wmtc: ed asner, rest in power

People of my generation loved Ed Asner for his portrayal of Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, and Allan and I both remember enjoying the spinoff “Lou Grant”.* But in my home, Ed Asner was admired for more than his canny character acting. Asner was a union man.

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wmtc: chuck close, rest in peace

The artist Chuck Close died last week at the age of 81. He was an incredibly talented artist, a progressive thinker, and a diehard New Yorker who was often seen around town, especially in museums and galleries. I had the good fortune to interview Close at his studio in 1998.

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wmtc: goodbye charlie watts

Charlie Watts was the greatest rock and roll drummer of all time. He’s the reason the Stones’ music has so much swing, why it skips and chugs and rolls and flies, where so much rock merely clumps and plods. His playing was always described as propulsive.   And of course Charlie

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wmtc: portland street art

Our pics of murals, other street art, and food carts in Portland’s Alberta Arts District are now online. The photos themselves are nothing special, but the murals are very cool: here on Flickr. I also added a link in the post about our day in Portland.

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