A RECENT NEWSLETTER FROM “THE HILL” included this teaser: “Have you always wanted an Andy Warhol painting but never had the opportunity? Well, here’s your chance (kind of). An art collector known as MSCHF acquired an original Warhol painting for $20,000 and is reselling it for $250. [Read more] “a .004 percent chance of it being a real warhol!”
JESSICA WILDFIRE IS BECOMING one of my favorite journalists. She describes herself as an “unfluencer,” which I assume is a play on those odd creatures of social media known as “influencers.” She is also a top writer in government, health, politics, culture, and life on Medium. And because of her, if rather indirectly, I discovered the artwork of Martin Rowson.
THE IMAGE OF SANTA CLAUS in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer that allows him to visit billions of households around the globe in a single night is usually taken for granted. It is so much a part of “traditional” western pop culture that Santa’s origins—especially the magical parts—are rarely considered by most people. [Read more] “psychedelic mushrooms and the origins of santa claus”
I DON’T MEAN TO IGNORE THIS, my primary blog, but I have been pre-occupied with several other projects and most of my energies and attention have gone there. One of them was finding a new theme for my blogs, which regular readers should have noticed I did find several weeks ago. [Read more] “I can only think of one question I would pose linda ronstadt”
I DON’T FOLLOW EDITORIAL CARTOONING, although I certainly appreciate the fact that we may be living in its golden age. There are so many brilliant individuals who combine political and social insight with intelligence and with along with the ability to draw! While I have paid a certain amount of attention to avid Horsey, part of that is because he is so well known here in the Pacific Northwest. [Read more] “patrick chappatte and will eisner and graphic journalism”