Monthly Archives: April 2020

Holes for the Pigeons

This article is summative and conclusivist in broad spectrum, but its immediate service is the convenient running to ground of generation labels. A national poll conducted in mid-March by the data intelligence company Morning Consult, which has been tracking public … Continue reading

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Acting SECNAV Wants More Fulsome Report

Acting SECNAV Thomas B. Modly fired Capt. Bret E. Crozier, commander of the Theodore Roosevelt, when his plea on behalf of his crew after a coronavirus outbreak on the carrier went public. Adm. Michael M. Gilday, chief of naval operations, … Continue reading

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Homemade Hope

George Condo alludes to the pandemic as a species of “microbiological warfare” created to get someone re-elected. Then he gets down to art: As to what I’m doing as an artist, I’m just exploring the psychological impact of… how fear, … Continue reading

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The Naked and the Fungible

In 2008, an IBM study that sought to identify “workers who are “virtually indistinguishable from others’ in terms of the value of their contributions to the workplace” was reported. (www.workitdaily.com). It’s pointed to when you Google “fungible.” In 2020, Kara … Continue reading

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Only a Little Too Much

Holland Cotter reviewed in February “Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945” at the Whitney Museum of American Art through May 17, 2020. Cotter traces a thread of Mexican art history leading from the “big three” — Diego Rivera, … Continue reading

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Hunker Work

I’m at my dining room table sketching now. And they’re raw sketches. Just a Pilot pen on tracing paper. (Frank O. Gehry) I’ve actually been busy doing drawings similar to one from 2018 called “Anxiety Drawing.” They were black, and … Continue reading

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Blurred Slur

Language is awash in slurs: racist, ethnist, nationalist, sexist, ageist, classist, occupationist, sexual orientationist, “ism-ist,” and so on and so forth. The human race is a slurring race. I’m far from wishing to resurrect offensive words from their just entombment. … Continue reading

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