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Now Hear This! – A review of Thus Spoke the Spectacle

We know that the images flashing at us from the multitude of screens that surround us are trying to tell us something. To a certain extent the meanings are quite … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Reference Desk: LIS Employment Resources

Pirates. I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now. Which, fuck capitalism, but I got a kitty to feed. Anyway, over the course of my five months unemployed … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Confused about Copyright and Fair Use? That’s Understandable…

The folk singer Woody Guthrie would frequently attach a serious warning regarding copyright to copies of his lyric sheets. This sobering statement informed one and all that: “This song is … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

To-Do: Western Mass, NYC, Chicago

A pal brings this event, in Amherst, MA, to our attention: The publication of Hampshire College librarian Alana Kumbier’s book Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive will be celebrated on Oct. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Do List

I’m told Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical based on Tupac Shakur’s music, is very good, but it is closing Sunday after poor box office returns. If you’ll be … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Poster News

  Careful readers of the Vintage Poster Blog [Shipwreckers, see link at bottom] might recall a post I wrote about Assam Attia and his NYPD satire posters over year ago. … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Further Thoughts on the Current Art Market

I had one of those serendipitous New York City occurrences last summer [it’s been several months since I started this post, that originally said “yesterday”].  A woman sat down next … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s the Singularity, My Dear – Technology in the film “Her”

If your computer told you that it loved you, would you believe it? Or, put a different way, if you told your computer that you love it, would you believe … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · 19 Comments

Politicians Are Not Dadaists (they just act like they are)

The best way to understand current political occurrences in the US may be to imagine that one of the major political parties has secretly been hijacked by a band of … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 22 Comments

Off Topic

Hi, friends.  I’m just back from vacation, and not much more rested than when I left.  Oh well. If you’ll recall, I work in an art gallery/auction house.  The course … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, or, Copyright Shitfuckery

Last week I ran into Lopi LaRoe, a dear comrade, on May Day.  Lopi is a fabulous artist here in New York and has done a lot of beautiful work … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Book Review/Preview: The Riot Grrrl Collection

Hey, remember a couple weeks ago when I posted about the Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU?  And how Feminist Press is putting a book out in May? Turns out I … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Artifce, the Artificers, and the Art World

Many an artist has known the taste of poverty. Thus, to honestly assess the history of art requires—at least—some recognition of the important role that “patrons of the arts” have … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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