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Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

by Michael Anthony Farley on November 10, 2016
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I’ve been drinking pretty much non-stop from around 7 p.m. on election night to about 12 hours ago. That’s when the realization sunk in that the world hasn’t ended—yet—and I had to work today, sober.

I guess cultural commentators are supposed to provide some sort of eloquent, thoughtful observations in times like these. But there’s just not a lot I can muster beyond repeatedly screaming “FUUUUUUCK!”

All I can add to the echo chamber of despair is an honest account of how one white queer person on Medicaid and food stamps —who is scared shitless for my nieces, and my nephew with disabilities, and my chosen family that’s disproportionately comprised of trans*, immigrant, outspoken, poor, black, brown, and female bodies—has been trying to cope.

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Monday Links: Life and Death Edition

by Paddy Johnson on April 8, 2013

  • Former Brit PM Margaret Thatcher died. She did not have many liberal fans. [The Internet]
  • City Paper’s Baynard Woods scoops me on my own thoughts about Baltimore’s gallery scene, a mere hours after I arrived. It’s well worth a trip down there. [City Paper]
  • Time Out Chicago laid off Lauren Weinberg this week. That’s bad news for Chicago, which now has no full time art critics. Here’s hoping New York’s best critic, Howard Halle, doesn’t suffer from the same woes. He’s at Time Out NY. [Bad at Sports]
  • Eric Fischl will release a memoir titled “Bad Boy”. The book is due out May 7th. [Page Six]
  • Why investing in the arts is an economic imperative. [The Globe and Mail]
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Smörgåsbord Reviewed by Baynard Woods at City Paper

by Paddy Johnson on January 9, 2013
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I was the juror for a show called Smörgåsbord for Gallery CA in Baltimore. It just got its first review! Read all about it after the jump.

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