At the Loeb Art Center of Vassar College are four silkscreens by Andy Warhol. (Three are in the "Project Room," where professors choose artworks for their students to examine.) One, very prominent in the "Recent Acquisitio...Views: 534
Tony Smith's sculpture TAU is on an extremely busy streetcorner outside Hunter College. During the afternoon (around 2:15 PM), when I was there, pedestrians walked under it almost ceaselessly. The sculpture is designed so ...Views: 424
Twice now I have attended "Comedy As a Second Language" (an awful phrase) at an uncategorizable -- and almost invisible -- Manhattan bar on Second Avenue called Kabin (whose name itself is almost invisible). It's a...Views: 507
Eliade is an excellent excerpter. Turning (arbitrarily) to page 79: The Vedic altar, to employ Paul Mus' formula, is time materialized. "That fire-altar also is the Year, -- the nights are its enclosing stones, an...Views: 459
As part of "the endless renaissance: six solo artist projects" at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, I saw Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook's video from "The Two Planets Series." A group of farmers in rural Thailand sit on ...Views: 431
I found this book for free at the thrift shop in Phoenicia, New York (the hamlet where I live); it's for children, but every American should read it. I'd heard of High John the Conqueror in the Muddy Waters song, "Ma...Views: 399
Lawrence Bush first compiled a list of events from Jewish history for a calendar of the Society for Humanistic Judaism in the late 1970s. The calendar was never published, however, and thirty years later Bush rediscovered ...Views: 401
On Thursday January 31 I went to the Brooklyn Museum. As I was surrendering my coat, one coat-checker was telling another: "I've been eating these MREs! They're pretty good." [MRE means "meal, ready-to-eat." They are used ...Views: 397
Guess what? There are already gay Boy Scouts -- in fact, there have been for 103 years!* You can't guarantee that no gays are in your organization just because you forbid them, in the same way that a No Trespassing s...Views: 443
Four Bumper Stickers About Gun Control Here are four new bumper stickers I have written: IF YOU NEED A GUN TO FEEL SAFE, MAYBE YOU HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY GUNS DON'T KI...Views: 486
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Sparrow avoids refined sugar and National Geographic magazine, but he enjoys all jokes, including:
Tourist: Excuse me, but do you have a pumpkin patch?
Farmer: Why, do you have a leaky pumpkin?
His latest book is America: A Prophecy -- The Sparrow Reader (www.softskull.com).