AT THE BASS: LINES MEAN WE ARE DOING OUR JOB

AT THE BASS: LINES MEAN WE ARE DOING OUR JOB

Museums must constantly ask this crucial question: who do we serve? Last week during Art Basel Miami Beach, the answer became obvious to me. The Bass serves the people of Miami Beach, the broader South Florida community and art tourists.  We serve them all...
Burning Questions: Forest Management and Fire

Burning Questions: Forest Management and Fire

Carr Fire 2018, Bureau of Land Management California Image. Pictures and videos of large-scale fires are scary to look at and watch; seeing, feeling and hearing a real forest fire is much much scarier. At Coal Creek Farm in East Tennessee, we burn about 500 acres of...
Expand protection for Tennessee’s rivers

Expand protection for Tennessee’s rivers

Ecotourism—including hobbies such as paddling, biking, hiking, and birdwatching—brings sustainable jobs and commerce to the region. This year is the 50th anniversary of The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This is the perfect moment to build on the successes of the past…

MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

MATTIA BONETTI: DESIGNS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE ORIGINAL

In late 2004, I was working with Mattia Bonetti on designing some furniture for my house. He is as warm and friendly as they get, especially for a superstar designer. When I first met him I expected an air of importance, or stiff European formality. But that’s not...
NON-NATIVE VS. INVASIVE:  GOOD, BAD OR OTHERWISE?

NON-NATIVE VS. INVASIVE: GOOD, BAD OR OTHERWISE?

I am currently fascinated by the concept of non-native and invasive species. When are non-natives bad? Always or sometimes? Invasive species are always bad. But sometimes non-natives can be good for you. Take the plant, Mullein, for example. It doesn’t belong in East...
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