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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Idea of a Temple

The Imperial Hotel (Tokyo), The Guggenheim Museum (New York), Wingspread and the Johnson Wax¬†Administrative Building (Racine, WI), Robie House (Chicago), Taliesen and Taliensen West (Spring Green, WI, and Scottsdale, AZ), Falling Water (Mill Run, PA)—the list of important buildings goes … Continue reading

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Praise for Smokestacks & Skyscrapers

In 1999 Loyola University Press’ imprint, Wild Onion Books, published a book David Starkey and I edited.¬† Smokestacks and Skyscrapers was the first major anthology of Chicago writing in nearly 50 years and by far its most comprehensive.¬† It gained … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander: Praise Song for the Obama Inaugural

As the 2012 election nears—yet another historic one, most say—I think about Elizabeth Alexander, the poet who read her poem “Praise Song for the Day” on January 20, 2009, at the Inaugural of President Barack Obama. The perils of writing … Continue reading

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