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Let’s Talk About the Museum of Sex

“Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world.”        — The Museum of Sex Bribery … Continue reading

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Melancholy at the Museum of Bad Art

You know how The Rocky Horror Picture Show is so bad, it’s good? That’s the idea behind the Museum of Bad Art. As I viewed the paintings and read the interpretive gallery notes, I heard occasional bursts of hearty laughter … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

I toured a new museum in Hamden, Connecticut, that is devoted to telling the story of the Great Hunger in Ireland. One thing I didn’t know about the terrible famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852 was that there was … Continue reading

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Seagulls and the Temple of Trash

The other day I shared the trick to getting my teenage son to come along to the Pez Museum with me: Promise him a bucket of candy. Well, how did I get my husband to come along to the Trash … Continue reading

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Bling at the PEZ Factory

Question: How do you get a teenage boy to choose to come along to a museum with you? Answer: You promise him a bucket of candy. I can without a doubt say that I now know more about PEZ than … Continue reading

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The City of Cheesesteaks and Brotherly Love

Strolling through a park on a pleasant summer’s afternoon in Philly, I heard out of the corner of my ear a pronounced, “Ah, now Boston is not entirely fashionable.” I turned, and a woman dressed in a gown and petticoat … Continue reading

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Go to New York for French Fries

We had a fun day in New York City. First stop: the Grand Central Oyster Bar for a pan roast, a deliciously rich and decadent soup. We had ours with oysters and scallops. Oyster Pan Roast and Harpoon Oyster Stout … Continue reading

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