So I'm working on a story about The Arts of Life Band — made up of musicians both with disabilities and not — and I filmed and edited a short video (54 seconds) of their performance the night they opened for Bobby Conn at one of the Pitchfork after-parties. I think it's pretty punk rock... This short will show on Thursday, August 26 from 5-8pm in the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing, … [Read more...] about The Arts of Life Band
Simply because I suck at folding. Your Honors, I submit into evidence, two identical lengths of fabric (that are now curtains): While I'm on the whole submitting evidence/courtroom tip, you know how Ice-T is on Law and Order? I was leafing through Fuck You Heroes by photographer Glen E. Friedman recently, and I forgot how fly Ice-T was back in the day, not that he's not a badass now or … [Read more...] about I Could Never Work at the Gap
So I'm sitting in my gramma's bathroom this morning thinking about the toilet paper roll debate — how some people prefer their toilet paper hanging down the front, while others prefer the back-side hang. I never had a preference — but this particular white-square length was hanging down the back, draped against the smooth pink tiled wall. And I was thinking that hmm, could that add extra germs to … [Read more...] about Toilet Paper Roll Reflections… And Art?
Seriously, the creepy woman whispering “Shhh” in the trailer — that’s the best part of Shutter Island. But the end even ruined that part because you’re like — this woman’s really crazy, how could they get her in on this whole orchestrated plot? I love you, crazy woman. She should get an Oscar for “Best Featured Performance In a Trailer To Get People To Go See a Lackluster Movie.” … [Read more...] about Shhh…”Shutter Island” Not the Shit
I was almost out of gas, and stuck in this waiting-for-the-millionth-train-to-pass line of cars. Then I spot a gas station. Or was it an auto repair place. Gas station! So I turn left at the light, and am waiting to turn into Ass-Saver Oasis, my car lurking. And I'm trying to nose into a line of cars, that, yes, has the green light, but if I didn't get to that pump, the road would see a higher … [Read more...] about A Note to All Drivers