Shit, I Missed Banned Books Week

SEX SELLS: Featuring Leopold and Molly Bloom and an occasional Stephen Dedalus (my namesake), “Ulysses” apparent offenses included depictions of masturbation and Molly’s 50-page, stream-of-conscious riff about her sexual experiences and related desires.

Despite all of the press releases, despite all the bookstore banners, and despite the groundswell of media attention, I managed to miss Banned Books Week. Last week! Perhaps I was blinded by its ubiquity — I couldn’t see the forest for the trees (before it was pulped into paperbacks). Or maybe there is something more sinister…… Continue reading Shit, I Missed Banned Books Week

Ligia Lewis’ ‘Water Will’ Premieres in LA

Ligia Lewis in "Water Will (in Melody)." Photo by Maria Baranova

Critically-lauded choreographer and performer Ligia Lewis completes her trilogy of performances pieces with Water Will (In Melody) at REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts from September 12 to 15 this fall. The work is preceded by her other works minor matter (seen at REDCAT in January 2018) and Sorrow Swag for which she was awarded the Prix Jardin d’Europe in…… Continue reading Ligia Lewis’ ‘Water Will’ Premieres in LA

Graffiti Artist ‘Scrach’ Makes Mark in Fairfax, CA

"Hello, My Name Is SCRACH" sticker as seen in Fairfax, California.

The charmingly crunchy Marin County burg of Fairfax, California, might be in the midst of birthing the next Banksy — if local telephone poles are any indication. Various sightings of “Hello My Name Is…” stickers crested with the hand-drawn wordmark “Scrach” have been spotted throughout the town. Some local art speculators are beginning to conjecture that…… Continue reading Graffiti Artist ‘Scrach’ Makes Mark in Fairfax, CA

Volkswagen Unveils Revamped Logo, Signals Fresh Start

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Unsplash (logo added).

The iconic logo of one of Europe’s leading auto brands has undergone the design equivalent of cosmetic surgery. Volkswagen officially unveiled its refreshed logo at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany today. Accompanying the automaker’s “New Volkswagen” brand concept, the logo can be seen on the company’s much-anticipated new electric hatchback, the ID.3. Volkswagen’s…… Continue reading Volkswagen Unveils Revamped Logo, Signals Fresh Start

Alice Waters Cooks Up Greens Restaurant Anniversary Dinner

The Greens Restaurant 40th Anniversary Acclaimed Chef Dinner Series continues its impressive lineup of guests chefs this month. Several Bay Area culinary luminaries have been invited to create an all-vegetarian four-course prix fixe meal inspired by historic menus from the last 40 years of Greens. Alice Waters of Chez Panisse presided over a sold-out dinner…… Continue reading Alice Waters Cooks Up Greens Restaurant Anniversary Dinner

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