Ah, the work for an aesthetician is never ever finished. So the other night, I finished reading a great big chunk of a story a friend is working on. The story is kind of about this guy who, because of childhood experiences, develops a kind of obsession with retro pornography that was popular during his […]
I linked to this in a previous post, but I think it’s worth highlighting by itself anyway… actually, I find their politics repugnant at times, but at other times I can’t help but think they’re not completely wrong… here’s a blog of political cartoons by Cox & Forkum.
Once, in a little diner in Iksan, I sat listening with deep amusement as two very enlightened fellows I know, an American and an Australian, bitched about Canadians. They were, of course, fairly justified. They were, I should clarify, complaining generally about a certain kind of Canadian who ends up as an expatriate in Korea. […]
Here’s a link to an article I wrote for the New Sophists’ Almanac, titled Rap and the Ghetto. I don’t know much about rap, mind you, but then again it’s primarily an attempt at a parallel with jazz history, and a bit of blabbing about what art is and how we may or may not […]
As I read this report from the Chicago Tribune on children in Angola tortured as witches, I can’t help but feel my blood boil. It’s another case where I think war would be far more justified than in the places where it is happening. Helena Kufumana makes a pathetic witch. Far from exuding wickedness, the […]