May 23, 2012

IN DEFENSE/OFFENSE OF/TO SCOTT KURTZ

So the other day Scott Kurtz posted an essay about why it’s wrong for people to think Jack Kirby should receive more credit for The Avengers, and his estate receive some remuneration from the great success of the film adaptation. Go read that post really quick, it’s not very long.

Then the next day…

February 15, 2012

REVIEW PROJECT :: The Bechtler Birthday Book

So on January 23 (can you tell I’m already behind on reviewing things?) my girlfriend and I went to a lecture at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, part of their "Modern Mondays" series of events. The lecture was on the Hans Bechtler "Birthday Book", a collection of pieces commissioned from a number of artists as gifts for patron and collector Hans Bechtler in 1964.

January 29, 2012

REVIEW PROJECT :: Cass McCombs, Bachelor

I think I said everything I have to say about that Cass McCombs album—which, to be clear, is very pleasant. It’s a little unfair to judge something based on how amazing one small part of it is in relation to the whole. Just because I wish ALL of it had been that amazing—unfortunately I’m not Ruler of the Universe and everything I say isn’t law (yet).

January 27, 2012

REVIEW PROJECT :: The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret

So I should say up front and out loud that this isn’t a show for me, and I probably shouldn’t have watched it. Although I’m a fan of David Cross, Mr. Show, etc., I’m not generally into that kind of cynical, negative comedy. I’m not against it; it’s just not for me. Discomfort as an animating principle can work…

January 12, 2012

THE REVIEW PROJECT :: Bachelor Season 16, Episode 2

Watching The Bachelor with my girlfriend has changed how I interact with it a little bit. For some weird reason I really want her to like it too, which of course makes me embarassed about how unabashedly terrible it is.

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