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Literary Wed Jan 06 2010

The Rec Room Reads the Dictionary to You @ Black Rock Pub

NewCover.jpgWhen social reformer Henry Ward Beecher famously labeled words as "pegs to hang ideas on," he likely didn't know the effect it would have on writers and scholars all over the world. The desire to view language as fluid, to disrupt and dismantle words at their core, is at the heart of many artists, and they have no larger enemy than the dictionary. The Rec Room plans to take the good book on, one word at a time.

Tonight at 8pm, The Rec Room, a collection of artists determined to mess with accepted modes of expression, will be rehashing, revisiting, reusing and wrecking many of our favorite words at the Black Rock Pub (3614 N Damen). The event is free and open to the public, so there's no reason for you not to come and hear our language mangled beyond recognition. "Fun" comes to mind, but I'm finding myself at a loss for words. Huh.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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