Sesame Street Turns 40 Today, & “L” Is Still Swell

Comments   1   Date Arrow  November 10, 2023 at 4:16pm   User  by Mark Willis

The flaneur knows that an interesting street can be an art gallery, a library, a classroom. Even the representation of a street on television has possibilities for children whose overprotective parents won’t let them walk down the real thing. So here’s a tip of the hat to Sesame Street on its 40th birthday!

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London Street Art Prepares for “The Thousands”

Comments   2   Date Arrow  August 19, 2023 at 7:22pm   User  by Mark Willis

The blind flaneur needs to figure out how to get to London for this. via RJ Rushmore at Vandalog:
The street art exhibition I announced last week finally has a name: The Thousands. It also has a special blog where you can find regular updates about how well (or poorly) the whole event is going along [...]

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The World Needs A Naked Flaneur’s Stroll

Comments   0   Date Arrow  June 18, 2023 at 7:18pm   User  by Mark Willis

Naked cyclists make their way past Toronto’s Eaton Centre, June 13, 2009, for the World Naked Bike Ride. Participants in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax rode naked to celebrate cycling and the human body and to demonstrate the vulnerability of cyclist on the road and protest against oil dependency. [Photo by Tara Walton/The [...]

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Black Irises: Flânerie in the Garden

Comments   0   Date Arrow  June 7, 2023 at 9:19am   User  by Mark Willis

Flânerie reaches beyond the street, as Bill Cunningham reveals when he travels to Old Westbury, Long Island for a garden party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the public gardens there. The rhododendrons were in full bloom, and so were the floral print dresses summoned forth by the party’s 1960s “Flower Child” motif. Ms. Modigliani will [...]

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A Flaneur’s Nemesis: Suburban Patio Man

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 21, 2023 at 9:51am   User  by Mark Willis

Two details from the morning news stream disconcerted me gloomily as I rode to work with my car pool. David Brooks’ latest reification of the U.S. Everyman brand reduced it to one nervous, order-seeking archetype: Patio Man. “He’s happy with the new street-scape shopping area where he and his family can stroll before a [...]

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