Monthly Archives: August 2014

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu — review by Mark McCawley

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Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu   a review by Mark McCawley     Butterfly in Amber by Kenneth Radu DC Books, April 2014 ISBN: 978-1-927599-24-2 $21.95 CDN | $20.11 US Paperback 5.5 x 8.5, Novel, 200 pp.   “The sole lingering on her tongue, followed by a sip of Sauterne, she let a wisp of doubt pass through her mind again. Without money, would Yves ever have made love to her? At least after the first time a few …

Fuck Art: A conversation with Sally Eckhoff by bart plantenga

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F*ck Art (Let’s Dance): A conversation with Sally Eckhoff   by bart plantenga “I became an artist of lots of different things besides painting: an artist of ordering takeout, dancing all beered up in downtown bars, banging around my own head in the night, walking home without getting mugged, of wanting –  sometimes begging and self-deceiving, too.” • Sally Eckhoff I must say I was worried when I began reading artist-writer-equestrian Sally Eckhoff’s exuberant ode-critique of New York from her …

Life is Now: The Art and Music of Michael Alan by Mark McCawley

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Life is Now: The Art and Music of Michael Alan   by Mark McCawley         “Mostly figurative, and based on the performances, the drawings here suggest an artist enthralled by improvisation. Alan’s thread-like lines are manically impulsive; they barely go an inch without detouring. Short, jagged strokes, tiny loops, and quick arcs make jittery, skeletal outlines of distorted human forms. Hasty daubs of blues and pinks wrap the frames with translucent skin while also conveying the blur …

Cutter Love by Shannon Barber

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Cutter Love by Shannon Barber     Take the blade.   Her voice is smooth almost a monotone and the handle of her blade is cool against my sweating palm.   She watches me — my eyes directed to the left of the thing in my hand. I don’t tremble but my eyes shake.   I am so afraid.   Look at it. She doesn’t speak but I hear the command.