Art / Commentary / criticism / discussion / Essay / Literature / Photography / Sensuality / Uncategorized / Washington Post

(Non)Apologia.

But like a figure in a TV makeover show, it was an apple that its handlers could not leave alone. They altered its shape. They made it firmer and more juicy. They made it so it could be stored in hermetically sealed warehouses for 12 months. Along the way, they changed its color and hence … Continue reading

Commentary / Uncategorized

Dead or Alive: My Top Ten List of Outsiders Making a Difference

Photograph: “Outsider” by Chrissy Wainwright. Taken on July 26, 2006. Flickr Creative Commons License. As reported in the  The Washington Post on May 13th, 2017 by Callum Borchers, Trump deemed himself an “outsider” in his commencement speech at Liberty University: “Being an outsider is fine,” Trump said. “Embrace the label because it’s the outsiders who change … Continue reading

Dale Peterson / Elephants / Pachyderms / Susan Nance / Uncategorized

Riding the Pachyderm: Reconsidering a Childhood Memory

Photographs in slide show taken by Irene Stalaboin, Circus World, Florida, 1976. When I was very small, maybe three or four, my memé and pepé took me on my first trip to Florida. While there we hit the trifecta: Walt Disney World, Sea World and Circus World. I like to think I can recall this … Continue reading

Music / Periodical / SPIN / Uncategorized

From the Archive: Spin Magazine, Volume One Number Nine, January 1986

SPIN Complete Covers Gallery. SPIN Magazine. Cover story #1: Debbie Harry Exclusive Interview Cover story #2: The 10th Anniversary of Punk Favorite advert #1: “Hot Bodies Need Hot Cassettes.”  Copyright 1985 TDK Electronics Corp. In Flash edited by Scott Cohen and Glenn O’Brien: “Chuck Chill-Out and Red Alert sound like a new ground-meat dish and an … Continue reading

Art / Essay / Grief / Lovers / Photography / Sadness / Susan Sontag / Uncategorized

On Sadness

Nude Woman and Grief by x1klima CEMETERIE, Engesohde, Hannover, Germany,Sony a7R, Sonar FE 55mm F1.8 ZA. Flickr. Creative Commons License.  The cab arrived shortly after 10:30 PM. I’ve never seen an airport so desolate. The security checkpoint does not open until midnight. I sit on my duffel bag, knees questioning the ceiling; for a moment I consider … Continue reading