Tag Archives: 2000’s

2006: Wilderness

Mark Dion: Mobile Wilderness Wolf Unit (2006)

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1870: Cento

A cento is a poem composed of lines taken from other poems, either by different authors or from the same author. (Homer and Virgil are traditional favorites.) The word comes from the Greek κεντρόνη, which means “patchwork garment.” The following … Continue reading

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2004: Diane Abbott MP

Stuart Pearson Wright: Diane Abbott MP (2004); in 1987, Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament. See a video of her talking about this portrait here.

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2001: Crying Landscape

Yang Jiechang: Crying Landscape: Three Gorges Dam (2002)

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2009: Crumbs

D. R. McCoy: Crumbs (2009); “I have been studying the Book of Acts recently, which reminded me that gentiles like myself are only allowed into the kingdom because we are receiving the ‘crumbs’ discarded by the people in Jesus’ day. … Continue reading

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2005: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

The Brothers Quay, directors: The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2005)

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2006: Poor Pluto

Since Pluto’s orbital period around the Sun—its “year”—is about 248 years, it had not even managed one trip around the sun in the 76 years between its discovery as the ninth planet in 1930 and its infamous reclassification as a … Continue reading

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