Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Dec 032015

Cool has always been good’s implacable enemy.

Nov 172015

People who like sports say a lot more intelligent things about sports than people who like art say about art.

Oct 092015

It is odd that there is so much talk of genius, when geniuses deny that it exists, and the rest of us wouldn’t know.

Oct 072015

There are abusers of art, as there are abusers of alcohol, for much the same reasons, and with much the same effects.

Sep 182015

Our thirst for narrative makes saints of reformed sinners, and reformed sinners of saints.

Sep 102015

Every good performance artist is known as something else.

Sep 082015

Hallmark and Instagram are just two of the many fortunes to be made by permitting humans to communicate without the inconvenient obligation of articulate speech.