27 Oct
Only 1,100 homage bikes from "The Great Escape" to be made

Our society’s love for Steve McQueen shows no sign of slowing down, and although I hesitate to worship false idols there are few better men we could learn a thing or two from. Who are 21st Century America’s male cultural touchstones? Donald Trump? Glenn Beck? Lebron James? The Situation for chrissakes? Hell no! No wonder […]


10 Dec
...while 1960s TV gameshow audience tries to comprehend

Pioneering experimental composer John Cage performs the genre-defining composition Water Walk on a game show in 1960. I can’t even imagine — is that why all the people are laughing, they can’t comprehend what Cage is doing? Of course, no one in 1960 had seen anything like this, so it’s understandable that they’d default to […]


30 Sep
A civilized chat with post-punk artist Paul McCarthy

When it comes to art, I know a little bit about a few things. I know I love Vermeer, that Guernica is something special, and that Rothko paintings calm me. If you tried to talk to me about such-and-such movement or the difference between pre-Raphaelite blah blah and post-modern so-and-so you’d be met with a very […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII and vol. VIII) Last week my dad gave me some career/life advice. It went something like this: Dad: Honey, I’m real proud of your writing. Me: Thanks dad! Dad: How’s the job […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI and vol VII) Month five of unemployment. This is about the time you start to realize you should do things like finally read Shantaram because, well, you’ve got a lot of hours to spend […]

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