“Florence Foster Jenkins” – a film review What you have to love about the very affluent, ebullient Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is that, despite her ineptitude at singing art songs and opera, she’s good and generous. All the bad stuff coming earlier in her [more…]
An interview with Stan Mack “You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Levy’s Rye Bread,” was a very successful ad in New York City some years back. And the same holds true for Stan Mack’s remarkable accounting of, as he puts it, The Story [more…]
“Such works [of abandoned art] … will enter into a strange netherworld. Removed from the marketplace, these objects will live on in warehouses, unseen and unappreciated, becoming what has been called ‘dead art’ or ‘zombie art.’” — “Zombie Art,” The New Yorker Item #34: Mona [more…]
Artists and musicians have the Constitutionally-protected free speech right to perform and sell their work in public spaces America: If you care about Free Speech, the Arts and Artists in our Society, and if you care about ending the culture of violence we find our [more…]
From the Polish artist Paul Kuczynski.
Be seeing you.
To navigate life’s all-too-frequent stumbling blocks successfully, it’s necessary to learn how to accept the downs as well as the ups. But at the New Yorker magazine (still the embodiment of what gives the Big Apple its fine reputation), they really get their “ups” when [more…]