The beauty of Botticelli

April 5, 2024
Sometimes, an artist brings his era alive in such a beautiful and vivid way that you're left wanting more. Such is the case with Botticelli, whose drawings (and some...

What if you lost your life’s work?

September 21, 2020
What if you'd spent 20 years as an artist and writer whose evocative words and accompanying art touched such a chord they brought you an international following? What...

If you’re a creative who isn’t creating….

January 13, 2020
If you feel guilty because you're a writer who isn't writing, an artist who isn't making art--let it go. You are creating the time and space that will spark ideas and...

The sad decline of an icon of our generation

June 21, 2019
It was an evening in 2003 and my BFF, her husband and mine joined me at a local art gallery to see an exhibition by the Boomer-era pop artist, Peter Max, and to meet...

Culture break

March 26, 2016
Wandering around San Francisco's Union Square the other day, these pieces caught my eye. The artist is Fortune Sitole. They're scenes from South Africa. The artist aims...

Weird performance art in San Francisco

February 18, 2015
"There's a guy dressed like an alien playing guitar with a stuffed goat over on the stairs at Union Square, and there's a Rottweiler at the bottom of the stairs who just...

Keith Haring: gone but still with us

January 30, 2015
If you don't know Keith Haring by name you certainly do by his art, which is original and vibrant and super-recognizable. He was an amazing artist who died in 1990 too...

It’s National Masturbation Month

May 7, 2014
Let's pretend he's our age. But if you're younger: In the interests of equal opportunity: or this one I try to acknowledge the month every year. If you'd like...

“Just because you can…”

April 4, 2014
There seems to be a whole lotta pride out there, these days, and I'm all for it. But when the internet allows everyone the opportunity to strut their stuff for all...

Native American stereotypes in ceramic boomboxes?

January 20, 2014
Writers, artists and other creatives seek unique ways of expressing themselves. There's only one Hunter S. Thompson, for example. Only one Shakespeare. Probably.  Only...

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