Waxing poetical over at BaroquePotion.com….
… Quicker than Hogarth's Eye? Some thoughts about Fawkes, Hogarth, and the mechanisms of satire over at BaroquePotion.com.
Ender's Golden Tablets The progress-o-sphere is all a-twitter this week reminding all and sundry that science fiction author Orson Scott Card, a practicing Mormon, believes in – wait for it – Mormonism. Among the dozens of doctrines this implies is the idea that while Card, deeply involved in stage and drama for all of his […]
No, it's not the latest design show on HGTV|DIY. It's what passes for news in some circles: Women made most of the oldest-known cave art paintings, suggests a new analysis of ancient handprints. Most scholars had assumed these ancient artists were predominantly men, so the finding overturns decades of archaeological dogma. Well, if you hang […]
This is lovely: Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each. The artworks sold to probably-unwitting buyers were worth… well, considerably more than that. Click the pick for details. To learn more about Banksy, stream Exit Through the Gift Shop through your favorite service.
What if a talented artist had a blog? What if that talented artist was also thoughtful and a good writer? What if that talented artist and writer was also a medical student, and used his gifts to talk about the experience of medical education and what it said about us, and about the gulf between […]
One of the cable channels is showing the whole run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in order, and so we're dipping in from time to time. I'm glad to report that it holds up quite well, as sitcoms go. At a certain juncture in tonight's episode, Murray ripped the breast pocket off Ted Baxter's jacket, […]
There's an old joke about prog rock: "it's the only musical genre where 23:17 could be either the time signature or the track length". Anyway, I'm a fan of prog rock. A big fan. In other news, I'm also white, middle aged, male, and have a bigger waist line than I should. All of which […]
Thank you, Ray. You moved me.