Serious

SERIOUS The art of high modernism assumes a tragic worldview: it is serious. Think DJANGO UNCHAINED and, well, any art movie. Any serious film. Any serious writer. Any real novel. Anything worth any attention in the last 100 years. Harold Bloom. I was watching an...

Lean

LEAN I read academic essays for a living. Most of them are really boring, but now and again I learn something interesting, for example like I did the other day: a student wrote about lean production (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_manufacturing) for his business....

Bottled Water

BOTTLED WATER I had–or still have–a best friend who loves Disney and his God very much. After my first year in Madrid, I returned to America to take a writing class in LA. He met me there and we rode over to Disney Land together. A very heterosexual...