Culture Social Justice
February 27, 2018

God Is Dead – Now All We Have Is Victimhood Culture (Miriam Wilson) – Part 2

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first portion can be read here. The Nietzschean frame that most easily lends itself as a comparison to contemporary victimhood is that of the Last Man. Appearing in the prologue of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the figure of the Last…

Culture Social Justice
February 19, 2018

God Is Dead – Now All We Have Is Victimhood Culture (Miriam Wilson) – Part 1

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Picture ‘the enemy’ as the man of ressentiment conceives him—and here precisely is his deed, his creation: he has conceived ‘the evil enemy,’ ‘the Evil One,’ and this in fact is his basic concept, from which he then evolves, as an afterthought and pendant,…

Popular Culture
February 6, 2018

Childish Gambino On Blackness (Eric Washington)

Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover is an artist and a philosopher. As a black rapper, Childish Gambino knows how the world perceives young black men: lazy, violent, and stupid. He is known for the breaking of these racist perceptions, and the questioning of society on why these ideas of young black…

Literature
November 17, 2017

Racing For The Prize, Part 2 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the second of a two-part installment.  The first part is linked here. The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. This high/low distinction has haunted thinking about art since the eighteenth century and its spatial language is a reminder of the…

Announcements Conferences Creative Placemaking
November 13, 2017

Last Call For Registrations For Rocky Mountain/Southwest Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

There are only about 75 tickets left for the Rocky Mountain/Southwest Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, April 6 and 7 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Registration is online at https://www.cplsummit.org/southwest. The Rocky Mountain/Southwest summit, sponsored by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and ArtPlace America of the National Endowment for the…

Literature
November 10, 2017

Racing For The Prize, Part 1 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the first of a two-part installment.  The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. Not long ago I was “short listed,” as they say, for a big literary prize. How big is big, you well may ask.  Big enough to…

Art Theory
October 10, 2017

Experiencing The Experience Of Light – Concerning Space Art (Leonardo de Vivo)

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake Since the first visual artistic expressions, light and space have impressed viewers and altered their perception. One can only imagine the astonishment of Earth’s first inhabitants when, by the play of…

Art Theory
August 23, 2017

How To Talk About Art, Part 3 – Interrogating What We See (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the third of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here, the second here. In the past two installments of our “How to Talk About Art” series, we discussed the nature of art and the predominant forms which it takes. This installment tackles the many and…

Arts and Society
July 28, 2017

How To Talk About Art, Part 2 – Types Of Art (Rebekah Gordon)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first installment can be found here. In the first installment of our “How To Talk About Art” series we discussed how to know what qualifies as art and what does not. In this article we will be discussing the primary…