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Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero Culture 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Junot Diaz: The New Fiction Hero Culture 2020

Junot Diaz is a funny guy. I imagine him being the Creative Writing professor at MIT that all the girls have a crush on and that all the boys admire because he isn’t afraid to curse in the classroom. However, in the midst of his jokes Diaz is also incredibly humble about his newfound celebrity, which would lead […]

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Surfing Madonna Was a Vision and a Gift 2020

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Surfing Madonna Was a Vision and a Gift 2020

We’re inspired and a bit awed by the story of Mark Patterson, who yesterday stepped forward as the creator of the “Surfing Madonna” mosaic that appeared under a railroad overpass in Encinitas on Good Friday of this year.  The colorful glass tile work depicts a wave-riding Virgin of Guadalupe with the message “Save the Ocean” […]

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In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard: Culture 2020

| October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
In the Wisdom of Light J.G. Ballard: Culture 2020

This is a day of paying tribute to the great J. G. Ballard, who died yesterday at the age of 78. To many, Ballard was a trusted seer and beloved guide through the landscapes of advanced capitalism, decadent consumerism, and attendant social and psychological monstrosities.  Like all truth-tellers he was a visionary, and his vision […]

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John Updike An Memorable Artist Who Loves Art 2020

| October 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
John Updike An Memorable Artist Who Loves Art 2020

Let’s be honest, John Updike is intimidating. He is an author who can only be described as prolific; one who drew an impressive crowd at Benaroya Hall in what is often described as one of the most literate cities in America. Since his early success in the 1950s, he has continued to add to his […]

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Culture: And You Thought Your Neighbors Were Weird 2020

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Culture: And You Thought Your Neighbors Were Weird  2020

The Complex is Seattle improv group Unexpected Productions’ latest blend of scripted work and improvisation. The group’s artistic director Randy Dixon helmed this piece based on actor Kevin Brady’s experiences as a local apartment manager. The story itself is not all that complex. It basically boils down to: Boy wants to be an actor. Boy must get real job managing apartment […]

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Discovering Writers No One Reads Heart 2020

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Discovering Writers No One Reads Heart 2020

I often direct my browser to 50 Watts, a reliably illuminating archive lesser-known creative works and minor design masterpieces—book cover design in particular. Its author, Will Schofield, is also one of the reasons but does it float never ceases to amaze. But I’ve only recently discovered  what Schofield calls a side project, Writers No One Reads. It’s a nice […]

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An Exhibition of Buddhist Art in Singapore From A Positive Proven 2020

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
An Exhibition of Buddhist Art in Singapore From A Positive Proven 2020

A special exhibition of rare, Buddhist artifacts is now ongoing in Singapore. The name of this event is “On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China And Southeast Asia.” The venue is the Asian Civilizations Museum, in Singapore. This unique show runs from November 2, 2007 – March 23, 2008. This exhibition was named “on […]

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