Month: January 2015

My Agita: BFF Until Baby

I’ve been having a ton of fun writing for Vodka Yonic, Nashville Scene’s acclaimed column edited by Abby White, author of 100 Things to Do in Nashville Before You Die. Check out my latest, in which I come to terms with the most deceptive tactic of the patriarchy: motherhood. Here’s a clip:

In college, when my best friend and I marched in a Washington rally for women’s right to choose, I didn’t expect we’d each choose so differently a decade later. Our life trajectories had always matched up: We went to the same high school, college and grad school; we even worked in the same field. She introduced me to feminism and schooled me on the politics of identity. Now that she’s a new mother, I don’t know who I am without her holding my hand, but she certainly doesn’t need that on her plate. She has another human to look after now.

Hyperallergic Editor to Visit Nashville

hragSeed Space is unrelenting in its coolness. As part of its Insight? Outta Sight! series, Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor-in-chief of everyone’s favorite art blog Hyperallergic will give a talk Monday at the Downtown Public Library at 12:00. From the press release:

[Vartanian] has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online. Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.

Hyperallergic brings us arts news that’s often quippy and playful, as well as thoughtful essays and reviews about art worldwide. I especially appreciate the blog’s coverage of arts activism and (unrelated), its sardonic wit. (See 20 Most Powerless People in the Art World, including art critics and artworks.)

And while you’re there, please check out Our Town, Bryce McCloud’s magnum opus-in-the-making spotlighted as the Scene’s cover story this week. (More to come on that!) Also, don’t miss Paper, Thread and Trash, an exhibition curated by NYCnash favorite Courtney Adair Johnson. It includes 14 Tennessee artists who made art books, actual and conceptual, with reused materials. There you’ll find Kit Kite’s “X Housewife Portraits” (including a stand-alone house!), paper automata by Nance Cooley, tiny harmonica books by Lesley Patterson Marx, and so much more.

Nashville Craigslist: Weirdo Wants to Re-enact Honey I Shrunk the Kids with You

honeyYes, you read the headline right. Someone is advertising on Craigslist that he or she seeks a partner who is verbose, descriptive, and likes Cheerios to re-enact the 1989 dramedy starring Rick Moranis. In this extremely well written ad, the enthusiast expresses his or her fascination with “certain parts” of the film as well as “the perspective of being shrunken.” There will be no physical re-enactment: this will be an online relationship. Unlike most ads in the writing gigs section, it pays! Here’s the ad and link:  

I am looking for a role-playing partner to do email or instant message-based sessions revolving around various reenactments and recreations of situations similar to those in the Disney classic movie Honey I Shrunk The Kids.
Various aspects of the original movie has always fascinated me. The perspective of being shrunken, the various interactions with normal every-day objects and situations. My role would be that of a shrunken individual, while yours would be that of the normal sized role.
The requirements for this job: you are verbose, descriptive almost to the point of being ridiculous, very imaginative, and hopefully you like Cheerios. The ability to take something as simple as moving your hand and creating a moment and event out of it would be preferred as far as detail depth.
If you feel you are the right one for this, and are up for having plenty of fun while doing so, then please reply!
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