Tag: Arts
November 13th, 2011

Long live good design! says our blogger Jeremy Freed, in checking out the graphic design of past years. Have a look-see yourself.

Airdate: November 18, 2011

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, whose latest book is Van Gogh: The Life, explain why it was worth a decade of their lives to put together the artist’s biography.

October 25th, 2011

As discussed recently on In Search of the Cool, I quite enjoy art books. Also, photography. Of the latter, my favorite artists tend to be those who photograph humans and human environments without gloss, in all their imperfect perfection, using light and composition to create beautiful portraits of things and moments that might otherwise go [...]

haunted air
October 23rd, 2011

In his quest to seek out the cool stuff, our blogger Jeremy Freed discovers a book of vintage photos, which provides a unique visual of Halloweens of the past and has an interesting connection to a British musician.

September 20th, 2011

Despite the fact that they’re expensive, heavy and utterly impractical, I have a thing for art books (or coffee table books, as they’re often called) and have a fairly good — and rapidly growing collection of them. I’m not looking forward to moving with them, but I’ll deal with that when I have to (and [...]

June 19th, 2011

A quick primer in memory: “The Cosby Sweater, a brightly-colored, boldly patterned knit top favored by Bill Cosby on his classic TV show.” As the saying goes, “If you don’t know, now you know…” I bring it up because of a fabulous blog I’ve recently discovered called “The Cosby Sweater Project,” which has taken up [...]

Headshot and poster by Diana Toshiko.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 29th, 2010

My earliest memories of even thinking I might be depressed were met with warnings by my mother that if I ever dare seek professional help for depression, even as a kid, my employers would one day find out and fire me. It did bother me that being depressed-but-employed versus happy-and-unemployed was the better of the [...]

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