My thinking on “street art” has slowly evolved. At one time I thought of it all as simple vandalism and graffiti. But British street artist Banksy has changed my mind. He is brilliant. He makes powerful statements about social and economic justice.
I think we live in the strangest of times: Corporations are considered people, and people are considered mere data points: test scores in school and profit margins as adults.
Omid Asadi, an artist from Iran (so, naturally, he has to be a terrorist or something) carefully cuts fallen, dried leaves into weapons of mass des…—oh, I mean: amazing miniaturized works of art!
OK, so I’m easily amused! I am often fascinated by the hint in a baby’s face of what the adult will look like. Here’s a great example: In 1927, Dorothy Gerber was straining vegetables through a seive to make them edible for her baby daughter Sally. Her husband, Daniel Gerber, owned a canning factory. He […]
Take a look at these amazing transformations demonstrating the dramatic power of makeup as art!
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For my new glasses I decided to go with something that combines vintage with a dash of stylish singularity that makes a bit of a statement. I now consider myself old enough to make such statements!
The villainous Sausalito fire hydrant bandit has re-emerged! Now we sport a red with white polka dots fire hydrant next to the neighborhood mailboxes. Oh, the unspeakable scandal! The villainy!
Clean sound. Clear sound. Sound that is imminently present. This is the best listening experience I’ve ever had, and I can be very picky about audio fidelity. With computer speakers and cheap in home speakers (I got rid of my audiophile speakers many years ago: too big, too heavy.) I had given in to poor, mushy, non-defined sound that just existed out there somewhere and never excited.
I make it a personal policy to work very hard not to swear like a sailor on my blog. At times this self-imposed policy is very hard for me. The first part of this post, especially, is one such moment: Militarization of public schools.