I was bored with the earth
“The piano was always my earth instrument. The guitar was the space vehicle. When I was younger I was bored with the earth and wanted to travel as far out as I could. These days, the earth is more fascinating than ever.” Howe Gelb, notes on The Listener
Only in the world of cartooning could freelance writing be considered a cash...– Ted Rall, in “If Cartoons Are So Big, Why Don’t They Pay?”, by Roy Edroso, Village Voice
Everything's for keeps, nothing's just for...
We move through a course on Dostoevsky or Poe as we move through a mildly good cocktail party, picking up the good bits of food or conversation, bearing with the rest, going home when it comes to seem the reasonable thing to do. Art, at those moments when it feels more like art—when we feel most alive, most alert, most triumphant—is less like a cocktail party thank a tank full of...