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November 04, 2005


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

A fast-paced workday has gotten in the way of pulling together Part Two of our q&a with George Hunka. But my chopped-up brain has managed to stumble across some good links anyway:

* Thanks to Sluggo, who found this fascinating David Hinckley piece about Alex Steinweiss, the man who single-handedly invented album-cover art. Essential popular-culture history. Here's another page about Steinweiss and the history of album-cover art.

* Amanda Brooks brought a provocative book idea to some publishing people, and was met with winces. Polly Frost told a fellow author that she writes erotica, and was shown an upturned nose. Can you spell p-r-i-s-s-y? And the publishing business wonders why book sales continue to decline.

* I love it when the brainiacs and geeks who hang at GNXP talk about who's hot and who's not.

* Here's a resourceful, cheery, and NSFW way to make use of an overhead map.

* Arts and Letters Daily linked to a typically-sizzling interview with Camille Paglia. Hear her roar.

* So much for the idea that the world's only racially-unpleasant people are colored white.

* This is one of the most effective optical illusions I've ever looked at.

* Alice sees some virtues in Martha's "Apprentice" show.

* The British academic Christopher Frayling was the man who persuaded filmbuffs to take seriously the films of Sergio ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") Leone. Here's a fun long interview with Frayling. Nice quote: "All of [Leone's] films are about a European's relations with the American dream."

* ChaiTeaLatte visits India and finds herself craving pizza -- another of MD's wonderfully evocative postings.

Tomorrow, George Hunka tells us what it was like to put on his show. The arts, as they are really lived. Don't miss it.



posted by Michael at November 4, 2005


Hey, thanks!

I love the GNXPers. They take things so literally. Whenever I read it, I have this mental image of one of those nerdy guys who doesn't know he how good looking he actually is, typing away in the lab late at night while a PCR gel is running.

And Camille Paglia lost interest in the contemporary novel long ago? Sigh, I kind of get it - I seem to be into reading stuff written at least 100 years ago. She's right about the Oprahfication of the contemporary American novel. Hmmm, time to get started on my contemporary American novel about the lives of pathologists, complete with anatomically correct drawings. Or not.

Posted by: MD on November 5, 2005 11:29 AM

"Here's a resourceful, cheery, and NSFW way to make use of an overhead map."

Funny. This one is my favorite. (SFW)

Posted by: David Moss on November 6, 2005 7:58 AM

OK, now I'm getting 'Forbidden'. Well, cut-and-pasting it works anyway.

Posted by: David Moss on November 6, 2005 8:01 AM

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