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Wednesday, September 11 2013

No More Mirrors: Reflecting the Reality of Unreal Lives

The oddest detail in a game world that concerns itself with including shampoo bottles, cereal boxes, and VHS tapes is the fact that the house that you occupy in Gone Home is missing one item so common to human experience and so common to domestic spaces. This is a home that contains no mirrors.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

A Cleaner, More Hygienic Apocalypse

While one would hope that humanity would aspire to a cleaner, post-apocalyptic condition, for the sake of art I guess I have to settle for dirty toilets and filth encrusted walls.


Tuesday, September 27 2011

The ‘Ruins’ at the ‘End of the World’: Atmospheric Ambience and Dream Space

Ruins exudes a sense not just of a mystical dream setting but also a private one.


Friday, July 1 2011

Art and the American Evolution: The Arts of the Americas Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

In America, art tells the story of an early predominance of classical European ideals, the emergence of a national identity amidst civil war, and the melting-pot existentialism that dominated a media-obsessed 20th century.


Sunday, July 25 2010

Almost Lifelike: Drawing Out Reality in Comics Art

While leaving out details that we often associate with 'reality', the drawings of comics artists will often evoke a sense of place more effectively than the photos from which those images may be drawn.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Stephin Merritt Won’t Be Making Reggaeton Records Any Time Soon

No, he may never make a reggaeton record, but that’s because the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is too busy soldiering on down his own path, as illustrated in this chat with PopMatters.


Tuesday, January 20 2009

Linden Frederick and the Magic of Realism

There is a love in Linden Frederick's paintings – a love for, in the broadest sense, civilization and, in the narrowest sense, for the virtues of merely hanging in there.


Tuesday, October 31 2006

Steril: Realism

Apparently, the folks in Steril would prefer to forget their last couple albums ever existed.


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