Single-task Musing

experiencing an typewriter’s journey from Paris

On that day, I was on the buyers’ side. For several months, I was looking for a typewriter to decorate my bookshelves, a thinly disguised nod to those writers from another century that I admired. In vain. Of all I had seen, none had aroused in me the nervous excitement that one feels when buying something not out of need, but out of envy. As I walked through the crowded aisles of this…


Surrealism; The Menil Collection; Victor Brauner; Max Ernst; René Magritte; and Hans Arp; Joseph Cornell; Giorgio de Chirico; Salvador Dalí; Marcel Duchamp; Alberto Giacometti; Paul Klee; Wifredo Lam; Roberto Matta; Joan Miró; Meret Oppenheim; Francis Picabia; Yves Tanguy; Dorthea Tanning; also Hans Bellmer; Brassaï; Henri Cartier-Bresson; André Kertész; Man Ray; and…


Dick Van Drama

exploring the other side of Van Dyke's significance

We get it, we see it: in 1960s television and film, no one was lighter on his feet, no one more effortlessly straddling the comedy/elegance tightrope. A song and dance man like Danny Kaye and Ray Bolger before him, a hyperkinetic vaudeville throwback like his idol Buster Keaton, Dick Van Dyke charmed from every angle of the entertainment polyhedron. Those who don’t envision him as Rob Petrie on his…


From the Archives: 1999-2024

21 Feb 2011

Oh Yes It Is!

discussing Panto with Matthew Woods
10 Aug 2010

Shipyard Wreckage

a review of HarborArts Outdoor Gallery
16 Jul 2006

Collective Haze

experiencing the exhibit Twin Allegories
01 Apr 2002

Gestural Conviction

Mark Morris Dance Group's V, reviewed