Track Changes

TRACK CHANGES

By Claudia La Rocco + Suzanne Stein, with Lenny Gonzalez The colophon for the original Open Space , published by White Rabbit Press....

Over My Shoulder

OVER MY SHOULDER

Oakland, August 2020 Leslie Scalapino is a summer poet. Her work's humid, skin and air become indistinguishable. She catches glints...

 
 
 
Foundations

FOUNDATIONS

When SFMOMA established its archives in 2006, the museum was lucky enough to have its early records, dating back to its founding in...

MYSTERY ZONE, OR A LOTTA ENDINGS

They lived happily ever after And then the sun came up And then the sun go down The couple is riding off into the sunset The End They...

 
 
 
Notes From Our Last Meeting

NOTES FROM OUR LAST MEETING

We arrive at Tecopa Hot Springs after dark. It's too late to use the pools. Due to an incident (significance expressed on the attendant's...

Who We Were When We Were Here

WHO WE WERE WHEN WE WERE HERE

Un-Disclosure We were teaching on the reservation when, overnight, the campus closed. We were working remotely, seeing students in...

 
 
 
What's an Amateur, Anyway?

WHAT'S AN AMATEUR, ANYWAY?

Eds note: The prose in this post was written by Creative Growth Poet-in-Residence Lorraine Lupo Heather Edgar, Untitled, 18″x24″ acrylic...

On Tacoma Arts and Social Change

ON TACOMA ARTS AND SOCIAL CHANGE

5 Stages mural by Saiyare Refaei and Tiffanny Hammonds, 2017. Artscapes program. Last October, as part of Tacoma Arts Month, I drove...

 
 
 
Looking at Pictures: Chip Lord in Conversation with Theadora Walsh

LOOKING AT PICTURES: CHIP LORD IN CONVERSATION WITH THEADORA WALSH

Chip Lord, 1974, in front of Ant Farm's Studio at Pier 40 with a Cadillac Ranch reject. There are many points of entry to thinking...

II. an anthropologist he wrote a book, he called it “myths of heaven”

II. AN ANTHROPOLOGIST HE WROTE A BOOK, HE CALLED IT “MYTHS OF HEAVEN”

2. Rare rain outside The Bay and its windows and skylights and tent flaps. 3. so tired beat up even, these days, these days i sit on...

 
 
 
Taking Stock: A DIY Guide

TAKING STOCK: A DIY GUIDE

Portland, Home of DIY Visual artists in Portland - and I am one of them - have been particularly challenged by upheavals to our scene...

A Backyard Funeral Afterparty para Latinidad

A BACKYARD FUNERAL AFTERPARTY PARA LATINIDAD

Recent readings and returns thought with and through/various portals of decoherence Whenever I see terms that could be conceived as...

 
 
 
A Weirdly Gratifying Musical Intimacy

A WEIRDLY GRATIFYING MUSICAL INTIMACY

Jamulus interface It's 7 p.m. on a Sunday, in one of these months of 2020 or 2021 that feels an awful lot like the ones before and...

Alone Again, Unnaturally

ALONE AGAIN, UNNATURALLY

The crunch of leaves caught my attention in the nearly silent room and I turned my head toward the window and the waning sun. The young...

 
 
 

GHOST STORY

During a break in the first rain after a long period of none I went for a walk through the neighborhood. I would like to make this...

Thoughts at 70 MPH

THOUGHTS AT 70 MPH

Image of the author's studio filled with ink drawings during the shutdown era of the pandemic in 2020. At the end of an exhausting...

 
 
 
Translations and Substitutions: Poetry Exercises in Anti-Ableism Pt. 2

TRANSLATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS: POETRY EXERCISES IN ANTI-ABLEISM PT. 2

Eds note: The prose in this post was written by Creative Growth Poet-in-Residence Lorraine Lupo Jane Kassner, Untitled, 10.5″ x 10.5″...

Community Connection: Karl Davis and Roberta Lavadour in Conversation with Susan Murrell

COMMUNITY CONNECTION: KARL DAVIS AND ROBERTA LAVADOUR IN CONVERSATION WITH SUSAN MURRELL

Rural life sometimes requires a bit of a drive for an art fix. One early July morning, I left my college town of La Grande, Oregon,...

 
 
 

I: ERES EL IMÁN Y YO SOY EL METAL, HASTA PROVOCAR TUS GRITOS (YOU ARE THE MAGNET AND I AM THE METAL, TIL I PROVOKE YOUR SCREAMS)

¿Y SI PUERTO RICO NO SE LEVANTA? ¿Y EN VEZ SE HUNDE, BAJO EL MAR, Y ALLÍ APRENDE, APRENDEMOS, EMPIEZA, EMPEZAMOS A RESPIRAR ALGO NUEVO,...

You Are Here

YOU ARE HERE

I've always appreciated how the gold star on the map at the mall simultaneously nods to and deviates from celestial navigation. Instead...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

‘The Tiger Rising' Review: A Cage of Clichés

A lonely boy finds an ally when he discovers a caged tiger in a forest behind his home, but imagination is somehow short-lived in this children's movie. Read more ...

‘Salt in My Soul' Review: Living, Even Thriving, With Illness

This documentary reconstructs the life of Mallory Smith, who died at 25 after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. Read more ...

Showcase: Blood Angels Librarian in Phobos Armour

Showcase: Blood Angels Librarian in Phobos Armour

This Librarian came with issue 11 of the Partworks Imperium Magazine and was pretty fun to paint. It's actually the second time I've painting this model. The first time was... Read more ...

Showcase: Black Templar Assault Intercessors

Showcase: Black Templar Assault Intercessors

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Review: ‘As We See It,' Where the Quest for ‘Normal' Is Extraordinary

This dramedy from Jason Katims brings three young adults on the autism spectrum to vivid life, with empathy and a light touch. Read more ...

Fred Parris, Creator of a Doo-Wop Classic, Is Dead at 85

His “In the Still of the Night” , recorded with his group the Five Satins, came to define a sort of dreamy 1950s nostalgia. Read more ...

All The News That Is Unfit To Print

I was gloomily turning a page of a news magazine, reading again of how our country will never be a true democracy, as long as the filibuster remains in place for the minority... Read more ...

Hardy Kruger, German-Born Hollywood Star, Is Dead at 93

He found success in American films in the 1960s and '70s, one critic said, because he found ways to portray “the new, good German.” Read more ...

‘Introduction' Review: All Mixed Up

In his new film, the prolific South Korean director Hong Sangsoo tells a fractured coming-of-age story in three vignettes. Read more ...

Student Becomes a Millionaire After Turning Selfies Into NFTs as a Joke

Student Becomes a Millionaire After Turning Selfies Into NFTs as a Joke

A 22-year-old Indonesian college student has become a millionaire overnight after turning his collection of daily selfies into non-fungible tokens as a joke. Read more ...