Daily Archives: August 15, 2008

Merced Riverbank in Winter, Yosemite (January, 2005)

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What a Piece of Work is—Poultry?: A Picasso Rooster Sculpture at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), July, 2008

In making a rooster an object of sculptural contemplation, I wonder if Picasso was punning and playing off of Rodin’s rough-hewn, yet dignified bronze images of men striving and thinking. And in Picasso resisting the impulse to contemplate man in bronze, after … Continue reading

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Baracky II: The Youtube of Baracky v. John McCain—with a Mohawk!

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Electroshock Therapy For Homosexuals?

This is not from the Onion—but an old clip, offered without irony, from a Horizon magazine article, 1972. Because the text image above is blurred, I quote its key section here: Using conditioning techniques, therapists, above, try to cure a homosexual by giving him … Continue reading

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