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Rehashed Cold Buffet

First, astonishment seizes you: what? a Bernard Buffet exhibition (at the MAMVP, October 14, 2016 – March 5, 2017)? Then, doubt unfurls: maybe I’ve let something slip by me? 989 more words


The Origin of the World (excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Even the Breath)

The line in front of the Musée d’Orsay was long, but fast-moving. The Senegalese guard at the door paddled people through, whistling “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Prune grinned as he waved her through, and he grinned back. 1,230 more words


A waltz in the flakes - Deer in the snow by Gustave Courbet

Hopping, running, pausing, looking around and resuming their race in the snowy forest, the deer are enjoying the arrival of the new season. The rust coloured leaves have turned white, the grass has changed its texture, and the rocks left their grey attires for shiny bright ones. 258 more words


Victoria Broackes

In 2013, Victoria Broackes, from the V&A’s Theatre and Performance department, curated David Bowie Is, an exhibition which has now reached a million and a half visits on its world tour. 720 more words


Infinite Dissatisfaction in a Cruel Theater Called the World

David Foster Wallace once said in an interview:

Look, man, we’d probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is?

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no particular place to go by Laurie Duggan (Shearsman Books)

In Robert Duncan’s interview with Ekbert Faas (Towards a New American Poetics, Black Sparrow Press 1978) the poet asserts “there are no trivial events for me. 651 more words