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Sitting Danny Rolling

Issue No. 56 ~ January, 2002

I hung in the folds, too new to the area to chance grazing the fields alone. This was home of the Grand Poobah of the nation’s largest chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. This was gator country.


Issue No. 54 ~ November, 2001

The art is in the execution. Three or four players are optimal, but in a pinch, two are sufficient to perpetrate the game. The key here, as in so many things, is to play swiftly and assuredly, for expertise is its own enchantment and disguise. …

The Art of Windows

Issue No. 50 ~ July, 2001

My mother, a painter, once sketched me an eight-pane window looking out on a garden. Just above her signature, she inscribed a dedication along with a tag-line: “We get to do the windows.” The sketch, which hung on my bedroom wall beside my actual window …

But Is It Art?

Issue No. 27 ~ August, 1999

Art is a funny thing. One man's trash is another man's treasure, one man's Philip Glass is another man's clanging cymbal, and one man's bold new post-structuralist statement is another man's chicken scratch on a canvas.

Dangerous Theater

Issue No. 26 ~ July, 1999

Richard Weems explores the unconventional art that challenges our very assumptions of performance and our part in it - even as spectator.

Immovable Object My Eye

Issue No. 25 ~ June, 1999

Part II of "My 5 Favorite Punk Things," Cloninger reveals the inner Punk workings of Cool Hand Luke, Bartleby the Scrivener and Vanishing Point.