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May 19th 2013 8:50PM Frank Lloyd Wright, like Mozart and Einstein, was an amazing one-of-a-kind genius. I visitied the Fallingwater house last summer for the first time and was stunned by the beautiful interior as well as the dramatic exterior. Yes, the house cost five times the original budget, it leaked and it needed some structural repairs a few years ago, the result of Wright's refusal to defer to engineeers who knew more about reinforced concrete than he did. But very few American architects created buildings that affect you the way Wright's buildings do.
I totally disagree with the comment that says "I do not see how this house is built to the surroundings." I don't know how anyone can say that after experiencing the way that Fallingwater makes you feel like you're outside when you're inside, with beautifully framed views and natural materials.
Mar 18th 2013 7:24AM I can't believe the number of ridiculous comments here about ghosts, etc. This is a wonderful adaptive reuse of these buildings. Many thanks to the Minervini family for making it possible.
Nov 14th 2012 10:01AM All airlines should enforce the rules about overweight passengers, but they don't. Last year, on a three hour flight from Florida to New York, a hugely overweight man was going to sit next to me. Fortunately, after he crammed himself into the seat, his father-in-law came over and switched seats with him so that the big man was sitting next to a family member instead of me. But if he hadn't switched, would the airline have done anything about it? That's right, absolutely not.
Sep 29th 2012 3:04AM When I arrived at my destination after a recent flight, I found a note inside my checked suitcase saying that it had been inspected by the TSA.. The other thing I found was that my camera was broken. What do you think my chances are of having them pay for it? That's right, less than zero.
Jun 25th 2012 3:25PM Here's a suggestion: join a credit union. Credit unions don't operate in the "profit is everything" mode like banks. I got the mortgage on my house from a small local credit union and they're wonderful. The manager greets me by name when I go to the bank. It's the difference between dealing with people you know versus a big impersonal institution.
Sep 24th 2010 5:51PM I am so sick of hearing about Lohan, Hilton, et al. Why does anybody pay attention to these people anyway? As far as I'm concerned, I consider them to be just white trash and of no interest whatsoever.
Feb 4th 2010 9:57AM What it is that makes these women think that they deserve Mr. Perfect? Are they perfect themselves? I sincerely doubt it.
Marriage is about shared values, giving each other mutual support in life, and learning to live with your partner's flaws and your own. It is not about getting what you think is your just reward simply because you have a vagina.
Grow up, girls.
Feb 1st 2010 1:25AM Jack looked better with the moustache. It helps camoflage his nose, which is too big.
Aug 24th 2009 5:51PM I just have to wonder why so many of the rich and famous get hooked on drugs and alcohol. We're constantly hearing of DUI arrests and cocaine use in Hollywood. They know as well as the rest of us that these things are addicitve, dangerous, and possibly lethal, especially when taken in combination.
Jun 29th 2009 1:06PM I dislike loud music too, but the main point is that A&F clothing appeals to a very limited audience. I have browsed in their stores a few times, but I would never buy any of their stuff - I want something that won't be out of style next week. I buy most of my clothes in major department stores like Bloomingdale's or Nordstrom.