Thursday, July 31, 2008

a case of the mean reds....

I love Breakfast at Tiffany's, and I love Audrey Hepburn, which makes the following wire sculpture by Reynaldo Molina extra cool to me.

here are a few more from him that I particularly enjoyed.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday 17 ordinary

Grill, Bill Owens

"This is how it will be at the end of time:
the angels will appear and separate
the wicked from the just to throw them
into the blazing furnace where there will be
weeping and grinding of teeth."
from the gospel (Matthew)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cohen, merci beaucoup

I've been enjoying the early works of Leonard Cohen, sadly he never really recovered from the eighties. Along the way I encountered a very interesting woman, Françoise Hardy, who did a little of everything, including singing a great version of Cohen's Suzanne in French.

The Original

Françoise Hardy's Version

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

"All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables.
He spoke to them only in parables,
to fulfill what had been said through the prophet:
I will open my mouth in parables,
I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation
of the world."
from the gospel (Matthew)

Sunday, July 13, 2008


An Exercise in Futility, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir (Photos Here)

"For creation was made subject to futility."
from the second reading (Romans)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

a last supper

Last week Peter Greenaway got permission to, for one time only, stage a light production he had been working on onto Da Vinci's original Last Supper. The result was something that was really amazing. The only people in attendance were a few art critics and some Dominican monks from the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Greenaway hopes to be able to get permission from the Vatican to do something similar to Michelangelo's Last Judgement inside the Sistine Chapel.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


"for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones."
from the gospel (Matthew)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

in the mood for...

To celebrate the birth of the nation I watched Wong Kar Wai's My Blueberry Nights, his first in English. I am a bit biased, he's one of my favorites, but I thought it was great. Often a foriegn director falters when trying to make something in English. I suppose the reason boils down to catering to another audience, taking out the essessance of a director's style in trying to make the film palatable to Americans.

This film didn't try to cater, and it was quintessential Wong Kar Wai. Which is sadly why it got so bashed by reviewers. I read many reviews where people were mad because the movie was too beautiful. Wait, what? How can something be too beautiful? How is that a bad thing? Reading other reviews only made me madder, so I stopped.

I thought it was a perfect movie for the 4th, it showed a vast swathe of the mid-west in a light I wasn't use to, it was brilliantly beautiful.

Friday, July 04, 2008

death knell?

An interesting article in Wired this month proposes that the scientific method has become passe, that correlation does imply causation, or at least such a conclusion is as good as any theory. I say it's about time for something new and wrong as oppose to something old and wrong, novel lies are always better than stale ones I suppose.

Others, Luddites I'm sure, have countered chanting Newton or some such.

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