Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Rancor’ by Arantzazu Martinez

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ARANTZAZU MARTINEZ attended the Fine Arts University of the Basque Country and graduated in 2000. Unable to find any classical art training, she moved to New York. There she enrolled in the New York Academy of Figurative Art(NYAA) MFA program and graduated in 2002. It was during this same year that she met her mentor, Jacob Collins, the founder of the Water Street Atelier, the Hudson River Fellowship and The Grand Central Academy. To develop her training still further she studied under him at the Water Street Atelier from 2002 to 2005, where she completed her training following the nineteenth century academic method. – - read more

Diana Dors in ’Blonde Sinner’, 1956

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Tennessee Williams: Today’s Birthday Boy

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Williams’ plays have held pride of place in theater goers’ hearts for so long is another matter. Yes, the dialog is a thrilling mixture of the perfectly colloquial and the poetic. Yes, the passions on display in works like The Rose Tattoo, The Glass Menagerie and, of course, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are as blistering as those given voice by any other American dramatist, while the characters Williams brought to life remain, for many of us, as indelible as members of our own families. In the end, though, the appeal and the power of Williams’ very best plays might reside in this: that he manages, somehow, to peel back layer after layer from his characters as the story rolls on, and rather than diminishing these men and women in our eyes, the gradually unfolding revelations — and the playwright’s clear-eyed compassion for his own creations — ennoble and humanize them. Stanley, Blanche and Stella; Maggie the Cat, Brick and Big Daddy; Amanda Wingfield in Menagerie and Serafina in The Rose Tattoo — these and so many other Williams characters are profoundlyRead more: Tennessee Williams: Today’s Birthday Boy

Blue Moon

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A marvel born now and anon

Of a lunar southwest monsoon

Same month twice a full moon

Once in a blue moon at noon

Blue Moon.     Read more…

Smart Art

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With smoking zones shrinking more and more in public spaces, poor puffers get just the ground to stand in this smoking alley in a Hotel. They can’t even raise heir heads to blow off the smoke, all for the roving eyes from the roof top. The artist paints with his hands, what he sees in his heart.  The artist here sees no wall, but a passage right through it. – - Read more,,

Take the World into your own Hands

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The trepidation is behind us.  We are the fourth years, freed from the bonds of pimping, scheduling, studying, and applying.  This is the time of our lives.  It is a season of squander, waste, and development.  It is today and everyday for the rest of medical school (at this point, a month and change).  We worry no longer about what will be, because we can grasp it, taste it.  – - Read more

Straight Girls & Gay Porn

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So when Adam and Michelle put out their whiny request saying they were “tired” and “too exhausted” to post this week (wah wah wah) and DESPERATELY wanted guest posts, I thought … what could I, the classy sophisticated woman that I am, write about for a guest post? Of course, the obvious answer was Mikey’s favorite: hardcore gay porn. Now everyone knows that straight girls only like porn with romantic music and floaty curtains, and soft gentle non-threatening male actors, right? – - Read more…

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