The Smarter You Are, The Messier Your Desk Is?

Look down at your desk. Is it messy? Feeling bad about that? Well don’t. According to “A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder”, by Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freedman, “a clean desk really does signify an empty mind. Office messiness tends to increase sharply with increasing education, increasing salary, and increasing experience, they write.”

A Lot Of Heavy Lifting For A Sculpture Park

Seattle’s new Olympic Sculpture Park “sits at a thrilling locus of aesthetic, social, and environmental potential, a site formerly used to process the fuel for modern cities, now cleaned up and made into a place for this city to come and process itself. In tension all around the park are the allure of the natural, the promise of the scientific, the call of the commercial, the nagging sense of the ethical, the mixed bag of the philanthropic, and the basic desire for comfort.”

Literary LA On The Move

New Yorkers love to disparage Los Angeles’ literary scene. “In fact, there has never been a shortage of serious, gifted writers in Los Angeles and its surroundings. In the last decade, however, Los Angeles has fortified this reservoir of talent with a new sense of literary community, and a growing literary infrastructure. The two go hand in hand.”

After 13 Years, An End To “Beauty”

“To make room for the Dec. 6 opening of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Disney Theatrical has announced the closing dates for ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the gold and purple warhorse that marked Disney’s debut on Broadway and has put in nearly 13 years on the boards. ‘Beauty,’ now playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater will close on July 29, when it will have played 46 previews and 5,464 regular performances, making it the sixth-longest-running show in Broadway history.”