Rude Boy

Rude Boy

  “If somebody holds two doors for you in a row, do you thank him/her twice? (Up to you.) How do you handle a foil-clad baked potato? (Peel the foil off, but don’t crumple it FULL STORY

I’m lazy and I don’t like work.

I'm lazy and I don't like work.

BD-3000 Luxury Droid: Maid of Metal “Nicknamed ‘Betty Droids,’ these graceful, gleaming mechanicals come in a number of bright colors. They serve wealthy owners as secretaries, butlers, and attendants on worlds such as Coruscant. Most FULL STORY

lows and highs

lows and highs

  “An even tougher example comes out of artist Sherrie Levine’s practice of photographing works by other artists and displaying the simulacrum as her own. Her point is to explore the status of artworks today FULL STORY

Ballet Hangs On

Ballet Hangs On

“Ballet’s relationship to time— the fact that the repertory, unanchored by text, is always vanishing, just as the dance image on the stage is always vanishing—forms a large part of the vividness and poignance of FULL STORY

Amour Propre

Amour Propre

‘We may reduce almost all the moral instruction which has been or can be given to children to the following formula. “You must not do that.” “Why not?” “Because it’s naughty.” “What does naughty mean?” FULL STORY

lost and dreaming

lost and dreaming

“I stop in front of the bus station, look in on the waiting people, and think about all the places they are going. But I know they can’t run away from it or drink their FULL STORY

Behind the Stove

Behind the Stove

A good rabbi named Eisik of Cracow had a dream. Three times he had it. The dream said: “Go to Prague, to the great bridge, and if you dig there you will find a buried FULL STORY

Beer Battered Fries

Beer Battered Fries

  “I was employed as a house painter to do faux-painting in Mel Gibson’s home . . . I believe it was Braveheart that was making Mel Gibson a ton of money at that time, FULL STORY