Category Archive: Art & Aesthetics

A Conversation with Bill Viola?

(The following is a transcript of a fictional conversation between myself, and an aging video artist by the name of Bill Viola. Any similarity between this character and the actual living artist Bill… Continue reading

Ethics and Melodrama 2: The Last Stand

Happy Thanksgiving! I am full of foods which you might already be able to guess (except for the pomegranate seeds), and am seriously considering, partly on the basis of today and partly on… Continue reading


Dear readers, By way of petitpoussin comes two swell links: First, theohzone: “I haven’t written in a long time. I mean really written. More and more, I can’t use this blog as an… Continue reading

Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, Postmodern Love, and Realistic Superpowers

(x-posted to The Valve) I’m nostalgic for conversations I had yesterday. I’ve begun reminiscing events before they even occur. I’m reminiscing this right now. I can’t go to the bar because I’ve already… Continue reading

The Artist Type

Above his head hung an aura that revealed his powers like an angel’s halo, the mere sight of which would inspire awe in people for this superior being. Which is why it shocked… Continue reading

God Save The Queen

Today I went out with Tomemos and another friend to see The Queen. It was spectacular. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and actually didn’t read past the high metacritic score, so my… Continue reading

I wish that there were more than the twenty four hours in the day

Would somebody please sweep these up into some sort of intelligible thing? • What the hell do they put in the coffee in Seattle? Nicotine, because it’s more addictive than heroin? People move… Continue reading

A new poetry blog at Irvine

The poetry MFAs at Irvine have come up with a new blog. They quote the people they’re reading, ask questions about poetry, and (perhaps) will publish samples of their own stuff. It’s exactly… Continue reading

For what ails you

First of all, thanks to Juniper June, Matt, Joy, and Brandon for their comments on my last post. I’ll write a comment in response after this, and fix the broken link to Juniper… Continue reading

Ninotchka, it’s only a hat!

If fashion is your trade then when you’re naked I guess you must be unemployed, yeah -Pulp Was annoyed to discover that my taste in dresses exceeds my budget by a considerable margin.… Continue reading