Top Ten Reads of 2011

he following list represents the highlights of a year of reading.  It includes three novels, two works of creative non-fiction, two books of poetry, one biography, one work of criticism/theory, and one book of photography accompanied by poems. The diversity is unintentional.  Some are recent publications, while others are new discoveries for me… More

PROTÉIGON

An incredibly smooth stop motion film created by Steven Briand aka BURAYAN. When I say incredibly smooth, I mean it. It’s no easy task to produce stop motion animation with such a seamless quality. More

What is Language?

The way in which we define language can limit or broaden our interactions with the world and others in it. As this brief video begins to explore, interlocutors take many forms, not all of which correspond to our “usual” understanding of sounds or gestures as referring to particular symbols. I am hesitant to aestheticize a… More

Ain’t None Bad As Tom Waits

A friend of mine who’ll remain unnamed often tells a Waits story (most likely apocryphal, as if there were any other kind of Waits story)  worth re-telling: This friend, see, is coming off a bender in LA–uncertain, for instance, of how he’d arrived in LA in the first place.  He is certain only that someone has… More