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The 2014 Credit Card Statements Have Arrived!

As you know, I submitted a FOIA request for any/all county issued credit card statements for 2014.  Here’s what I found out:

  1. The county has…
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T. J. Clark Indicted

 I should receive a copy of my FOIA’d credit card statement on Friday 3/20.  Check back often I will post ASAP.

Per the clerk, there’s been a slight delay.   165 more words

2014-A year in review

In the spirit of of New Years Eve, I thought we should do a year in review for Shiawassee County:

Picasso - The Painter and Model (1927)

For this, the first week of the blog, I have been inspired to write by the 1927 Picasso painting ‘The Painter and Model’. It is a very large (213 X 196 cm) oil on canvas work and as you can see is broken into three main areas – the largely grey background (or foreground, depending on your point of view), the white patch highlighting the model and the yellow patch highlighting the artist. 561 more words

Macbeth at the Tobacco Factory (Review for Exeunt)

Image by Farrows Creative

This fortnight’s London Review of Books contains two articles on the theme of Scottish Independence. One is a review of Michael Penman’s new book ‘Robert the Bruce: King of the Scots’, and the other is a collection of ‘Reflections on the Independence Referendum’ by an assortment of writers. 987 more words


Prying into the cracks of paintings

The Books That Shaped Art History is a new volume from Thames and Hudson, and is one of those books about books. It covers 16 classics of art theory and history from the twentieth century, including E H Gombrich’s (above) … 376 more words

Art Chronicles: Matisse - The Cut-Outs

Back at Tate Modern this weekend for the second look at the Matisse Cut-Outs and yes, they’re glorious, especially when viewed in the sparsely populated first hour allocated to members; glorious in their exultation of colour and rhythm, their understanding of form and space, and yet … yet why do I come away each time harbouring some small but irrepressible feeling of dissatisfaction? 536 more words