Yesterday, I described the huge gulf between wild assertions being made of a blue moon Wiccan ritual murder down in Pensacola, Florida and the actual facts that are publicly known about the case of the killing last week of Voncile Smith and her sons Richard and John. Police are saying that they believe the crime […]
Susan Michals has written an article in ArtNet News listing the 10 Los Angeles Art Power Couples You Need To Know. I had not considered familiarity with any art power couple anywhere to be a necessity, and was prepared simply to dismiss the article, but then I paused to contemplate the possibilities.
The following are […]
The Totochtli were the children of Mayahuel, a goddess who discovered pulque, an alcoholic drink made from a part of the agave plant. The agave itself is depicted as having 400 breasts, feeding the 400 rabbits, and Mayahuel is also depicted in this way. As a divinity of fertility, Mayahuel has the Virgin Mary beat, hands down. […]
No, I’m not talking about aliens doing watercolors.
There’s an opportunity to mark the historical significance of earth-bound humans, but to do so on the planet Mercury.
There are five unnamed craters on Mercury, and the Mercury Surface Space Environment Geochemistry and Ranging Team is sponsoring a contest to determine names for them. Up through […]
Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.
To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:
The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of […]
Art may sometimes oppose prejudice, but it can just as easily be used to support prejudice. […]
I have never understood why so many academic books have abstract, irrelevant pieces of artwork on their covers, when it would not be difficult to add a photograph or sketch related to the topic of the book.
This book, for example – The Cultures Of Work Organizations, by Harrison Truce and Janice Beyer – […]
This piece of conceptual art is conceptually stunted, going only a short distance beyond the statement of a person who buys Reader’s Digest condensed editions to place on their shelves to add a sense of refinement to their knick knacks. […]
Just as Sherlock Holmes needs Dr. Watson to function, perhaps Maria Konnikova could use a dash of Robert Rauschenberg to temper her mental discipline. […]