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The Idea of Promise Posted on June 24th

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  I’ve recently been reading The Quarterly Conversation, a great literary criticism online journal (no less so because of my contributions). In this month’s issue, Jeremy Hatch reviews and muses on Enemies of Promise by Cyril Connolly. I’d ...

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Art is Bullshit Part II

I've now read On Bullshit and it's interesting how far ...

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Art is Bullshit Part I

I've always thought it would be interesting to do a ...

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Art, Death, & The Afterlife

Philip Roth’s new book, Indignation, received a nice review in ...

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Policy Details in Poetic Rythms

I've been away from this blog for a while because ...

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The Paradox of Obscurity

The hardest I’ve ever laughed is at myself. There have ...

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The Fence Theory of Art

 A few posts ago, I wrote about art and science, ...

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Art & Selfhood

Unlike people in most professions, a person who makes art ...

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Bohdan Osyczka at Sixth & Sixth Gallery

I'm visiting Tucson this week, and one of my stops ...

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The Art Science Phenomenon

Lately, there has been several books, articles, and even critical ...

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Little Things

Via the great public art blog, Aesthetic Grounds, I discovered ...

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The Poetics of Renunciation

A few years ago I received a book by the ...

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The Practice of Appreciation

In the New York Times the other day, Roberta Smith ...

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Taking Stock

Note: Lately, I’ve gotten fascinated with stock imagery. The obsession ...

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A Good Eye

At a thread over at Artblog.net, Catfish made some comments ...

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Late Style

I have always been a lover of things on the ...

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Beauty, Balance, and Justice

On Beauty and Being Just, by Elaine Scarry, is a ...

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Art Quote Challenge

"There is nothing uglier than that on the verge of ...

 

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