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(The New York Times)   RIP Fred Sherer, the obscure artist whose work has been viewed by hundreds of millions of museum visitors   ( divider line
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2013-12-10 07:17:32 PM  
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Endive Wombat: I thought we did not greenlight NYT articles due to the paywall requirement?

I did not hit a paywall for that article.

Do you flush unwanted cookies periodically?  I delete all cookies every time I close my browser, except for a few sites I give explicit permission to save stuff on my computer.
2013-12-10 05:36:48 PM  
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I remember being completely awed by those diaromas when I was a kid.
2013-12-10 03:49:46 PM  
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The photographer Hirosho Sugimoto used to take pictures of the AMNH dioramas.  I swear I stared at the one below for 10 minutes trying to decide if it was real or not.  The combination of the diorama's realism and the black-and-white photography rendered it perfectly on the borderline between "real" and "fake", even up close.

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2013-12-10 08:11:58 AM  
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Godspeed Mr Sherer.  You made my childhood a whole lot brighter.
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