Under Currents

Fight the Jingoistocracy!

Thursday, February 17, 2005

MOCA Review

Newest article. I don't have any being published for awhile, so that will force me to actually write a real entry. I promise.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Al Hirschfeld

New article in the DT on an Al Hirschfeld exhibit. I feel like all of my posts recently have just been links, so I'm going to try to change that in the next couple of days. I promise. Or I'll start adding in some more amusing links. Whichever.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


Here is the article I was bitching about yesterday. Enjoy. And for those viewers only coming here to see the rest of the Wil Wheaton article--yeah, yeah, I know I'm dropping the ball. If not by next weekend (3 day) then you have the authority to smack me a good one.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Virginia, Bastion of Open-minded Cosmopolitania

Virginia seems like a wonderful, open-minded place, doesn't it? I mean, I thought the near-violent uproar over the Janet Jackson incident was ridiculous. But this? What I think is amusing about this "law" (I can't give it enough respect to write it without quotation marks) is that if the same person were walking down the street in a Speedo bathing suit, there would be no fine and no problem. But wearing those pants just low enough to see some polka-dot boxers...FINED!!! I'd wonder how long before this gets ruled unconstitutional or otherwise thrown out, but I'd assume that something this ridiculous would not be given time by any judge of authority.

On a separate note, I have 2 articles that are supposedly being printed at some point. I'm actually kind of pissed at one of my editors right now because she gave me a deadline for Sunday morning so that it could be in the Monday edition. Oh, wait, nevermind. It'll just be printed whenever. Which is good, because the article is a preview for a theater show that is only being performed this weekend. So, I mean, why doesn't she just postpone it until next week and make it completely irrelevant? Ugh.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

New Article

New article published today in the DT. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Iraq Elections a "Resounding Success"...?

Excuse me? A resounding success? A reported 25 people killed? More than 70 others wounded? A reported 16 violent attacks against either voters or voting locations?

According to the BBC in the Fallouja/Sunni Triangle region many of the voting booths never even opened and very few voters even showed up. Sounds like a resounding victory for democracy, right?

I mean, seriously, would we be saying that we had a "democratic" election if there were nearly 100 casualties of attacks and an entire region of the country, let us say the Southeast, did not open their polls because of the threat of attack? The answer is a "Resounding" Hell no!

I will admit that the elections went much better than they could have gone, but to call this a "resounding success" is another attempt to refer to a bad situation in glowing terms, as if changing the name will change what is going on. "A rose by any other name would smell so sweet?" Yes, but also a piece of shit by any other name would smell so rank.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Quickie Link

Interesting article on blogging by Jack Shafer of Slate.com.

Ideally my next installment (I assume it will be the only other) of the Wheaton interview (will be more interesting, I promise...) will be posted by the end of the weekend.

Going to the Pacific Design Center to cover my second story tomorrow. It should be published sometime over the next week, so I'll have that link up as it happens...