.Daedalus Howell

Aug 26, 2020

The End Is Meh

Any other Gen Xers remember, back in the ’80s, when the Gipper was going to push the Button, causing the world to bloom with...
Aug 19, 2020

Popular Box Show Is Back

Any culturenaut worth their liberal arts degree knows that the premiere gallery experience to be had in the wilds of West Marin is at...
Aug 12, 2020

Inauthenticity cure

Some flack from West L.A. beamed me a release for a premium, naturally-alkaline spring water from some Nordic country that hopes to inspire individuals...
Jul 29, 2020

Crazy Artist Types

Artists are better at coping with challenges—because we’re crazy. Last spring, Artnet News published an interesting piece about researchers from the Yale Center for...
Jul 22, 2020

Crisis Is Our Brand

In times of crisis, some Westerners are fond of saying that “crisis,” when written in Chinese, consists of the characters for “danger” and “opportunity.”...
Jul 15, 2020

When should movie theaters reopen?

Netflix fatigue. It’s practically a pandemic itself. The remedy? A shot of real-life cinema—square in the eye—coming soon to a theater near you. Someday....
Jul 8, 2020

Apres Nous

Je dis ça, je dis rien is a French idiom that translates literally as, “I say that, I say nothing.” Its nearest English counterpart...
Jul 2, 2020

Purple Haze

This week marks the 34th anniversary of the theatrical release of the David Bowie star vehicle Labyrinth. How better to commemorate the moment than...