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J.C.'s Latest Blogs

Jul.28.2010 - 3:13 pm
In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise
So I've got a book coming out in a few days.  IN UTOPIA: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise, a narrative and journalistic overview of the history of utopian...
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May.21.2010 - 10:49 am
In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise
Last week, I wrote a short post here about a conversation a friend and I had about "The Hurt Locker" and the meaning of meaning.  That kicked off a bit of a debate, some...
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May.15.2010 - 11:35 am
A pair of recent conversations have left me frustrated with what people seem to think a work of art can mean. I fall in the Ed Hirsch school of meaning – a work of art means what...
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Comments from J.C.

May.16.2010 - 5:30 am
In response to: "The Hurt Locker" and the Meaning of Meaning
...The problem is that in the wake of the amalgamation of publishing, the book world is more and more attempting to...
May.16.2010 - 5:25 am
In response to: "The Hurt Locker" and the Meaning of Meaning
...is that a too great emphasis on the diversity of interpretation of art (and diversity and variety in all things is...
May.15.2010 - 1:36 pm
In response to: "The Hurt Locker" and the Meaning of Meaning
...as I say in the post, there has to be limits. I'm all about art triggering discussion. But ambiguity is different...