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10.01.09
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by Troy
For those of you who have strict rules on what it means to be an artist, you may not like the following list very much. Click HERE to be re-directed. But if you are like me and are of the
10.17.09
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This week between editing and teaching, I managed to visit a few key exhibitions and concerts featuring compelling rarities. Two of them come thanks to recommendations from Holland Cotter, of the New York Times. Lately, I've been really appreciating his exhibition
09.30.09
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As a young art history student a few years ago, I worried that I was living through the decline of the art world. I was so caught up in my love for long-dead artists that I couldn't notice the amazing work
10.24.09
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A lot of my students are curious about Altered Books. I tend to cringe hearing the words Altered Books, because I think back to Crispin Glover's goth cut-ups that were pathetic Burroughs rip offs. They can be ultra corny. But there
05.14.09
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Although death has been a permanent theme in art for centuries, it was not until the Post Modern era that artists broke away from the tradition of allegorical expression and boldly confronted the theme on an intimate level. From documenting
10.29.09
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The cultural happenings of the last week or so have been frequent and fabulous. On Wednesday night I saw ‘An Education,’ the new film by Lone Scherfig with a screenplay by the one and only Nick Hornby. The film tells the
05.13.09
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Anti-phallic architecture isn’t something widely discussed in any realm – be it in art history or gender studies – perhaps because it is rarely both intentional and on a grand scale. Metropolis areas, though beginning to dabble in the
10.14.09
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I recently sat down with the extraordinarily charming writer, artist, essayist and journalist, Trinie Dalton. We talked about her growing up in LA, mushrooms, the short story form, some of her favorite writers, what it is to be a poet,
10.31.09
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One half of the creative team behind the Grand Prize winning submission for Tokyopop’s first Rising Stars of Manga competition, Manga artist Priscilla Hamby (pen name Rem), collaborated with writer Clint Bickham to create Devil’s Candy, a tongue-in-cheek high school fantasy that
10.05.09
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The unexpectedly freezing weather kept me from going out as much as I'd like to this week (I'm new to the East Coast, and unprepared for real seasons), but the irresisitible lure of gravestones and accordion music drew me out of
09.13.09
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Mark Sandman, lead singer, bassist, and songwriter of the seminal indie rock band Morphine, died on July 3, 1999. He had a heart attack while performing in Palestrina, Italy. Sandman revealed little about his life, which makes his songs all the
06.01.10
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The prose of Joanna Ruocco’s remarkable debut novel The Mothering Coven is so exuberant and thoroughly enlivening in its contagious and cheeky love for the mutability of language’s meanings that its plot often seemed to serve a subsidiary role to its
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