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Dexter: Pathos & Ethos of the Super Hero – Part 1Elliottdexter_header

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:54:04 +0000

Not long ago, while winding down a day with an episode of Dexter, my betrothed turned to me and asked if I thought that Dexter’s actions are acceptable.  Vis-à-vis, is the killing of one murderer by another murderer a morally just outcome? At first my thinking in the discussion that followed revolved around the real […]

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Baumgartner’s “1 Sekunde” at Vanderbilt Fine ArtsElliottChristiane Baumgartner - 1 Sekunde (#2 of 25 prints), 2004

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:53:10 +0000

On a recent trip to Nashville, TN I had the opportunity to catch the Wide Angle: Photography and Its Influence on Contemporary Art exhibition at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery (January 13–February 27, 2011). While I was particularly, and pleasantly, surprised to see one of Gerhard Richter’s photo-lithographs included in this exhibition (which contained […]

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Thanks, GeorgeElliott1937-2008

Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:08:38 +0000

I’m going to miss George Carlin. Not as though I knew the man; I never even saw him live. A good friend introduced me to him fairly late in his career, which for me opened up an archive of commentary that had permeated my adult life, most of which I’d consider to be his best […]

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“Kill all your little darlings”Elliott

Sun, 25 Mar 2007 23:50:31 +0000

When William Faulkner said this, he wasn’t so much speaking of infanticide so much as striking out that one line or sentence that’s so well crafted that it stands out from the rest of the paragraph, which in turn destroys the paragraph. It can be extremely difficult to do, even being aware of it, because […]

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Journey, Not DestinationElliott

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 18:35:04 +0000

I’m from the school of thought where one’s art is better informed and developed by sources outside of art, even as I attempt to tune out most news stories that while interesting, don’t really add to my knowledge of the world–at least in a practical sense. Consequently, I find myself constantly searching for new things: […]

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