“Nietzsche and the Horse” (A Painting)

"Nietzsche and the Horse" by Eric Drass, used with permission

Eric Drass’s paintings highlight philosophers and scientists with animals, the brutality of the corporate world, and the macabre in morality. [Read more...]

Frank Oz’s Eulogy To Jim Henson

We lost one of the greatest creative geniuses in American history 23 years ago today. Here was the great Frank Oz’s moving and fittingly quirky memorialization of his friend and collaborator. Last year I wrote a post on how much Kermit means to me and why. Here’s part 1 of a wonderful documentary that covers [Read More...]

Leave Quentin Tarantino Alone

How’s this for an idea: let’s let the filmmakers be filmmakers and consult psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, neuroscientists, policy analysts, philosophers, and, well, just about ANYONE ELSE more qualified to answer about the connections between fantasy violence and real violence. [Read more...]

The World of Jim Henson

It was so tragic that we lost such a genius and delightful human being so young. But it was our bittersweet luck that before he died he created so much, so tirelessly, with seemingly every minute he had alive, and therefore left us such a rich legacy nonetheless. In honor of his birthday, here is the first part of a wonderful documentary on his career.
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Fifty Shades of Grey Related to the Ethics of Romanticizing Abusiveness for the Sake of Fantasy

According to Laci Green, the book Fifty Shades of Grey celebrates an abusive relationship rather than healthy BDSM practices. This raises many questions for me about the ethics of art that eroticizes literal abusiveness. Is it bad in itself to enjoy the idea of abusiveness? Is it bad only if it creates, contributes to, or reinforces unhealthy attitudes, whether in oneself or in one’s broader culture? Can we indulge our dark sides at all morally through roleplaying? Can we indulge them even more in art than even through roleplaying? I have lots of questions. I need Your Thoughts. [Read more...]

Muppets Depicting Classic Stories

In recent years there have been beautiful looking graphic novels which give classic stories a muppet twist. Below is some of the gorgeous work of artist David Petersen related to these projects. See here for many more of his prints (both muppet and otherwise). Many thanks to Andrew Tripp for the heads up. [Read more...]

Crazy Food Art

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Painting With No Arms

Iranian painter Zohreh Etezad paints and weaves with her feet: To watch a similarly amazing woman fly a plane with her feet, click here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Isn't She Adorable?

Her name is Bramble: (Image ©2012 ~missmonster. Reprinted with permission.) Miss Monster sells her here, and describes her thusly: This is my friend Bramble. She’s a little monster but is super sweet and curious. Bramble loves Altoids and coffee. This doll is one of a kind and handmade. Her face/claws/horns are cast in plastic, hand painted and [Read More...]


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