So Bush’s big issue in the campaign now is that Clinton’s a baddie for protesting the Vietnam war, for not supporting our boys. Jesus Christ. Ever get the sinking feeling that you must fight every battle twice? That we are all subject to a kind of institutionalized amnesia that makes all progress […]