omg thought i might as well publish my Team KaleOfTheLord test item! i chose “build a landmark out of gummy bears” and may have… gone a bit over the top. WORTH IT.

i tried to make a social statement by way of “rainbow gay rights St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow” although it doesn’t look quite as rainbow-y as i’d hoped. still pretty damn cool.

Step Inside UT’s Newest Public Art Masterpiece

The Color Inside, the latest James Turrell Skyspace and newest public art piece to Landmarks, debuts on the Forty Acres. Read more about the Skyspace.

Visit the Skyspace
Open to the campus community and the general public. The permanent installation premieres Saturday, Oct. 19. Make a free reservation.

Conversation
Hear James Turrell in conversation with Lynn Herbert, former senior curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Free to the public and no reservation necessary; limited seating available.
Friday, October 18, 2013 at Noon
Student Activity Center Ballroom (SAC 2.410), 2201 Speedway
Submit questions by sending an email.

Photo: Florian Holzherr

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BEYOND THE BONDS OF DEATH: FOUR PLACES TO FIND HOUDINI’S LEGEND STILL LIVING IN NYC

BY ALLISON MEIER / 25 FEB 2014

Harry Houdini arrived in New York City in 1886, an anonymous Budapest-born newcomer in the frenetic cityscape. By the time he died in 1926, however, he was the city’s most thrilling performer, and the shadow of the great escape artist still remains.

It was while performing in Coney Island that he met his future wife Bess, in Flatbush where he recorded his voice on wax cylinders with Thomas Edison, and in 1917 he performed his straightjacket escape above a Times Square crowd while hanging upside down from a crane being employed to work on the subway. In the East River he survived his first crate escape, tossed in the currents between Manhattan and Brooklyn, and in 1926 he escaped from a coffin at the bottom of a pool in the Shelton Hotel on Lexington (now a Marriott Hotel). In 1918, he even made an elephant vanish at the New York Hippodrome.

Discover the Four places his legend can still be found…at atlas obscura

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