Cammock: why women aren't artists?

    An alternative path to creativity - with much less room for acknowledgment sans self-primotion.

    Summer of Love: Charles Colson revisited

    by Barrett Brown no less.

    Feel our loss of innocence - "I'd run over my Grandma for Christ" was once a thing - now it's "Christ should run over Grandma for Trump". I guess in the end it's not much difference, but it feels like a lifetime...

    Gang Bang: Love to Love Ya

    *Courtney* Love, of course, but everyone gets their licks - my facorite was Ladies of the Canyon, or was it the Fisher Queen? Man feel those names drop...

    The Doctor is Out: If u gwan to New Awleans

    He was in the right place, but it must've been the wrong time... R.I.P. Dr. John.


    Man Out of Time: Unreasonable Men reviews

    A good point to remind of some previous reviews plus a fun interview. Let me know if there are any more and I'll tack them onto this post.

    Back to the Future

    Artist Betye Saar been ignored a long time, now getting her due

    She's now 92, started working in assemblage in the late 60's, influenced by Joseph Cornell's assemblage work and Watts Tower...

    An exhibition of Betye Saar’s washboard assemblages – an Apollo art diary pick – closes in New York next Monday

    Orwell: Dishonesty & Cowardice Will Be Paid For

    Worth re-reading in these times, however long karma takes to come due. (Kundera's Unbearable Lightness of Being makes a similar point in longer form)


    Scorcese and DeNiro talk at Tribeca Film Festival

    An elegy for Notre-Dame, in words and pictures

    @ Apollo Magazine, April 16. One example: 

    The Right Hand of God Protecting the Faithful against the Demons (c. 1452–60),
    Jean Fouquet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    Nick Cave: Back to Transgression

    The eternal heretic speaks - in religious voice.

    Punishment... Reward. Bring me my hairshirt and skewers.

    " Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again."

    Article by Jon Caramanica @, April 11

    Over the last few weeks, “Old Town Road” — a strutting and lightheartedly comedic country-rap tune by the previously unknown 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X — has lived an improbable number of lives.

    "You shouldn't let poets lie to you"

    Cash & Curie - curieosity & opening up the past

    I'd originally been looking at Rosanne Cash's comments on #MeToo,
    but came across her tribute to a tribute to Marie Curie (yes, recursive,
    or recuriesive depending, in this case Adrienne Rich as the midpoint)

    But is it Art? Paint by Numbers dude dies

    Did he popularize, democratize art, or simply debase it?
    Well, Dan Robbins will no longer be around to answer that question.
    But I hear he left some kind of Da Vinci Code to the truth -
    a sequence - simple yet sublime - 1 thru 50.
    Palettes ready?

    Food Review: LA Dishes on New York

    What can I say that hasn't been said...?
    (except St. Louis Bread Company seems to be nailing the vaunted trending "sliced bagels" niche -
    both coasts must be jealous as all hell - or so they at least think)
    Meanwhile, back to the Big (Candied) Apple - let that one stick.

    Super Mario Bros: down so long, still feels like up

    Hard to say why so many hate this movie - charming sweet, funny lines, over-the-top performances, and a vibe that's a cross between Bladerunner and Running Man. That it came out the same year as Jurassic Park (which I hated) is even more perfect. Dennis Hopper is the ultimate reptilian reprobate - no longer confined to sodomizing cupie dolls in a tiny shack by The River's Edge, but as a real live Kooper reliving his Blue Velvet "I'll fuck anything that moves!" rages. And this is bad?

    A Chinese science fiction writer goes to Burning Man.


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