Archive for the ‘Art’ category

“The interloper” redux

In 2011 I published a story on this site called “The interloper”. In it, a teenaged girl named Jessie falls in love with her best friend Sarah. They eventually break up when Sarah can no longer take the pressure of being queer in high school. Sarah gives Jessie a box of the notes they’ve exchanged […]

And I don’t know what it is to be a composer now … unless

Play these two files at the same time. Go about your business. Thank me later. NB: Every hour and ten minutes you’ll have to refresh the second file. UPDATE [4/5/15]: Looks like the original clip I used for the second file, Feldman’s “For John Cage,” has been taken off YouTube. So I’ve replaced it with […]

2015?!! Shit. Mixmas got delivered in February. All the better. Xoxo

2015: Will get better from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. 2015: Happy to be Here from seroquel on 8tracks Radio. Hey my loves, I guess I can’t help myself. I still make a mixmas. In fact I made two. Two different vibes. It made sense to me. What made it a bit more fun this year […]

“I felt …”: Thoughts on Richard Serra and #SerraQatar

Photos by Molly Waterman If you follow me on Instagram you already got an eyefull of our trip to Doha a couple weeks ago. We were there, basically, to see a whole lot of Richard Serra, which we did over three days. I wrote a piece about it for Hyperallergic, which they posted last week. […]

How to spend a Wednesday in West Hollywood

First, you go to the Pacific Design Center.   Then, you go into the Pacific Design Center and start going up the stairs, so you can see some views.   Then, you go back down and into the little brown box that is the MOCA branch in West Hollywood, to see if there are any […]

Flashback: summer of Turrell

A film by Molly Waterman



Weekend recs

Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections, Pasadena Museum of California Art, now through January 5, 2014 Do giant, colorful abstract paintings make your heart thrum? Does your very being vibrate at a special frequency when you are in the presence of overwhelming visual beauty? Do you dig the mysteries of the […]

Monday photo

Yoshitomo Nara at Pace (closed June 29).

Weekend recs

Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, NY. Der Morgenthau Plan, Anselm Kiefer’s show at Gagosian, is completely arresting. Expressive, imposing, somewhat menacing, and intensely, darkly vibrant, these massive paintings are named after US Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, who in 1944 proposed converting “post-war Germany into a pre-industrial, agricultural nation, allegedly in order to limit […]