WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

“You know me number three, you know me number two”

Arts critic Bill Wyman (late of Salon, NPR, Huffington Post, etc.) has taken it upon himself to rank all 213 Beatles songs from worst to best. The first thing I … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

A diversion for when things get cuckoo, i.e., every day

Kinetic sculptor John Edmark says this about his freaky animations: Blooms are 3D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

As Dan Hazlitt in Town Father says, “All is illusion…”

Here’s a brief diversion for New Years Day. Artist Alexa Meade turns the idea of trompe l’oeil on its head by making real people and objects look like they’re in … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mad men

Have you ever suspected, if you’re the creative type, that you’re half-a-hair’s breadth from being batshit insane? I have. The truth is, I probably should have had myself committed on … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 13 Comments

For the record (album, that is)

I used to follow this fantastic blog every day, till I realized it was taking up more of every day than I had to spare. Go and kill some time … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Children’s stories get the minimalist treatment

Via Brain Pickings, regard these terrific minimalist posters for some of your favorite classic children’s tales. They’re by designer Christian Jackson and can be purchased as posters in a variety … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The beguiling strandbeest

I ran across this the other day in a piece about how “nothing is really alive.” I guess that’s debatable, but this clip is strangely moving because these man-made creatures … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

What Wynton Marsalis does before a concert

Here’s five minutes of some guy practicing his horn. Seriously, if you’re a musician, this will fascinate (and maybe depress) you. Practice never ends.

December 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

The world’s strangest book? Quite possibly!

  (Click image to enlarge) Since The Codex Seraphinianus is written in an indecipherable language and is illustrated with bizarre images of impossible things, why, yes, it could be the … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

What’s your type?

Seems a fellow in St. Louis (my home town) has an art project going in which he has installed 40 typewriters all around the city and encourages passersby to type … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 13 Comments