Category Archives: Art

Are you ready for the end of Answered Prayers?

CockyBoys likes to push the envelope. Sure they can produce 20 minute videos that make the heart flutter, but the studio likes to add something behind its stroke material. Answered Prayers: The Actor is the finale of the site’s opus. … Continue reading

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Only cowards kill over satire

The news of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices are unnerving. Twelve killed because some are insulted by satire. As a fan of coarse language (see Bernie Mac’s exquisite exposition of the word motherfucker) and filmed sodomy (see Rick … Continue reading

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RIP Lauren Bacall

Thanks for teaching Bogart how to whistle, Ms. Bacall.

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Justin Owen and an open book

What book is Justin Owen reading? The nerd in me wants it to be a fantasy/science fiction tome. Dune? The Lord of the Rings? A Song of Ice and Fire? The snobby English major hopes the book is Don Quixote, … Continue reading

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Happy belated birthday to Satchmo

August 4 was Louis Armstrong’s 113rd birthday. Can’t believe I missed it. Here he is, keeping it really real. With an assist from Duke Ellington.

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2014 deaths

This is morbid but after losing James Garner, Elaine Stritch, and Nadine Gordimer within days of each other, figured it was time to offer a RIP to those who made the journey a little easier: Bobby Womack, Eli Wallach, Horace … Continue reading

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July Fourth ramble

When it comes to July Fourth, the official birthday of the US, I’m all over the map. As people pay homage to the Founding Fathers, I’m reminded of the many slaves who sided with King George because he was offering … Continue reading

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