Alex Wright


Coney Island, RIP September 7, 2008

Although I've lived in New York off and on for something like seven years now, somehow I had never made it out to Coney Island before. So when I learned that Astroland was closing for good today - soon to...
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Richmond walkabout December 26, 2005

This afternoon I took a Boxing Day stroll down by Richmond's soon-to-open American Civil War Center at the old Tredegar Iron Works:...
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Faith of Graffiti December 14, 2005

Thirty years ago, my friends and I used to set up shop in this abandoned pump house in the woods behind my parents' house. It's somehow encouraging to see the graffiti wall still going strong: ... chilled on one side...
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A walk in the woods November 30, 2004

My parents' house sits next to 200 acres of pristine Virginia woods, surrounding a nameless old lake. When I went home for Thanksgiving, I learned that they're planning to build a new middle school out there. So before they put...
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Golden State loop July 23, 2004

A few snapshots from our recent SoCal road trip: Tuolomne Meadows, Yosemite From hail in July at 9900'.... ... to 120 and rising at Zabriskie Point ... to 200' down in Death Valley mmm... Jerky After the first 1000 miles,...
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February 29, 2004

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February 16, 2004

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February 12, 2004

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February 9, 2004

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Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages

Mastering Information Through the Ages

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