A Piece of Monologue is a treasure trove of modern, contemporary, and avant-garde expression in literature, philosophy, art, design, painting, music, theater, and more.
A smattering of insides:
Flannery O'Connor on Ayn Rand.
An online guide to the life and work of Samuel Beckett.
Twin Peaks Behind the Scenes Photographs.
Rare photographys of John Coltrane.
posted by whimsicalnymph
on Jul 10, 2014 -
"I listen to Ira’s show on and off, because I think they do the best work there is in that form. But This American Life has inspired this proliferation of programs where people tell their stories, and I think it’s gotten—there’s too much of it. I find it annoying, because it’s very uneven. Now it just seems like everybody’s telling a story, and it’s beginning to sound narcissistic, and I’m thinking, Who gives a shit about your story? You’re just another person telling your story. How many do we need?" Joe Frank interviewed by Jonathan Goldstein for The Believer [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine
on Nov 9, 2013 -
Painters on Painting
- 1972 documentary on the New York Art Scene 1940-1970, directed by Emile de Antonio. It spans American art movements from abstract expressionism to pop art via conversations with artists in their studios. Including Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell and others. (via Bibliokept) [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive
on Sep 2, 2013 -
Throughout 2011, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been producing Connections
, a series of short audiovisual pieces in which various staff members talk about their favorite parts of the Met's vast holdings. The last of the 100 videos was posted today.
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Dec 28, 2011 -
is an online arts journal. It consists of web-based projects and essays by artists. An example from the current issue, Master of None
, where the author posits that a new model of work for artists can exist, one where the artist retains agency while also getting paid to do complementary work which is informed by the subtlety, strangeness, and sure-footed temperament of the artist’s persona. Two years of journals in the archives
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Mar 24, 2009 -
is an interview driven website that is dedicated to the promotion of artists and their work. [mild nsfw] [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Oct 4, 2008 -