And you may ask yourself: “How did I get here?” — Once in a Lifetime, The Talking Heads Before you tuck in, I should warn you that I’m about to write about politics. If you’d rather watch YouTube videos or ingest household chemicals I wouldn’t be offended. Still here? Good! There are two often heard… Continue reading Identity Politics
The recent story about an ex-Stanford swimmer/rapist is all over the internet. You can read essays galore about rape culture, find outraged tweets, and—invariably—people on right-wing talk radio defending the decision and making fun of those who feel an appropriate amount of the aforementioned outrage, whether borne from a genuine opinion or just the need… Continue reading Moral Outrage! It’s Easy!
We as a people love to mythologize moments even though most of our time is taken up by the day to day routine. One shower is the same as the next, the things one usually has for breakfast, “my morning coffee” as if to say that they’re all the same. If you were to hear… Continue reading ‘Moments’ vs Authenticity
At the opening of Nobody Writes Letters Anymore, the latest show at Work|Release in Norfolk, VA.
The Texaco building in Norfolk has been renovated and turned into an art gallery/general party space.
Andy Warhol once extolled the virtues of Coke, saying that it’s a unique experience in that no matter what your station, there’s only one Coke and when you drink it, you place yourself on the same level as the president or Elizabeth Taylor. Little did he know that’s there’s a special coke for super rich… Continue reading The Fifth Wall
Haters We all have a personal sense of music. The knowledge that the artists of the day are speaking to your generation, issues you are familiar with, the things that make you happy, sad, etc. The reason we find the good stand up comedians good is their ability to reflect us back to us, but with… Continue reading Art, Artifice and Taylor Swift.
A few weeks ago, I took an impromptu trip to Raleigh. Snow somehow seems more romantic when you’re not looking at it through your living room window. I love state parks, and I couldn’t resist visiting Raleighs’. There were very few people in the park, including the park rangers. I walked till my footprints were… Continue reading Snow in Raleigh
I’m really tired of the three act story. I’ve always been fascinated with film and the medium of visual storytelling. It is (along with music) the most accessible form of art we have. Unlike music, however, there’s also a great sense of community. Your enjoyment of music may vary slightly when you hear your favorite… Continue reading A Wasted Evening, in Three Acts.
Over the weekend, in my constant quest to avoid boredom (and to connect with other human beings) I went out to hear a few local musicians and see a few friends. It’s one of those experiences that makes you realize that you live among some truly interesting human beings.