I stumbled across Yelena’s work the other day while perusing the internet for some images. Her illustrations immediately caught my eye, as I appreciate art that does not hide the sorrowful moments of life. Yelena appreciates this as well, but her art is also, paradoxically, bright, colorful, and of course extremely beautiful. Take a look. Read More
A few weeks ago, a friend took me out in San Francisco to see some live music in a small venue near the Castro. I’d never heard of any of the bands, but he knew I would enjoy the music because of the soulful, Southern gospel influences he said they had. I was intrigued.
When Noah Gundersen came out with his brother on drums, his sister on the violin, and friend on the cello, an electric current crawled across the room Read More
Inspired by two stories in a collection by Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone is a French film by Jacques Audiard. The film is an emotionally raw love story of animal instincts, second chances, and strength. Audiard delivers a complex portrayal of broken and perhaps healing spirits. Seriously it’s Read More
A little over a year ago I had a dual art show with photographer Foster Huntington for Impossible Polaroid Film in New York City. On opening night I wanted to introduce myself but couldn’t find him. I asked the event staff if he was coming and they replied he was “out on the road somewhere having an adventure’. Foster had ditched his New York design job, bought a WV van, and went Read More