MICHELE NORRIS, host:
This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I’m Michele Norris.
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And I’m Melissa Block.
The Rothko Chapel in Houston is more than an interfaith chapel. It’s also a center for human rights – and a one-man art museum devoted to 14 gigantic paintings by the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. The chapel opened its doors 40 years ago.
And as Pat Dowell found, it continues to make an impression on all who enter.
PAT DOWELL: Walk up to the chapel from the south and the first thing you see is a small pool with Barnett Newman’s steel sculpture, “Broken Obelisk,” apparently floating on the water. The chapel itself is … Read more »
Look in the mirror. You have changed, haven’t you? Look around. Do you recognize the world that you live in?
In an era where Facebook and Twitter have infiltrated our vernacular and in some ways taken over certain routine activities, it is no wonder that sometimes we reject the land of hyper-information in favor of a much simpler existence.
The way we communicate has changed. The way we relate to each other has changed. The intricacies of everyday life, from the banal to the unique, have the potential to consume our attention.
A brilliant friend explained that we live in a time ruled by the remote control. When our attention span gives up, we simply … Read more »