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AUG
29
art:DBF With BurnAway: In Conversation with Lilly Lampe
Posted August 29th, 2014 @ 5:32 pm EST

Tomorrow, at the Decatur Book Festival, I'll be in conversation with art critic Lilly Lampe at the BurnAway tent (booth 326/327). As part of art:DBF and BurnAway's annual print publication, we'll discuss art writing and art criticism as a part of the onli...   »


AUG
08
Gratitude Road
Posted August 8th, 2014 @ 2:15 pm EST

Under/Over/On has reached capacity for its debut in Atlanta at the High Museum on Saturday, 8/23. The community's response to us has been unexpected and wide-reaching, and we are as humbled by your hospitality as we are galvanized by it. Batdorf &...   »


JUL
30
The Soft Launch of Storybuilding & Under/Over/On
Posted July 30th, 2014 @ 3:55 pm EST

As many of you know, I've been at work on an online presence for my privately taught creative writing classes. I've named the overarching company Storybuilding, and I've created its parent website. It's in beta! I'd love for you to take a look at it: www....   »


JUL
18
Edith Wharton on Rossetti's House of Life
Posted July 18th, 2014 @ 12:36 pm EST

An apt description of Rossetti's sonnet sequence came in 1920s from Edith Wharton in The Age of Innocence:"That evening he [Newland Archer] unpacked his books from London. The box was full of things he had been waiting for impatiently; a new volume of Her...   »


FEB
20
#AWP2014
Posted February 20th, 2014 @ 12:42 pm EST

I am headed to the AWP Conference next week in Seattle. I've never attended, though I'm thrilled to have finally worked the dates into my schedule. I think Gary Snyder and Gretel Ehrlich are at the top of my list for must-attend events. I will also be sit...   »


JAN
30
Syzygy and Rauschenberg as Syntax
Posted January 30th, 2014 @ 8:19 pm EST

Yesterday a new client played a jazz song for me called Syzygy with a pianist named Kirkland who he admired. He was trying to communicate the kind of jagged, improvised sentences he likes to write. Short. Long. Short. Duhduh. Boom. It was awesome. The mom...   »


JAN
23
Rossetti's Prized Blake Manuscript
Posted January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:49 pm EST

I saw Maria Popova's piece on Blake's gorgeous illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy, and it prompted me to troll the internet for a digitized version of Blake's notebook that Rossetti bought for 10 shillings in 1847. Rossetti adored it, and it led him i...   »


NOV
26
FREE ADVICE: An Open Letter to Newbies, Rookies, and Students
Posted November 26th, 2013 @ 8:35 pm EST

I'm teaching Art of the Story again in the spring through Emory Continuing Education. A curious student reached out to me in an email to ask for advice to get started in writing in the meantime. I get this question a lot, and I thought I would post my res...   »


NOV
23
Rossetti Sets Record at Auction
Posted November 23rd, 2013 @ 6:06 pm EST

This came over the transom a few days ago. Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Proserpine went for 3,274,500 ($5,274,892 USD) at a Sotheby's auction in London this past week, which set a record for the artist. Grant Ford, the head of the house's British & Irish...   »


SEP
19
Another Rossetti Discovered
Posted September 19th, 2013 @ 3:44 pm EST

I don't know why I'm surprised. But it's thrilling every time. Rossetti's undocumented images seem to emerge every few months. This sketch of Alexa Wilding, one of his less interesting models, was found on the back stairs of a country house. Image: Photo...   »


APR
10
Rossetti Portrait of Jane Morris Discovered
Posted April 10th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm EST

Rossetti's previously unknown "Salutation of Beatrice" will go up for auction in May. The Telegraph reports:"The highest price for Rossetti is the 2.6 million paid by Australian collector, John Schaeffer, in 2000 for a pastel drawing of Jane Morris entitl...   »


MAR
30
SUBSCRIBE Now Added
Posted March 30th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm EST

Look left, over yonder. My excellent web designer has added a new feature to the site so that you can subscribe to my blog and soon-to-be-developed newsletter chock full of reading recommendations, SM news, and timely events of which I may or may not be a...   »


FEB
20
Could there be a Pre-Raphaelite Pop Culture Renaissance Afoot?
Posted February 20th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm EST

Dinah Roe, author of The Rossetti's in Wonderland, suggests the "proliferation of articles on the Pre-Raphaelites is an indication of the growing excitement around the 2012 Tate Britain Exhibition, but whatever the reason, its hard not to notice the sudde...   »


FEB
10
Desiderium
Posted February 10th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm EST

desiderium, n. An ardent desire or wish; a longing, properly for a thing once possessed and now missed; a sense of loss. (Etymology:  Latin = longing, sense of want, desire, < stem of dēsīderāre)In the most recent issue of The New Y...   »


DEC
13
Ford Madox Brown Seraphs Recovered
Posted December 13th, 2011 @ 4:55 pm EST

I know this is old news (AUGUST!), but I'm still thinking about the small item. The painting, "The Seraph's Watch," by Ford Madox Brown which was believed to be lost, went on display for the first time in 115 years this past September at t...   »


NOV
21
Who Is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson?
Posted November 21st, 2011 @ 2:57 pm EST

He is Lewis Carroll of Alice In Wonderland. And he was one of Rossetti's cohort. And the Tate Liverpool has an exhibit on right now dedicated to "[exploring] the influence of Lewis Carroll's timeless novels on the visual arts, from its publication ov...   »


NOV
20
A New Exhibit? A New Exhibit!
Posted November 20th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm EST

I've been in the process of planning a trip to London next spring (granted one needs funds for something like this). BUT: the Tate is opening new exhibit next September that relates directly to my book's thesis: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. The...   »


JUL
10
Rossetti as Obsessive Collector
Posted July 10th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm EST

In The Observer's review of Jacqueline Yallop's Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World, I was delighted that the writer highlighted Rossetti's compulsive hoarding tendencies for bric-a-brac as well as for exotic menagerie a...   »


JUN
11
Christie's Sells a Rossetti Study of Janie
Posted June 11th, 2011 @ 7:09 pm EST

Christie's has priced this 9.75 x 8.5 inch pencil drawing of Jane Morris at about $64,000 to $97,000 USD. Lachesis: Study of Jane Morris seated in a chair sewing shows care in shading that isn't typical of Rossetti (he didn't have a lot of patience when i...   »


JUN
01
New Wallpaper for this Blog
Posted June 1st, 2011 @ 2:51 pm EST

If 6/1 is the new 1/1, I'm revamping my landing page. During my rainy mid-year eval, I heretofore resolve to bump up my poorly-updated blog to a regularly-refreshed one. Low expectations are key to blogging - the quick turnover rate does not come naturall...   »


DEC
08
Interviewed by Jian Ghomeshi on CBC's Q
Posted December 8th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm EST

Thanksgiving morning wake-up call with Jian Ghomeshi. Click on the November 25th podcast. I'm in the first 20 minutes, discussing my latest piece in New York....   »


NOV
12
Wet Ink: James Frey's Fiction Factory
Posted November 12th, 2010 @ 1:27 pm EST

The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.  Will be on stands on Monday morning.  Photo-illustration: Gluekit(Photo: Christop...   »


JUN
08
Canada Confidential
Posted June 8th, 2010 @ 9:03 am EST

Its official: Our neighbor to the north has never been more deserving of the worlds attention. T+L brings you the lowdown on four urban hot spots, from Montreal and Quebec City to Toronto and Vancouver....   »


JAN
07
Obsessed: Bruce Chatwin
Posted January 7th, 2010 @ 6:54 pm EST

An essay I recently wrote on Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia:  Bruce Chatwin's idee fixe on literature (Shakespeare, Coleridge, and Poe) may form the backbone of In Patagonia, but the author's all-encompassing obsession li...   »


NOV
26
A Work In Progress: A Burlesque Teaser
Posted November 26th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm EST

I'm sorry I've been slow on the blogging front. After months of interviews, and months of watching pasties fly in all directions, I'm now behind my desk making it come alive again on the page. I've been working on a longform profile of a burlesque dancer....   »


OCT
03
Viva Burlesque
Posted October 3rd, 2009 @ 9:45 pm EST

I'm in the process of profiling one of these women for the next two months. Work has levity again. The interviewing process is lively, intellectual, and like burlesque, "funnysexy-sexyfunny."...   »


SEP
20
How To: Procure Free Art Work
Posted September 20th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm EST

In an effort to bring several of my worlds together, or rather make them collide, I invited my New York contingent over last night for mojitos. Theme? Bad fashion. Why? Because I didn't want to shop for a new dress, and more importantly, aside from the so...   »


MAY
02
On Tour: Santa Monica Farmer's Market
Posted May 2nd, 2009 @ 6:51 pm EST

Chef Ray Garcia of Fig Restaurant gave me a the lowdown on his choice suppliers at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. He walks over from the Fairmont Miramar & Bungalows, where Fig is located off the lobby, on Wednesdays and Saturdays (Wednesday has mo...   »


APR
23
Wet Ink: San Francisco Treat
Posted April 23rd, 2009 @ 5:03 pm EST

"Hot new restaurants, cool hotels, and great galleries. We've found lots of reasons to leave your heart in San Francisco this spring."Shoutouts ...The Good HotelBar BambinoSerpentineBourbon & Branch...   »


 
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