Category Archives: Art

Postscript on Dazzle Ships

Foolishly, my recent post on Dazzle Ships overlooked two things about the album that make it all the more intriguing and alluring. The first is the title itself. It refers to a type of marine camouflage used extensively in World … Continue reading






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marxism today

An obvious oversight on my 2011 year-end list of best films is marxism today (prologue) directed by Phil Collins. I saw the film, along with its companion piece use! exchange! value! at the British Film Institute Gallery in March. Sadly, … Continue reading






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Baby Marx

It seems that each time I’ve managed to make it to the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis, it’s been between major exhibits. My recent visit was no different. The Nan Goldin photographs were in the process of being taken down … Continue reading






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