Episode 540: Mark Braude!
Episode 540 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing). __________ This week, I talk with historian and biographer Mark Braude about artist, model, and cabaret singer Kiki Man Ray and the art life in… Continue reading
Buzzed Books #95: The Art of Soul, The Art of Raya and the Last Dragon, and The Art of Luca
Buzzed Books #95 by John King The Art of Soul, The Art of Raya and the Last Dragon, and The Art of Luca As a lifelong fan of Disney films, there’s not much nostalgia in my obsession. I have never found ways to make Condorman, The Fox and the Hound, or Herbie Does a Thing… Continue reading
Episode 421: Didier Ghez!
Episode 421 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on Apple podcasts, stitcher, spotify, or click here to stream (right click to download, if that’s your thing). This week I talk with Disney historian Didier Ghez about the joys of research and forging one’s own path as a historian. TEXTS DISCUSSED… Continue reading
Episode 326: Patrick Greene!
Episode 326 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I talk with the Orlando legend, Patrick Greene, about the power of being an autodidact, the importance of curiosity outside of one’s area of expertise, and the struggles of trying to… Continue reading
Loading the Canon #23: The Powers That Be
Loading the Canon #23 by Helena-Anne Hittel The Powers That Be Iconoclastic Chinese artist Ai Weiwei just can’t seem to catch a break this year. Back in February, Miami artist Maximo Caminero smashed one of the vases in Weiwei’s “According to What?” installation at the Perez Art Museum in protest of the lack of local… Continue reading
Loading the Canon #22: That’s Not What You Think That Is
Loading the Canon #22 by Helena-Anne Hittel That’s Not What You Think That Is Here’s a photograph of a work titled Princess X (1915-16). I want you to take a good, long look at it. Ready? Go. Yeah. It’s okay to feel what you’re feeling. “Helena-Anne. That’s a penis. Why am I looking at a giant penis?”… Continue reading
Loading the Canon #21: Unique Forms of Continuity in Plumbing
Loading the Canon #21 by Helena-Anne Hittel Unique Forms of Continuity in Plumbing I know I’ve said many times before that, of all artistic movements, there’s very little love in my heart for Dadaism. Loading the Canon #4’s Marcel Dzama made me hopeful, I’ll admit. I was hopeful, really. I was actually kinda happy! That… Continue reading
Loading the Canon # 19: The Appeal of De Stijl
Loading the Canon #19 by Helena-Anne Hittel The Appeal of De Stijl 20th Century Art History was probably one of my most favorite courses my last semester at UCF. I have quite the soft spot for modern art–modern, in the art world, described as anything from roughly the late 19th century to the late 20th… Continue reading
Loading the Canon #18: Iconoclasm
Loading the Canon #18 by Helena-Anne Hittel Iconoclasm On February 17, Maximo Caminero walked into the Perez Art Museum in Miami, which was currently housing an exhibit of the work of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, according to The Times. Caminero picked up one of sixteen colored vases (from the work “Colored Vases,” dated 2006-2012) and… Continue reading
Loading the Canon #17: St. Basil’s Cathedral
Loading the Canon #17 by Helena-Anne Hittel St. Basil’s Cathedral I’m a huge Olympics fan. I wait as patiently as I possibly can to hear that opening theme and see the athletes of the world push themselves to the breaking point-some, unfortunately, literally do just that. This year, the Olympics call their stage Sochi, Russia.… Continue reading
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