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Artists: We’d Better Have a Message Worth Speaking Up For

As artists, what we say matters. So we’d better have a message that’s meaningful enough to speak up for. This past weekend I went to a play in a reputable urban theater. The local paper had called it “provocative”—supposedly a story about technology and ethics and our humanity. Generally, I don’t like technology-themed plays: they […]


No Sure-Fire Recipe for Art

The other day I was cooking some stuff from the cookbook The Jewish Gourmet, and a few things from old Sunset Magazines. I rarely ever follow recipes, since they tend to disappoint me (unless I’m up for Julia, who is an absolute chemist, and will never steer me wrong.) But every once in a while […]