When painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo worked in references to Kabbalah, paganism and his own sexuality (gay). He also included characters who are giving the finger to Pope Julius II….if you look closely you can also see the words, “I bury Paul.” Or is it So Dark the Con of Man?
Among Norman Mailer’s weirdest accomplishments was a 15,000-piece futuristic city that he built in Legos in his apartment. Enough about his literary legacy: I want to know who gets his Legos. His literary executor says he seemed “to take as much pride in it as in any of his other creations.” Surely Mailer’s City of the [...]
My Sunday column:
FRANK LLOYD WRONG
November 11, 2007 — Memo to Frank Gehry: next time you put up yet another of your disastrously engineered buildings, try to find a place where it might be less conspicuous to engineers than the MIT campus.
In a lawsuit first reported by the Boston Globe last week, MIT alleged that the [...]