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Fanfare For Maksymowicz: A Campus Legend in the Shadow of 'Fallen Star'

Another hidden pearl plucked by Dave Hampton...While a student at UCSD in the 90s I had a long conversation about Winne with the kind, big hearted, wise and funny Ernie Mort - Dean of Revelle students at the time of Winne's suicide. I was left with the impression that those most familiar with Winne regarded his death as the very sad act of a troubled young man - like many of the other suicides around Revelle Plaza. A difficult thing for a University to commemorate.

May 18, 2013 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Visiting Lux Artist Paints In The Dark

The images are great to look at, and so maybe it doesn' t matter , but this feels more like painting as performance art - the novelty of his process is more interesting than his images. Probably not hanging at Lux if he used a dot matrix printer. David Hockney claims the Old Masters used camera obscuras - the difference being that they painted over captured images of their own composition. I think I'll move to the next room and watch Tilda Swinton napping...And, always engaging and provocative Carone - thanks.

March 28, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Major Public Work Resurfaces At Craft Exhibition

"Beam again from public walls" - Big ups to Dave Hampton for his large part in spreading the light.

December 16, 2011 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Caliente Sign On California Theater May Disappear

@Dan -

Your concrete box example falls flat. Designating a commercial mural as historic most certainly involves a level of aesthetic judgement. The Chicano Park murals have a definite cultural /historical importance - whether you like the way they look or not, their importance is not a matter of taste (they are awesome). Should every 50 year old Craftsman(ish) home in South Park be preserved? Please enlighten as to the way in which you find this particular 1960s mural "historic" - keep in mind nostalgia is not history.

Will you fight to preserve vintage Coca-Cola or 7up ads from the 60s? I like the Caliente mural - I just wonder how much "history" would be lost if somebody simply recreated this mural on one of your concrete box's around town.

December 13, 2011 at 8:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Caliente Sign On California Theater May Disappear

Conflicted on this one. Personally, I like the sign - the same way I like faded, forgotten and less pristine murals dying slow deaths around TJ. But this mural seems more a matter of taste than it does "importance." A 1960s mural invoking the "old Mexico" of the 1930s Prohibition era is not of that era. I could imagine some grad departments unpacking the language/look/cultural signposts of the sign and finding it offensive; just as some people seem to be fond of it. Again it's a matter of taste, It's okay to judge somebody else's property in good or bad taste, but another thing to dictate your taste over their property.

December 13, 2011 at 3:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Events: 'Cabaret,' 'Foxfire,' 'In The Next Room'

Solidly upper class Brit Isherwood rolling in grave - shocked to learn he is American and that his novel Goodbye to Berlin is a memoir....still, he's probably proud of the Cygnet production....

March 31, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt


February 16, 2011 at 3:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How Will Foreclosure Moratorium Impact San Diego?

What a joke! The notorious Credit Default Swap is invented by the Banks in order to monetize crappy, C paper, dishonest and confusing loans to citizens who want to purchase houses. These are then bundled and sold off so that nobody knows who owns the house. Then when it hits the fan the banks start Robo-Signing to foreclose even though they have no idea who really owns the homes they are foreclosing on. This undercuts the very nature of ownership and capitalism - a clear DEED of PROPERTY no longer a big deal. And some mortgage guy has the nerve to call up and complain about home owners getting free rent. The moral failing lies with the intentionally crappy/confusing loans foisted on buyers. And now we can hear Tea Party imbeciles talking about how this is a case of too much government.

October 21, 2010 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Let's Talk: 'Notes From Underground'

Angela, maybe we should do this over coffee...set design and projection stuff was great - i think i really know what it means to gnash ones teeth....Im not sure the interaction w musicians as foils to Underground man worked for me- maybe a way of breaking up the endless rant?

October 20, 2010 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Let's Talk: 'Notes From Underground'

Beloved girlfriend took me to see this. Things were grim from the get go. Three Russian couples sat in front of us - I considered this promising, a chance to sop up some first hand Russian brooding. Russian Man #1 asleep at 15 min mark, his dead souled companions and he left at 30 minutes. Late middle age Amer. couple nearby were brutalized at about 1hr 15 minutes and made stunned exit...We stuck it out, about two hours of self loathing
and bile. The novella is essentially a philosophic/splenetic rant - nuances of which are best appreciated at a reader's speed. The effect of seeing this stage version is something like a waterboarding. Not at all enjoyable and probably the best play I've seen in two years.

October 11, 2010 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )