Buzzed on Research

Research can be boring, draining, sometimes physically or emotionally exhausting.  For previous projects, I’ve logged weeks worth of time doing data entry, and have had students  who have dealt with such topics as rape and infanticide, and the appearance of cannibalism (soon to be published with NYU Press!).  Every once in a while, though, research can become a […]

Museum of the American Revolution building: back on track, though not by popular demand

When we last visited the saga of the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia’s Art Commission had nixed its proposed design.  Architect Robert A. Stern went back to the drawing board (do architects even use drawing boards anymore? Maybe back to Autodesk?).   He’s chopped off the ersatz cupola, made the entrance a little less […]