Top Recommendations from 2017

From February 2017 until the end of the year, I sent 157 items to my Sunday Recommendations list. (Email DuranteDianne@gmail.com to join – it’s free.) For Patreon subscribers, I recommended 31 more. The items in this post are my own … Continue reading

Guest Post: Francis Morrone, Fugitive Thoughts on the Great Statue Controversy

Introductory Note I posted my thoughts on the removal of sculptures back in September, as “Politics and Portrait Sculptures.” At around the same time Bill de Blasio formed the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers to consider the … Continue reading

Guest Post: Zenos Frudakis and Quent Cordair On Public Sculptures

I posted my thoughts on the removal of sculptures back in September, as “Politics and Portrait Sculptures.” At around the same time Bill de Blasio formed the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers to consider the possible removal … Continue reading

Carving Out an Unlikely Writing Niche

Some of my greatest inspiration and encouragement has come from hearing how other writers carved out their niches — so here’s why I’ve been writing about outdoor sculptures in New York City for the past 15 years. Happy extrapolation! Food and finance In … Continue reading