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5月 2009 博客文章 (4)

ICA - Contemporary Arts

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Dec. 12, 2006 - Boston



The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) has unveiled its new building on the redeveloping South Boston waterfront, an eye-catching glass-clad structure the museum and city hope will become a landmark and a draw for visitors.



This four-story, 65,000-square-foot museum is the first new art museum to be built in Boston in nearly 100 years. Dec. 11 was the grand openning. People waited for more than 4 hours to get… 继续

Kid J添加于2009 年5月6日9时51分pm — 无评论

Langston Hughes

From Busboy to a Poet

February 1, 2007 - Email from Washington DC



My dad went to Washington DC last week, and mentioned his conference was held in the northern part of DC near the National Zoo. One of the hotels he stayed is Wardman Park Hotel, where Langston Hughes was a "busboy" in the 1920's. You may ask who is Langston Hughes? Why are you talking about him now?



In 1925, the prominent Midwestern poet Vachel Lindsay gave a reading at the hotel to which people of… 继续

Kid J添加于2009 年5月6日9时49分pm — 无评论

Read Only One Line

Richard Peck Likes to Read in Bookstores



March 31, 2007 - Natick, MA



I met Richard Peck today at a bookstore in Natick, Massachusetts. He was on a "booktour" for his new book: "On the Wings of Heroes." He told us a lot of stories about his writing experience and he signed his book and a poster for me and my sister.



One of the lessons he said was "you cannot judge a book by its cover," because he did not like the cover pages of his books. He showed the different… 继续

Kid J添加于2009 年5月6日9时47分pm — 无评论

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee - You don't have to like it to win



May 31, 2007 - Washington DC



I watched the live TV show of Scripps National Spelling Bee contest with my family. I was so impressed by the final 59 spellers from 286 who started the competition yesterday. I was so glad that Evan O'Dorney from Danville, California was the last one standing and gave out the winning word, "serrefine." At age 13, he is the youngest champaion in the 80-year history.



He won a big trophy… 继续

Kid J添加于2009 年5月6日9时43分pm — 无评论

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