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Calendar, Night&Day A Savage Ere

A Savage Ere

When Basque painter Jose Sistiaga premiered his nonsensically titled abstract film ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren in Madrid in 1970, artists had been practicing his painstaking technique of painting directly on individual frames of film stock for most of…
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Music, Reviewed D. Charles Speer

D. Charles Speer

Some Forgotten Country opens with picket-fence guitar, Harry Smith banjo, and a bluesman spitting marbles: "Going to Atlanta just to look around ... " I've heard this stoned baritone before, almost 40 years ago. He's the willing trucker "smuggling smokes…
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Culture, Stage You Spin Me

You Spin Me

There are probably few people in the history of the 20th century less likely to crop up in a play together than Harry Smith and Edward Bernays. Considered by many to be the father of public relations, Bernays (1891-1995) was…
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News, Feature Plugging In

Plugging In

Since "new media" is associated with the overhyped dot-com boom and bust, the new favored buzzwords are "emergent uses of media technologies," "new platforms," and the ever-popular "digital revolution." Forget the gear; what's noteworthy is the burst of experimental work…
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