Art and Communication

Art and Communication

Over at Return of Kings there’s an outstanding article on why modern art is so uninspiring [http://www.returnofkings.com/103305/why-is-modern-art-so-uninspiring]. It digs into several sources, notably Tom Wolfe: > What I saw before me was the critic-in-chief of The New York Times saying: In looking at a painting today, “to lack a persuasive theory is to lack something crucial.” I read it again. It didn’t say “something helpful” or “enriching” or even “extremely valuable.” No, the word was cruci…

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"No Evidence..." and Other Bullshit

"No Evidence..." and Other Bullshit

First – I was wrong [https://thelastredoubt.com/2016/09/isis-again-coincidentally.html]. I wrote that I “have yet to hear insistence that Islam had nothing to do with it.” – and I hadn’t – but only because I didn’t dig further into the official statements by Cuomo, de Blasio, etc. We’re getting responses like [http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/17/us/nj-explosive-trash-can/]: > Bomb experts will analyze the device and how it was made, according to CNN senior law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes. “It co…

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