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Gnomon Know-how

By UrbanAnthropod, June 21, 2010 1:15 pm
Half of the astrological predictor

Half of the astrological predictor

Celebrating Summer Solstice
What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than to celebrate various gnomons. While most will flock to ancient celestial calendar structures, like Stonehenge, there are more recent structures in the world that harness the Sun for time-keeping and astrological predictions. The sun and the moon have always played important roles when we …

Band of Horses at Grand Central

By UrbanAnthropod, June 18, 2010 10:05 pm
Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses

Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses

Following up on a Tweet from Band of Horses, I discovered that AOL (they still exist and have money to sponsor things?) was throwing a surprise pop-up show inside Grand Central Terminal. I’d heard Band of Horses live before when they opened for Pearl Jam last month at the Garden. Appraising their sound was a …

Stalking De La Vega

By UrbanAnthropod, June 8, 2010 9:49 pm
Man Hole Man - De La Vega

Man Hole Man - De La VegaMan Hole Man - De La Vega

Anyone who lives or works near Spanish Harlem is sure to have come across spontaneous chalk drawings accompanied by mysterious axioms instructing one to “Become your dream”. James De La Vega is a fixture in the neighborhood despite being moved down to the East Village. And for the longest time, he was just an apparition to me who only existed in chalk that suddenly appeared before me.

Japan Day

By UrbanAnthropod, June 6, 2010 3:31 pm
Little girl at Japan Day 2010

Little girl at Japan Day 2010

Today was Japan Day in New York! Japan Day festivities in Central Park (East Meadow) aim to promote the understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the relationship within the local Japanese community. This year of 2010 also marks the 150th anniversary of the First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to New York. What better way to celebrate …

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