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"It'll be the train, Walter, just the way you want it. Straight down the line."

- dave 12-10-2005 11:00 pm [link] [1 comment]

the ny times jumps the blog.

- dave 12-10-2005 10:48 pm [link] [add a comment]

go see
- steve 12-04-2005 6:07 am [link] [1 comment]

aeon flux

rebloged
- bill 12-01-2005 10:45 pm [link] [3 comments]

There have been many paintings since, plus a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2002, Leslie released The Cedar Bar, an orgy of appropriated film footage—Hollywood musicals, Holocaust documentaries, hardcore porn—combined with voice-overs from his reconstructed 1952 play about the legendary artists' watering hole and the eternal war between creators and critics. (The original manuscript went up in smoke in '66.) A sinister cabaret clown opens the show by gibbering, "Artists are a vulgar and stupid lot," followed by such stalwarts as de Kooning waxing insightfully on the meanings of art. Jackson Pollock's shade is summoned through an old Twilight Zone episode about a 19th-century cattle rustler transported to '50s New York—he can't cope, and you just know it's gonna come to a bad end.

- bill 11-20-2005 11:50 am [link] [add a comment]