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Coffeegraph

If you’re in LA this December, I have an assignment for you… This art show appears to combine several of my real joys in life: coffee, people, art. I’m in no way affiliated with the show, but I’m entranced by the mere idea of it. Local coffee roasters are a sacred industry here in Seattle, […]

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; […]

Sunday Haiku

the folds of the brain velveteen rabbit discarded still wiggle your toes   she employs rupture techniques treating trials as lynchings a jackal haunts her   Chechnya girl leave your home burns keeping you warm as you watch helplessly   Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.

Sunday Haiku

the fog is tired it lies against my window panes evening till morning   if tigers sleep through anarchy in the autumn may we dream awake   Egypt is a place where Borges could have written quite the true story Haiku contributed from Nite Rote.

EN PUNTAS

This fragile dancer seems cruelly placed on knife edges, but she is persistent and has a furry. She will accomplish the perfection she desires or perhaps fulfill the perfection of whomever has placed her in such a precarious place. This is the trailer for Javier Pérez’s piece titled, “EN PUNTAS” in which a ballerina dances […]

Morpheus, Dreamer, & Lucidity

  Morpheus, Dreamer, and Lucidity are a tryptic series of paintings all created live at “Dream Dance” a monthly gathering at Om Culture in Seattle, Washington by local artist and friend Miles Toland. Miles works with an eclectic set of themes gathered from the modern urban landscape all the way to deep spiritual traditions. The […]

Exit/Exist

This is it. Gregory Maqoma’s back is to the audience. If you’re going to dance with your back to the audience, you’re going to reveal something when you turn around. If you are going to dance history, you are going to lose something in translation. This could be a protest against language, but it is […]

From this distant vantage point

“From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our […]