Burial sites may contain treasures, or just old bones. And looters won’t know until they’ve destroyed them.
For the first time, I'm sorry there aren't zombies or poltergeists to come and scare the life out of those who desecrate their resting places.
On the reading list, butofcourse.
You know, after watching that film (I was around nine years old), I had a hunger for more space films. But what I received, barring Silent Running, was space westerns. Gun/laserfights. Battles. When what I wanted was more about the great silent mystery of space, the beauty, the immensity.
The only visual that's come close to what I wanted then, is that shot from Guardians of the Galaxy where the Milano enters the giant alien construct in space.
I could watch that scene on repeat for hours. I think we all missed a cue, y'know?
I’ve always taken issue with the idiom “life is no fairy tale,” as in: Life isn’t always a happy story. Not only is this a naive read of fairy tales themselves, it also ignores the fact that the most monstrous acts in these tales are not perpetrated by witches, fairies, or ghosts, but by people both familiar and familial.
That's their power as archetypes. I listened and learned as a kid. I saw what other parents were doing, how they were behaving. Fairy tales led naturally to Shakespeare, and with those two resources, a youth can understand much of human nature.
We operated for a year with a constant pressure of running out of money. We never had more than two weeks worth of cash on hand. One time our bank was overdrawn and I had 100 artists to pay; $75,000 was needed. I had to make some really difficult phone calls.
He must have deep-pocketed financiers. But then again, just about anyone will shell out for a George R.R. Martin sponsored production. To give you backstory, galleries open and close here quite frequently, all in similar financial situations - albeit with fewer artists to wrangle. If the 'bet' doesn't pay off, you can guess who goes home with empty pockets. Even prosperous galleries and art collectors have the cojones to bargain over price with extremely talented artists who are, quite literally, on food stamps. Kudos to Meow Wolf and Kadlubek for making sure everyone got paid.
Tour outfits in Santa Fe occasionally get on a "always ask in the gallery if this is their BEST PRICE." I really want to give them a swift kick in the rear. NM True! Yeah, uh-huh.
A really interesting article, worth your time. Me, I'd like to see architects of any kind do two things ... 1) design for actual human use (and test those theories) and 2) build more bloody bathrooms. Particularly in public areas. In tourist towns.
In SANTA FE, goddammit ...
Ours is a bleakly utilitarian era. Every act, it seems, must be overtly purposeful, its value measurable, or else we deem it dispensable, a waste of time. Between the demands of social media (and our constant sense of inadequacy in the face of the thousands, nay millions, whose lives appear—often falsely—more orderly, productive and impressive than our own) and the lessons disseminated by our culture and its so-called leaders (for example, that monetary wealth is the ultimate goal), we risk losing sight of what makes existence meaningful.
Just drop everything you're doing and read it.