Short and sweet, here’s what’s caught my eye this week:

*The Art Newspaper interviews Bruce Naumann after he won the Golden Lion at Venice. (via Art Observed).

*Artnet analyzes the art stimulus package.

*Bloggers, take note: now you can filter Google image searches for those under a Creative Commons License.

*In New York: Slideluck PotShow XIII now accepting submissions (deadline is Tuesday, July 21st). The theme for this edition of the show is “Now.”

*Dear Dash Snow, by William Pohida.

*The death of (porn) narrative.

*Ten weird ways to distribute music.

*Using Brian Eno’s oblique strategies in the kitchen (via Things blog).

*West Coast Experimental film legend Chick Strand, a founder of film distributors Canyon Cinema, died last weekend at the age of 78. Read a moving tribute to her here, and a more in-depth profile of her in the L.A. Weekly here (this last, via Spout Blog).

*A trailer for the upcoming Rural Studio documentary at Unbeige.

*Do a good deed, help a new Chicago teacher stock his class with books (via Windy Citizen).

*I am deeply ashamed of myself for really wanting to see this movie: from the folks that brought you Jackass, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. See a trailer for the film below, and watch Richard Metzger interview its director Julian Nitzberg here. If this film ever screens in Chicago, someone please let me know. (via Boing Boing).

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.