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That Jeff Koons feeling

Jed Perl opposes Jeff Koons:

The sculptures and paintings of this fifty-nine-year-old artist are so meticulously, mechanically polished and groomed that they rebuff any attempt to look at them, much less feel anything about them.

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John Milton vs. Francis Bacon

“He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.”
John Milton

Correct Quote
“A man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well.” 929 more words


One Year of ‘Forbidden Histories’

It was precisely a year ago that I entered the world of history of science blogging by launching ‘Forbidden Histories’. (Incidentally, my first title choice – ‘ 787 more words

Work In Progress

What is Racism?

Racism is perhaps one of the most widely used, but most misunderstood terms that people happen to use today. Its a hot-button subject that stirs up tons of emotions in many people, particularly white and Black people. 1,001 more words


final version

One of my fave Patrick White’s novels is the Vivisector, not least because it depicts the bitchy dinner parties of Sydney’s eastern suburbs arts community. 216 more words

Francis Bacon

Quote of the day, Sept. 9

Francis Bacon, on nature

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”