Tagged: Art, Music, Books & Film


Fashion: Aesthetics and Ethics

Saul Degraw explores the ins and outs of the ethics of fashion based on the latest controversy over Urban Outfitter’s and their Kent State sweatshirt


Free-Range Organic Visual Arts

How the rise of “Amazon Art” and CSAs for local artists extends earlier business models—and how each needs the other to succeed.


Conservatives, pop culture, and the language of the right

So an old post at my now-basically-defunct solo politics blog about conservatives and pop culture has accidentally sparked off a pretty interesting symposium at Acculturated – a conservative blog about pop culture and society. There’s...


Confirmation Bias, Video Games, Art, and Interactivity

Mass Effect 3 was released two weeks ago today (Tuesday) and there have been a lot of little swirling dynamics when it comes to the game, consumer response, corporate response to the consumer response, and...


Five Notes About Preferences

~ by Sam Wilkinson 1. I will happily argue with you about the best hot-dog in the world.  I’ll tell you that it is served at Gene’s in my hometown, and that the idea...


Foote’s Historia

There’s something to be said for attempting to read Foote’s Civil War at the same time as Proust.  I don’t know that I would have otherwise noticed quirks of structure in Foote’s work that,...


Thursday Art Walk

St. Jerome Meditating 1525-30 Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen


The Creative Internet

If you, like me, are sick and tired of the news cycle and the constant drumming up of faux scandals, baseless accusations, and other things Politikal & Absurd, and wish to waste your time...


The Economics of Enlightenment

I have a short piece [here is the pdf download link] in the current issue of Econ Journal Watch, commenting on the recent ‘economic enlightenment’ survey Daniel Klein and Zeljka Buturovic published there a...


Protecting the music industry from those pesky consumers

If you like music, this is really important. The architecture of online music distribution has been amazing for the consumer. With iTunes or Pandora or eMusic, the savvy listener can get just about whatever...


He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus

WSJ: “He cited the case of a painter whose stock in trade had been portraits of Lenin. The man was now earning his living churning out religious subjects. But, my friend added, so ingrained...


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The Return of Marcus Sextus by Pierre-Narcisse Guerin


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A day late – I blame the holiday. This one is “Cathedral in Winter” by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme


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The Captivity is as Barbarous as the Crime by Fransisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes


an ocean full of paper boats

“I may as well admit that I have been more influenced (as a person) by my childhood readings of Tolkien and Lewis than I have been by any philosophers I read in college and...