Monthly Archives: September 2015

What the F@ck Is It?: Rothko and Abstract Art

I was recently at the Toledo Art Museum with my always willing mother when we encountered this artifact. We stared at it for a few moments–what my mom was thinking I’ll never know–when it struck me. I exclaimed out loud … Continue reading

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Kind of Blue (Music, 1959)

Band: Miles Davis Miles Davis Without a doubt Jazz is America’s best gift to the world as far as music is concerned, with blues a close second. Both came out of the African American community at a time when Jim … Continue reading

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Cancelling my Netflix Subscription and the Futility of Trying to Watch Every Film

So for anyone new to this blog you might have noticed a few movie reviews and an article and might be thinking I’ve kept up this blog regularly. I haven’t. In fact, I’ve written exactly two (maybe three) articles for … Continue reading

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Apologize (music video, 2007)

  Band: One Republic Dir. ? One area of pop art that often goes uncritiqued is the music video, a genre that champions style and eschews narrative. Essentially, it’s video art combined with sound, often having very little in common with … Continue reading

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Falling Down (Film, 1993)

Dir. Joel Schumacher / Wri. Ebbe Roe Smith On its surface, Falling Down is a hard look at two characters dealing with pressures that can only be described as white men problems. It wants to be a serious character study … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Film, 1992)

Dir. Fran Rubel Kuzui / Wri. Joss Whedon Before there was the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there was the eponymous movie. Written by the show’s creator Joss Whedon, the film was a modest hit but received lukewarm reviews, or … Continue reading

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The Work of Werner Pfeiffer

My hometown doesn’t always get a good rap. John Denver once put it succinctly: “There ain’t nothing to do in Toledo on a Saturday night.” Talk about a bummer of a quote. But this isn’t entirely true. Toledo, OH boasts … Continue reading

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