Do you remember the old spice commercials and their parodies (including that great library one by the Old Spice Guy himself) I posted a while back? well, whether you do or you don’t, this is Grover (and Sesame Street) parodying the old spice guy. It is hilarious….and shows, yet again, that the true wonder of […]
Transpositions Tuesday: Where I talk about reviewing bad books, defending Simon Cowell’s right to be forthright, and why it matters to tell the truth when art is bad. Keepin’ it real; or What Simon Cowell has to do with being a Christian critic « Transpositions Earlier this week I found out that Simon Cowell is […]
Sometimes in creating a parody, the work created can in some ways exceed the ubiquitous original. That the simulcra is in turn a unique expression of an artist’s creative intent. That was an incredibly theoretical way of saying that this You-tube sensation from Welsh Director MJ Delaney taking Jay-Z and Alicia’s Empire State of Mind […]
William Morris would be so proud. Aesthetically pleasing and functional! USB drives as object d’art. __________________Images: via Design SpongeAnna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, University of St Andrews. When she’s not writing her doctoral thesis, or here, Anna also writes over […]
Today I want to share an interview with Mark Henrie on film director Whit Stillman’s approach to comedy and the overcoming of irony. Mark C. Henrie is Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He is the editor of the Intercollegiate Review and executive editor of Modern Age and the Political […]
Wizards. World Cup. Gandalf. Hobbits. Vuvuzela music. need i say more… Titled: Gandalf goes to the World Cup!
Aren’t these pretty? Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed these book covers for Penguin Classics! Coralie describes these books: “All the books in this series have patterns that adhere to a strict grid…we set up mood boards of visual ideas – textures, ornaments, objects, colours, all inspired by themes from the stories or by the period, or […]
Today I want to share an interview with Thomas de Zengotita on postmodern individualism and “reality” TV in Volume 78 of Mars Hill Audio Journal. Thomas de Zengotita is an author and contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine. He holds an anthropology Ph.D from Columbia University and teaches at the Dalton School and New York University. […]