Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy

On Sunday I went to Doc Films to check out Kelly Reichardt’s (“Old Joy”, “River of Grass”) latest film “Wendy and Lucy”. The film is only 120 minutes. In that time we wander through a Pacific Northwest town as Wendy (Michelle...
What to say about Jim Jarmusch’s new film?

What to say about Jim Jarmusch’s new film?

From the opening shot of Isaach de Bankole waving Tai Chi gestures in a bathroom stall, I could see this was a beautifully composed film.  From the first line, “You don’t speak Spanish, right?” it was also clear that this would be a Jarmush film. ...
BAS Giveaway: PHONEBOOK vol.2: 2008/2009

BAS Giveaway: PHONEBOOK vol.2: 2008/2009

Up for grabs this week is PHONEBOOK vol.2 published by threewalls and Green Lantern Press. Third person to email me (megonli@badatsports.com) gets the copy. Thanks Caroline for hooking us up! via threewalls: “Back by popular demand, PHONEBOOK is the essential...
Automata, The Art of a Moment Relived.

Automata, The Art of a Moment Relived.

From the “Don’t Tase me Bro” incident to the Raping and murder of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi by Pte. Green, Automata can capture a moment unlike anything else. Jon Haddock’s work does that better then anything I have seen in a long...
Interview with NEXT First-Timers Mahan Gallery

Interview with NEXT First-Timers Mahan Gallery

Mahan Gallery owner/director Jacqueline Mahan and her associate director Colleen Grennan are both art fair newbies, or at least they were before participating in NEXT this past weekend. Mahan Gallery, which is widely regarded as one of the best galleries for younger...
Ass-kicking Mama Artists at NEXT

Ass-kicking Mama Artists at NEXT

This piece, exhibited at Gallery 400’s ‘Better to light a candle than curse the dark’ presentation at NEXT/Art Chicago, wins my award for most personally meaningful work of art encountered at the Merchandise Mart. Last Friday, I rounded a corner and...