Category: Crit

Examination, analysis, appreciation.

A Complex Whiteness

YOU MIGHT THINK WHITE FLAGS mean “Surrender,” but if you’re talking about Aaron Fein‘s “White Flags” art piece — all the world’s flags rendered full-size in white cloth and embroidery — you’d better not say so in a public forum,…

Aside

“THIS MAY OR MAY NOT be a good time to start things, but it’s a great time to continue ’em.”

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“BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP IS one thing. Testing it is something else.”

Touching With Words

THE FIRST TIME I DISCOVERED that my words had an effect on other people was when something I wrote made other people cry. The people were my fellow high-school English students, and the topic was a personal essay we’d been…

“Starbase 33 Minyan”

According to the Official Couch Potato Handbook, each official Couch Potato Viewing Lodge must have its own name. Ours is the “Starbase 33 Minyan,” mostly due to a love of science fiction in general (and Star Trek in particular). The…