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On the Frontiers of Journalism

While the folks who think big thoughts are busy debating the future of newspapers, I thought I would experiment with something called paper.li. Paper.li, in case you have never heard of it (I hadn’t) allows a user to create a … Continue reading

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Gen. Custer — ‘Living History’

Steve Alexander is giving his “living history” portrayal of Gen. George Armstrong Custer on Saturday at the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing as part of its “Plowshares into Swords” exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The museum … Continue reading

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Month at the Museum

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is holding a competition to select someone who will live at the museum for a month. The museum’s website says: From Oct. 19 to Nov. 17, 2011, this person’s mission will be to experience … Continue reading

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More Letters From J.D. Salinger

The New York Times’ City Room has a story about a group of letters between author/recluse J.D. Salinger and E. Michael Mitchell, the artist who illustrated the original cover of “Catcher in the Rye.” Mitchell put the letters up for … Continue reading

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It Really Is All About Me!

Intel has created a virtual “Museum of Me” that draws on a user’s Facebook page to create the ultimate vanity project. And surely anyone with enough ego for this couldn’t possibly be worried about *privacy*.

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DEARBORN, Mich. The Arab American National Museum is opening an exhibit focusing on the generation of children who are growing since the 9/11 attacks. The project, “In the Heart of Arab America,” was sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Assn. … Continue reading

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Commemorative Flight Canceled After Replica Plane Crashes

Glenn Curtiss lands after a flight in his seaplane in an undated photo. July 14, 1911: Crowds see Glenn Curtiss’ demonstration of his seaplane at Winona Lake, as shown in the Warsaw Indiana Daily Union. The artist seems to have … Continue reading

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Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum will remain open with its collection intact. The announcement comes after museum supporters sued the university over plans to close the museum and sell its $350-million art collection. Boston Globe | NYT L.A. Times columnist … Continue reading

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#history: Museum Closed, Exhibits Sold at Auction

Ft. Wayne, Ind., has raised $50,000 by auctioning off items from its closed Jack Diehm Museum of Natural History, including  a polar bear that sold for $7,500. The museum was founded in 1965 by taxidermist Berlen Diehm to honor his … Continue reading

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From the Archives: King Tut Bus

Primary Resources, a blog of Metro’s Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive, has posted some images of vehicles, including this “King Tut bus,” decorated for the U.S. tour of “The Treasures of King Tutankhamun”  exhibit, which was on display … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: What Is a Western?

The Autry National Center is offering two film series on Saturdays through the year. The museum shows a Gene Autry double feature at noon on the first Saturday of the month in the Western Legacy Theater. Upcoming films are “Rhythm … Continue reading

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