Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wanna see something really scary?

On any other day, if you’re asked that question, let the lessons of the cinema be your guide, and say ‘no thanks.’ Ah, but today is Halloween, or Samhain for ye traditionalists. It is as they say the time when … Continue reading

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4 more years

The Deconstruction is now ready to make that bold plunge, and offer your forecast to Nov. 6th’s election outcomes: It’ll be Obama by 2 points in the general election, with a sweep of Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina, for 272 … Continue reading

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I culture you (whiskey 101)

What is culture? By one definition it’s a thriving petri dish. That’s a metaphor for human culture only if you’ve got the most cynical disposition toward your fellow man. Whiskey (and whisky*) The spirit. The fortified repast that’s better than … Continue reading

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I culture you (art edition)

What is culture? By one definition it’s a thriving petri dish. That’s a metaphor for human culture only if you’ve got the most cynical disposition toward your fellow man. Art: Art is subjective. Emphatic period. Feel free to enjoy the … Continue reading

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I culture you (part 1)

What is culture? By one definition it’s a thriving petri dish. That one’s a metaphor for human culture only if you’ve got the cynical-ist disposition toward your fellow man. I ain’t comin atcha like that. When it comes to culture … Continue reading

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Developing story – HUGE art heist in Amsterdam

At least seven major art works have been stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in the Netherlands, in an early morning heist on Tuesday. The works include paintings by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, and Gauguin. The museum, which was celebrating its 20th anniversary … Continue reading

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Chinese literature in the spotlight

With this week’s announcement of the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the world’s cultural attention has turned to Chinese literature. China has one of the world’s most ancient traditions of written art, yet has been mostly ignored by … Continue reading

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Richard Dadd: Art and insanity

He was an artist recognized in his lifetime for uncommon talent, astonishing attention to detail, and a fascination with mythological subjects, which was aesthetically felicitous and appropriate for his Victorian upbringing. Richard Dadd was also tragically insane, a confessed patricide, … Continue reading

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