A Face in the Crowd 

LINDSAY BRAMSON, visiting cancer researcher, Demonbreun Street

Is this your first visit to Nashville? Yes. I’m researching a Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt for cancer biology. I’m at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., now. I’m into studying the formation of cancer. At least, that’s what my research has been in.

What’s your impression of the city so far? (Standing at the Demonbreun Street Roundabout) Impressed. I like the fact that I can walk around. I just checked in at my hotel, so you’re literally getting my very first impression of Nashville.

What’s the first thing you notice about the Nashville skyline from here? I notice first the building with the two prongs—a little different than Manhattan.

How did you manage to end up at the Roundabout? (Pointing to the row of new restaurants on Demonbreun) I’m looking for a place to eat. On my walk here, I noticed Patrick’s Louisiana Cuisine, but I’m in Tennessee! What’s the Tennessee cuisine? (We recommended a meat-and-three.)

What do you think of this statue (Musica) in the middle of the road here? I kind of thought it was a little out of place. It’s something I’d expect to see in Paris. It’s large, but I don’t think it’s overwhelming. I’m all for art being everywhere, though.

Is there a particular side of the statue you’d like to be featured with in your photo? Perhaps one not with a large phallus.... I don’t know what the family would think of that.

What do you think of this statue (Musica) in the middle of the road here? I kind of thought it was a little out of place. It’s something I’d expect to see in Paris. It’s large, but I don’t think it’s overwhelming. I’m all for art being everywhere, though.

Is there a particular side of the statue you’d like to be featured with in your photo? Perhaps one not with a large phallus.... I don’t know what the family would think of that.

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