Writing

Art, Writing

Read again, again

    Reading books is a much extended practice, but what about re-reading them?   As art goes, almost all of its forms can be, and tend to be, re-experienced by their audience. Movies are watched more than once, songs are replayed, monuments are revisited… but in all fairness and respect to […]

Art, Culture, Writing

Creative Writes

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Art, Culture, Writing

Unrealistic realism

Not long ago I was re-watching Guardians of the Galaxy with a bunch of friends. There is a scene where, during a prison break, one of the characters disables the gravity generators of the space station where they are being imprisoned while being able to keep it working in the […]

Writing

Independence

It is 1963. The countdown starts; steady, sure, rhythmical. The floodlights go out for a full thirty seconds. It is dark, and it is thrilling. I am holding my breath. The floodlights come back on, and the air carries our triumph and our tears. The Union Jack is down. Our […]

Art, Writing

Art hurts?

    Art and entertainment are often mistaken by the same thing, but the actual gap between them could not be more abysmal. Entertainment is meant to calm and numb the human mind; take it to a cozy place when it is bored or exhausted. Art, on the other hand, hurts, […]

Art, Magazine, Writing

The Bohemian Artist

  There is absolutely no denying that well-known artists in the past have been known for having tumultuous lives; Mozart was a miserable wino until the day he died because he never managed to make his father proud of him, Zdzisław Beksiński lived a long terrorized by nightmares that he […]