From the Road: Outside In

From the Road: Outside In

The highway passes quickly through Summerville, Georgia. The roadsides fill with small houses, businesses, and the ghosts of fastfood architecture. It is easy to miss the turn to Paradise Gardens. The houses that surround Howard Finster’s home, installation, and...
Cold Then Hot: One View of Twin Cities

Cold Then Hot: One View of Twin Cities

We are in the midst of a warm snap. The snow has receded. The ice has left the lakes and rivers. I dig out the fall clothes I had packed away, reluctant to leave warm hats and scarves at home. I know the cold is waiting just around the corner for me to let down my...
Blog10: A report from the UK blogosphere

Blog10: A report from the UK blogosphere

In the popular imagination, bookshops in Notting Hill may be where bumbling Englishmen meet Hollywood filmstars. Last night it was where a bumbling art writer, played by myself, got to meet some of the UK’s most successful bloggers. The venue was Book and Kitchen, who...
EDITION #39

EDITION #39

Arnold Johnson as Putney Swope. Comedian Shows Funny Movie Sparks serious discussion Yesterday afternoon we took a trip to the new Black Cinema House space on 72nd and Kimbark to see the 1969 film, Putney Swope. The screening featured an introduction by comedian,...
Reproductions: One View of Twin Cities

Reproductions: One View of Twin Cities

Fall lingers, with warm days and fiery trees, longer nights and frosty mornings. Daylight has changed, striking us at more oblique angles, lengthening shadows even at noon. I follow my shadow farther and farther from my center, looking back to where I stand, doubling,...