This series is all about differences in light. Capturing the light of distinct times of day, and capturing the light that sparkles into the interior of Juliet at quiet times when only a few see- right after it closes and just before it opens only a few hours later.
In the spirit of These Wild Apples, this series turns snippets of conversation from our dining room into stories for everyone to overhear.
If you were intrigued or outraged enough to dig deeper, you may have learned about a growing scientific consensus that the effects of plastic pollution are reaching right down to the base of oceanic food chains, threatening to disrupt critical ecosystems upon which we all depend.
They have been ubiquitous throughout the landscape of the United States since the 1950’s, although a few had been in place long before that. They began appearing by the late 19th century, Edison’s electric light bulb being the main driver of their initial proliferation.
So, yes, please, if you are able, find an alternative to a disposable plastic straws. But straws only account for a fraction of 1% of plastic waste, so plan your self congratulations accordingly.
blue flowers are lost to/ the dark red shift,/ family of bitterness.
Rearranged from the words of Annie Dillard’s incredible essay about witnessing a total solar eclipse in 1979, this poem became the origin point for a five day immersive performance at Juliet in 2017, and if you are paying attention, you’ll note that its influence is anchored now in the development of the first year of this very magazine.
We walked. We walked past boarded up industrial buildings, and we walked past an unexplained, and unattended, fire safely smoldering in a parking lot. We walked past things—things tinted drab and pale in the kind of sucked out twilight of a city dying to chew you up and spit you out like clean bone.
“I spent one month straight just doing stocks. From there, Chris showed me the process of the chuck and then said, ‘here is the chuck’- and had me do it everyday after that, so it was all about learning from repetition.”
Consumers most often use straws simply because they are given one by default. Today, the burden of taking action against plastic pollution is squarely on those who wish to reduce by not using or to reuse by bringing their own durable straws.
If you’d prefer a big, icey glass of vodka or a glorified, spiked chocolate milk, then you deserve one judgement-free…