Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Center Cannot Hold – Flarf in the WSJ

Sharon Mesmer, Flarf, The Wall Street Journal, Page One.

There really isn’t any more that I can say….Poetry makes the big time.

Click through for the evidence.

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St. Lawrence University Commencement Address: Gomes trumps Sotomayor

Peter J. Gomesat SLU 2010At this year’s St. Lawrence University commencement, Reverend Peter Gomes of Harvard University delivered what could be described as the Gettysburg Address of commencement speeches. Almost a prayer for success, his short poetic comments encapsulate the totality of the modern university adventure.

Oh, a Supreme Court Justice spoke as well, but she didn’t have much to say, again.

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The Madness of Art

Even if I didn’t know Jim Kempner, and Dru Arstark, and the rest to the crowd at Jim Kempner’s Fine Art, the opening scene in this mini-comedy of Jim crossing 10th Avenue against an onrush of cabs would still be hilarious. Then comes the reveal, because in the best parts of this show you start seeing situation in the art world that you’ve experienced before, or overheard, or wish you hadn’t overheard. Watch the whole thing, then for god’s sakes go over to Jim’s and buy a piece of art, will ya…

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