Nov. 26, 1936: Ambrose Schindler in The Times as USC and UCLA prepare to play for the first time in six years.
My colleague Jerry Crowe at The Timeshas a nice profile of Ambrose Schindler, former USC quarterback, stuntman on “The Wizard of Oz” and Coach at El Camino College.
Crowe writes: He no longer surfs or bicycles, favorite pastimes of the longtime beach resident, but on good days he’s still pretty sharp.
“His short-term memory is terrible,” says his 61-year-old son, Charlie, “but when he’s clear he can tell you the plays he called in the huddle at the Rose Bowl. …
“He’ll remember every play, every call. It’s just amazing.”
The Barnes Foundation closed in June and is being relocated to Philadelphia, but the New York Times has created an interactive tour of the museum’s former home. Sometimes described as quirky or eccentric, the museum reflects the particular vision of its creator, Albert C. Barnes, whose will stipulated that everything had to remain just as he left it.
The Museum of Arts & Design’s “THE FUN” has awarded four fellowships in the “artistic practice of nightlife,” according to Lizzie Simon in the Wall Street Journal.
Simon writes: As it turns out, these parties are neither the thumping, clubbing sort, nor the tightly choreographed gala sort, but “environments of cultural production,” said Jake Yuzna, the fellowship’s 28-year-old founder and the museum’s manager of public programs.
From the MAD Museum’s website: In recognition of New York nightlife’s vital contribution to the city’s creative community and its artistic pursuits, the Museum of Arts and Design introduces THE FUN fellowship. THE FUN annually provides four artists or artist collaboratives with financial and logistical support to strengthen and advance their endeavors in this undervalued social practice. The first recipients of this fellowship are Judy (Gabriel Babriel, Brian Belukha, Benjamin Haber, and Icky Mikki), Earl Dax, Gag! (Cameron Cooper and Zach Cole), as well as Lauren Devine and Patrik Sandberg.
Sugata Bose’s biography of his great-uncle, former Indian leader Subhas Chandra Bose (d. 1945), is reviewed by Tom Wright in the New York Times.
Wright says: Mr. Bose’s life is an action-packed thriller tailor-made for biographical treatment. The author has purposely aimed the book at a global audience who might know Indian independence icons like Jawaharlal Nehru, the nation’s first prime minister or Mahatma Gandhi but not be acquainted with a man whom Indians know as “Netaji,” or Respected Leader.
In the New York Times, Suzy Menkes examines the relationship between museums and fashion exhibits, asking: Is fashion really so exhibition worthy? And, more importantly, are there explicit standards by which the various shows should be judged?
The message board, once beloved, but now a relic of the Web 1.0, has become an endangered species, according to Virginia Heffernan in the New York Times’ Opinionator.
Preservationists are fighting to save 1930s buildings in the Churchill Woods forest preserve near Glen Ellyn. Chicago Tribune