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Impostors

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.

James Brown is Dead

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Michael Dunaway laments the death of rock-n-roll, notifying the next of kin that "James Brown is Dead".

Music Lessons

Issue No. 20 ~ January, 1999

Candace Moonshower reminisces on the travails of being only moderately musical, in "Music Lessons."