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Lost in the Cosmos

Lost in the Cosmos

Seems like a good time to consider Lost in the Cosmos (subtitled the “Last Self-Help Book”) by Walker Percy. An ex introduced me to this work, and I’m glad he did, though I was never quite sure why he thought I needed a self-help book. It’s hard to describe (read the Amazon reviews), but this […]

My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable:  the book!

My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable: the book!

Since seeing David Rees’s presentation at the 2003 Philadelphia 215 Festival, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable. Get Your War On gets all the press, but the Filing Technique strips are near and dear to my cubicle-hardened heart. After all, who hasn’t been shut down by The Man […]

Boss-across-the-hall update

Boss-across-the-hall update

He just got a polyphonic Hey Ya ringtone. I look forward to hearing it 50 times a day.

Arts Pick: unstable utopia

Arts Pick: unstable utopia

Today’s pick is another piece by a popular Philadelphia artist. In many respects, it is similar to her last installation, reviewed here. Note the similarities–especially the limited palette and unstable medium. However, the new work is bolder and more innovative, perhaps even groundbreaking. The canvas has been cleverly placed in a high traffic area, and […]

South Philly

South Philly

Bizarre sandwiches aside, Sunday was a perfect day to explore the city–sunny and unseasonably warm. During a late afternoon stop at the South Philly Tap Room, where Lenny Kravitz and Frank Sinatra were in heavy jukebox rotation, I saw another slice of South Philly. Beethoven’s Fur Elise began playing, which didn’t seem unusual since it’s […]