The line and the body

T Clutch Fleischmann
January 23, 2015
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I recently spoke with a friend, a visual artist, about what it means to draw a line—how the inherent arc of the human arm, the joints of shoulder and elbow and wrist, are echoed in the movement of the line,…

Talking PBS NewsHour Live Video Blues

Cody Walker
January 21, 2015
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When President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress in September of 2009, I wrote about it for this blog. The speech has faded, of course, from national memory; only Joe Wilson’s grade-school outburst (“You lie!”) survives. Hoping to catch…

After reading

T Clutch Fleischmann
January 20, 2015
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There is a thing that happens when I first read many of the books that become my favorite books where, on finishing the text, I enter a kind of open space of excitement. It’s a space where I desperately want…

Doubling Down on the Clown (Part One)

Cody Walker
January 18, 2015
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Reading Peter Baker’s piece in today’s New York Times about the two older Bush brothers, I came across these 1988 statements by the youngest brother, Marvin: “Jeb is the serious one. We have always thought that he would have a…

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