Down Doheny way roundup
Post #1033 • August 13, 2007, 5:15 PM • 11 Comments
JL on Wayne Koestenbaum on Joseph Cornell: "That is as silly a piece of pseudo-profundity as I've seen put forward in some time."
Royksopp: Remind Me.
When I read Tyler Green, I oft wonder... Nah, too easy. I do wonder which work by Vermeer was "socio-politically engaged" and when I follow his link forward, I find this: "Weschler observes that while Vermeer painted his peaceful works, 'all of Europe was Bosnia,' filled with violence and atrocities." Sounds disengaged to me. This particular Roger Kimball essay produced phantasms in the mind of another otherwise astute guy as well, leading me to believe that it's largely correct.
Our Creed and Our Character by the redoubtable Terry Teachout.
Art History Today reports on the De la Tour show at Compton Verney.
Department of Skills: James Brown. We picked up a greatest hits CD at a Wal-Mart somewhere in Ohio on the way over. Maybe the best driving music ever.
Department of Skillz: EL and my newly acquired sister-in-law are a couple, so I'm spreading the word that he has a new video. On the MySpace page, I recommend "G'd up Bitch" on the standalone player. NSFW.
The title: Because I went surfing for the first time today. At Doheny.