Ice Cold: One View of Twin Cities

Ice Cold: One View of Twin Cities

It has been cold everywhere recently, colder than it has been in many years. The cold here has seeped into my bones. The days are lit by brittle sunlight, full of the illusion of warmth. The nights open to the icy vacuum of space, filled with the frigid, unblinking...
What can be done with dance? Part 3

What can be done with dance? Part 3

The choreographic writings of performance and political theorist Randy Martin are rooted in an understanding of dance as an analytic with which to approach socio-political mobilizations. In “A Precarious Dance, a Derivative Sociality” he writes, “For dance to...
It’s a Kansas City day, Part 2

It’s a Kansas City day, Part 2

Over the coming months, the Bad at Sports blog is featuring quick glimpses of the art world as it exists in smaller cities across the country and around the world. Each glimpse is byway of some of the said city’s local characters, which include but are not limited...
It’s a Kansas City day, Part 1

It’s a Kansas City day, Part 1

Over the coming months, the Bad at Sports blog is featuring quick glimpses of the art world as it exists in smaller cities across the country and around the world. Each glimpse is byway of some of the said city’s local characters, which include but are not...
Meanwhile… Lyra Hill

Meanwhile… Lyra Hill

In comics in the US, there is a prevailing stigma of creators being misanthropic shut-ins. A stereotype that afflicts not only content but creators’ self-hood alike, and an identity which is defensibly bunk. I first met Lyra Hill during a class we had together...
Silent spectacular: John Skoog and Bjarke Hvass Kure

Silent spectacular: John Skoog and Bjarke Hvass Kure

Eastbourne is a quiet town, perhaps too quiet. The fading resort on the South coast of England is a popular destination with old age pensioners, who come to fade out in their turn, amidst tea shops, guest houses and an appealing promenade. But something sinister is...