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Re: “Intramural newspaper snark

Crystal Bridges in partnership with the Louvre: an exhibit that will show in Paris, Atlanta, Chicago, and Bentonville, Arkansas. Check out the Louvre web site. Almost as impressive as getting to the Cotton Bowl?

Posted by rzrblade on 12/29/2011 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Monday line

This is what I was taught about slavery in Arkansas in about 1947: Arkansas: Yesterday and Today by Knoop & Grant 1932 was a text written for Arkansas fifth and sixth graders; it contains this passage describing plantation life: “From the time you were a wee baby your black mammy took care of you and watched anxiously over you—often even when you were nearly grown.” . . .”For the most part, the negroes loved their white ‘massa’ and ‘missus,’ while your father and mother took good care of the colored people they owned.”

Posted by rzrblade on 07/11/2011 at 7:13 PM

Re: “The New Yorker chats with Alice Walton

We don't like Wal-Mart; but Wal-Mart is the result of the free market economy--like it or not. We don't like it that Alice is rich through no fault (virtue) of her own--the fact is she is. We just don't like Alice. If Bud could give us a world class Bud Walton Arena, why can't Alice give us a world class museum? What would we have her do with her money? She's likely not going to do a "Mother Teresa" and neither, I suspect, would most of her critics here. Many, if not most, of the great museums of the world were founded or fostered by the very rich--even "robber barons" were they not? Alice is offering us a great museum--for whatever reason. Why can't we accept that? There's more to the quality of life than hunting, fishing, and Razorbacks.

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Posted by rzrblade on 06/26/2011 at 4:09 PM


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