Tag Archives: folk art

If your car ever happens to stop in front of a painted egg museum in Romania, I recommend you go inside

We were traveling East, though the mountains of Northern Romania.  This (and the occasional cascade of sheep across the highway) was our view: Normally I’d have micromanaged every stop on our itinerary, but we were in the unusual position of taking a private tour—something I’d sorted out at the last minute so we could visit […]

In which the art of Thomas Kong swallows a bodega in Rogers Park

I’ve been walking by Kim’s Corner Food in Rogers Park on Chicago’s far North Side almost daily for 14 years. I went inside a few times to have keys copied.  The proprietor, Thomas Kong, was always kindly and soft spoken. About five years ago this sign appeared.  God is good.  You are special.  Fudge Brownies. Soon after, […]