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Jim Morrison and The Doors locations

Posted on July 9, 2012 by peter bell

Forty-one years ago today, Jim Morrison was lowered into a Paris burial plot (on July 9, 1971). The Doors frontman would have been 68 years old if he were alive today, but instead died of a heroin overdose at the tender age of 27. Where once the Lizard King slithered across the country, spitting his […]

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Diane Arbus: Life, Photos, Locations

Posted on February 8, 2012 by peter bell

Few photographers have created as much controversy, or as many iconic images, as the American photographer Diane Arbus.  During her life, her work challenged preconceptions of photography.  Her work had many approaches, but she often focused on marginalized or peripheral roles in society (circus performers, drag queens, nudists, the developmentally disabled).  After her death, the […]

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Top 5 Postmodern Architecture Buildings in Minneapolis

Posted on February 2, 2012 by peter bell

At a dinner awhile back, I was trying to provoke a reaction from an artist and author by asking if she considered her recent work as “postmodern.”  The reaction was immediate and visceral, with several people wincing.  “I hate that word,” said a friend attending art school.  “It sounds so art school-y.” Like the alternative […]

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Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, WA locations

Posted on January 18, 2012 by peter bell

The first time I heard Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” it was on MTV.  My mother had gotten cable to watch The Gulf War (thanks, CNN!) and MTV was part of the package.  For any younger readers, MTV used to show music videos almost exclusively back then, before the The Real World proved wildly successful in […]

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Portlandia Season 1 Filming Locations

Posted on January 12, 2012 by peter bell

Every once in awhile, I come across a show that is a slow burn for me.  I may see a clip, hear an anecdote about an episode, laugh for a bit, and then move on.  As far as tv goes, I’ll watch an episode of just about any show.  In some cases, I’ll watch the […]

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