• The first time I came to California I told my best friend where I was going and he said “careful Stenhouse, it’s a different country”. I’d always thought of America as a lie I had been told as a child that I’d since disbelieved. Like Santa Claus. As a kid I loved the TV Show […]

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  • Reading Gemma’s post about a European’s impression of the US, I immediately thought of Jean Baudrillard’s book “America.” Here are some gems from my well-underlined, college copy: “This (The United States) is the only country which gives you the opportunity to be so brutally naïve: things, faces, skies, and deserts are expected to be simply […]

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  • When James was 9 he wrote a song about his 57 Chevy, cruisin’ down the freeway. I’m not sure exactly how this is relevant to our upcoming workshop residency at CounterPULSE, but somehow it gets right to the heart of it. A child, living in England and never having travelled outside of the UK, decides […]

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