Monthly Archives: April 2010

We Are Well and Truly Hung

Victoria High Key 22 Just a brief note that we’ve hung the 100+ photos at “The Nude in Minnesota III.” If I had to bet, Lars Michael will be this year’s star. Friend Dave agrees with me. ———————— Ah, beautiful … Continue reading

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Big, Bad, Nasty "Nude" Word

Triple Threat 1 [Next few days’ postings may be abbreviated, since I’ll be engaged in final preparations for and then attendance at “The Nude in Minnesota III,” Gallery 332, Northrup-King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, in Minneapolis. Opening at 7 … Continue reading

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And People Wonder Why ….

Danielle in Monochrome 17 Here’s the sequence: Cows get loose on campus. Ag school people chase the cows. Campus newspaper photographer photographs the cows and those who are chasing them. Ag school person says, “Don’t photograph.” Photographer says call the … Continue reading

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Dueling Idiots: Comedy Central and Minnesota Republicans

Meg – Contrast & Distortion Two Op-Ed pieces recently, worthy of note for different reasons. First, from The NY Times, commentary by Ross Douthat taking Comedy Central and others to task for knuckling under to Islamic threats of violence for … Continue reading

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Trying Something New

Meg’s Breasts 1 I’ve debated (with myself, mostly) for some time what steps might be taken to jump-start print sales. Alternatively, I’ve wondered whether friend Dave‘s approach is not more valid: to limit prints to editions of one, two or … Continue reading

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History of The Pill

Donna 7-7 This year is the fiftieth anniversary of introduction of The Pill. Time magazine has recognized the anniversary by a special article, which is well worth reading, not only for the history it provides, but as well for the … Continue reading

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Incipient Inconsistencies and Unintended Consequences

Meg – Impromptu Saturday A tendency developing across the country is fodder for either truth and justice or more police obfuscation, depending upon circumstances and your point of view. I’m speaking of the spread of police car dashboard videocams and … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Islam At It Again

Brandi 1-25 I simply do not understand the mental gymnastics required to get from there to here. “There” is Islam as a constructive religion. “Here” is the statement recently issued by an American Islamic group that says (without threatening, they … Continue reading

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Emotional and Medical Costs of Gay Marriage Bans

Donna 2-11 I occasionally think of my daughter and her partner, and all the legal thickets they must negotiate to create a semblance of the normalcy we hetero, married couples take for granted. Some, of course, are impossible, like joint … Continue reading

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Blood, Gore, Decapitation, Sex, Nudity — It’s Opera!

Meg Darkly Aficionados will recognize the opera I refer to: Richard Strauss’s Salome. It was performed by the Minnesota Opera last night. Mixed emotions. This opera takes much more talent to pull off than might appear at first necessary. It’s … Continue reading

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