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earl-merkel's picture
Nov.27.2013
Faithful Readers will recall that, one week ago, we posted our nomination on this Redroom.com site for "The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Music Video Of The Year": Kanye West's "Bound 2" video. Alas! Perhaps taking it too personally, Mr. West pulled this classic --filmed and directed by...
earl-merkel's picture
Nov.21.2013
Our nomination for "The Most Unintentionally Hilarious Music Video Of The Year." (grin) Aside from arguably cheesy video effects --apparently, given the slipstreaming of Ms. Kardashian's hair, at times Mr. West is high-speed motoring along a highway on a motorcycle that has a reverse gear-- a...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.14.2012
I like Atlantic Monthly. I do. In fact, I've been subscribing to it since.....well, not since Mark Twain appeared in those pages (cripes, I'm not that old).   But I could only thumb through the May 2012 issue and read, well, superficially. Sure, it's the "culture issue," and...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.12.2010
The title of this essay is a quote from Lily Tomlin I've had for at least a decade: I used it in my email signature for a few months half a dozen years ago, and it seemed true then. But after the utterly cynical way racism and antisemitism have been used this week to market media products, I think...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Oct.23.2010
Oh Kanye. Apparently you have a need for people to see you. If its not the almost gravitational pull to a stage the moment you see Taylor Swift, the almost amazing lack of vocal punch when singing even with Auto Tune help, or your incessant Twittering where you should put down your iPhone and...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.05.2010
Sometimes life delivers moments of irrefutable insight, shattering fragile illusions like so many soap-bubbles. Remember that post-Katrina telethon where Kanye West said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people"? There was a great commotion, the President's compassionate conservatism...
phil-bronstein's picture
Sep.15.2009
South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson, it turns out, was just the red-faced canary in the coal mine of anger toxicity poisoning our national psyche. Fury is being unleashed across the land and don't say you weren't warned: it's all been astrologically predicted. While you've been burying your...
judy-merrill-larsen's picture
Sep.14.2009
What's going on in society these days? I mean really. Look at Kanye West and Joe Wilson (two names that have probably never been uttered in the same sentence before!). When did rudeness become acceptable? Defensible? The status quo? When did apologizing become a sign of weakness or backing down? My...
sean-arbabi's picture
Jul.29.2009
As I was on a run this evening listening to John Mayer's "Into Your Atmosphere", I thought I'd write to all of you to talk a bit about taking a break from photography. This may mean a few days to some, it may mean a few months to others- it all depends on your personality and what's...