Opacity, Translucence, Clarity

Opacity, Translucence, Clarity

Most of the time we want meaning to be immediately clear to us. Things should not be ambivalent. The glass should be see-through. The two-way mirror makes us uneasy; those on the other side can see us, but we can’t see them – when we look into the glass, we are...
Playing as Antidote: A Handful of Free Games

Playing as Antidote: A Handful of Free Games

Even though I write about games critically here and other places, sometimes as a player I find it easy to tune out and become one with a keyboard and mouse or controller and just sit and stare, as though I were watching The Expendables on repeat several hours a day,...
Not Giving a F*ck with Conrad Freiburg

Not Giving a F*ck with Conrad Freiburg

Guest post by Jacob Wick I met artist and musician Conrad Freiburg at his home/studio south of downtown Los Angeles with a mostly-full bottle of Malort in tow. I’d met him before, several times. The first time was at 8550 Ohio (née Harold Arts), probably in 2010...
Failing Together: One View of Twin Cities

Failing Together: One View of Twin Cities

On billboards, online ads, the exterior of the building, and the entrance to the gallery, the larger than life title of the ongoing Edward Hopper exhibition at the Walker Art Center, via the Whitney and the Dallas Museum of Art, Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s...
Freedom and Speech: Pedro Vélez

Freedom and Speech: Pedro Vélez

The ironies were too many to pass up writing about Pedro Vélez for Bad at Sports. Most immediately because I am a white male (no matter how I try, will this article be an episode of what Vélez constantly points out, neocolonialism?) who readily acknowledges the...