Who in the world is Tadanori Yokoo? An art historian and longtime fan tries to pin down the elusive magic of Japan's greatest poster artist.
, the new CGI-animated feature from Universal, took in over 60 million dollars at the box office on its opening weekend. The New York Times
reporter A.O. Scott panned it. But that's not why you should see it: you should see it because it is, in just about every way, brilliant.
Harvey Pekar was a one-of-a-kind individual. He embraced the ordinary and made it extraordinary with his brilliant, insightful stories about day-to-day life. I have no doubt that people will be reading and learning from his clever observations on the daily grind for many decades, if not centuries. He was an artistic trendsetter who has been studied and copied by many who have made more from his influence than he ever did from his own work. I cannot believe he is gone.
Shortly after the collapse of the twin towers in 2001, I came across an enterprising individual, Billy McKinney, pitching for 21st century alms in Columbus Circle in New York City. He had taken a piece of cardboard, and rather than plead his dire condition, came up with a different approach to getting by.
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POEM OF THE WEEK
Negligent Worldicide, a poem by Chase Twichell.