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  • Review: 'My Life and My Life in the Nineties' by Lyn Hejinian

    Review: 'My Life and My Life in the Nineties' by Lyn Hejinian
    There's that John Cage quote people trot out when you call a piece of art boring — “In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it's not boring at all but very interesting.” The thing no one ever points out about this is that it's not true. I had a temp job, moons and moons ago, in data entry at a giant law firm. Cage's aphorism should hang on the particleboard of corporate drudge mines everywhere, right next to Arbeit macht frei.
  • Festival of the Arts Boca takes a youthful turn

    Festival of the Arts Boca takes a youthful turn
    As a violinist who calls himself the "Viagra of classical music" and "Edward Violinhands," the South Korean virtuoso Amadeus Leopold is every bit as humble as his onstage performance is subtle. Which is to say, not at all. When Leopold comes bounding...

    Jennifer Mills: Art to laugh with (not at)

    Jennifer Mills: Art to laugh with (not at)
    The art world takes itself very seriously. Make that very, very seriously. What little laughter can be heard between the white walls of the museum typically comes at the expense of art by people who don't understand it. Far rarer are chuckles that erupt...

    Music review: John Cage in a motel room as part of PST

    Music review: John Cage in a motel room as part of PST

    Book Review: 'The Art of Cruelty'

    Book Review: 'The Art of Cruelty'
    The Art of Cruelty A Reckoning Maggie Nelson W.W. Norton: 304 pp., $24.95 From a movie billboard in her Los Angeles neighborhood to the Italian Futurists, Maggie Nelson swings her lively gaze across a century's worth of art and culture in "The Art...