Mayer has created hundreds of these types of sculptures over the past two decades, starting when thrift shops were looking to quickly get rid of the heavy, metal, and presumed-to-soon-be-obsolete typewriters. Raymond Santos was born in Manhattan on Dec. 28, 1928. His parents, Carmen and Ramon Santos, were from Puerto Rico. His mother was a doll maker and homemaker, his father a doorman. He grew up, in East Harlem and later the Bronx, immersed in Puerto Rican music and in big-band jazz, particularly as played by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Count Basie.
Avoid the crowdsArt and historical objects are worth taking a few quiet moments to consider. It is impossible to take in a large painting or really appreciate that 6,000-year-old sculpture without stopping to think. And stopping to think gets infinitely harder when there are people pushing and shoving one another to see the same things. Oleg Matsnev contributed reporting.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days
Allyn Burrows, the theater’s artistic director, did the tour 30 years ago. “It’s a grueling, long commitment,” he told me. “A boot camp for 17 weeks.” But it was, for him, “one of the most challenging, most rewarding experiences I would ever have.” (I asked him if anyone famous had ever joined the tour. Oliver Platt. And maybe Bronson Pinchot, though he wasn’t completely sure.) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Late in the second quarter Thursday night, what had been a raucous crowd at Gillette Stadium suddenly grew almost funereal.
All your senses are heightened at night; everything is amplified. When you hear rustling leaves, it is as if you can pick out each individual flutter. The scurrying of small mammals offers a complex, scratchboard choreography. Listen hard along an internal register, and you sometimes pick up the pounding thud of your heart, or a mysterious whooshing that swirls through your ears like a miniature mistral. The cognitive realms of insomnia frequently resemble the dippy altered states induced by psychotropic drugs. (And of course, like a bad trip, the night can be full of terror: hypnagogic hallucinations causing mysterious shadows to sway before your open eyes or inducing furniture to hulk and loom.) Though the body-positivity movement and self-love preaching stars like Lizzo are more popular than ever, and many women are ditching their underwire bras for more comfortable alternatives, shapewear has maintained a viselike grip on America’s midsections. Nearly 20 years after Oprah named Spanx a “Favorite Thing,” that grasp shows no sign of loosening.Delivered in 2-3 bussiness days