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at the movies: mad max: fury road

I confess that I was never a huge fan of Mad Max.  I know I saw the first one ( it had young Mel Gibson and a blue heeler), and I vaguely remember at least bits of the one with Tina … Continue reading

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why my photographs are bad

Want to read a good book about photography?  For free?  On the internet?  At no cost to you?  Then check out Why My Photographs are Bad by Charles M Taylor here on Google Books. This book has the best title … Continue reading

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let’s watch tv: babylon 5

At this festive time of year it’s fair to assume that most of our readers will have a bit more spare time than usual over the next week or two. Furthermore, more than a few of you will get those … Continue reading

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music from the tiny desk

Here in Kekionga we’re big fans of that great gospel flavored rhythm and blues band from Alabama, St.Paul and the Broken Bones.  When they played the Manitou this fall, they pretty much blew the roof of the place.  Took this … Continue reading

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old school photography to blow. your. mind.

No, we’re not talking about film here.  No Instamatics or Polaroids,  not even a box Brownie.  No, we’re talking daguerreotypes, a marvelously complex system for making a photographic positive on a mirror polished metal plate. The year is 1848.  The … Continue reading

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calamityware: blue willow has never looked so good

Don Moyers is an artist working in an esoteric but delightful medium found somewhere where comics meets ceramics.  Or where cheesy science fiction/pop culture tropes meet traditional Chinese export art, if you are thinking thematically.  Whatever it is, his “Calamityware”  … Continue reading

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moleskine #2 is closed — the changing of the notebook guard

It’s one of those small but dramatic events in the life of a natural media writer or artist– the end of one notebook and the beginning of another. Since high school I’d tried periodically to keep a proper notebook, and … Continue reading

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making a spectacle of work avoidance

The “Little Maudie” pages of Sluddle are proving to be far more difficult to lay out than I expected– I had proper little scribble breakdowns, I promise you that, but they are now in the recycler because they did not … Continue reading

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storyteller’s delight (but beware)

Just a link today but it’s pretty nearly the best link ever (!) for anyone who is interested in storytelling.  If you write stories, or if you enjoy reading/watching/looking at  stories written by others, visit the Periodic Table of Storytelling, … Continue reading

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media discovery of 2013: welcome to night vale

“A friendly desert community, where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.  Welcome to Night Vale.” If you hear these words being read aloud in your head in … Continue reading

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