I love, love, love Wallace Shawn’s monologue in “My Dinner With Andre.” If you’ve never seen the film in its entirety (everyone tells me they’ve “seen clips”) I highly recommend you do. In the mean time, here’s the video of Wally’s seminal speech with text below. The setup: Andre has spent the last hour regaling Wally with […]
Who Would You Publicly Mourn?
Earlier this year when David Bowie died I was caught off-guard by the response. Sure, I knew Bowie was a big star. I also knew he was one of those rare celebrities who earned his adoration in a way I respect – by being a truly innovative and accomplished artist. But here’s my confession. When […]
Are You Contributing To The Scourge Of “Homespun Philosophy”?
I am not a fan of homespun philosophy. Homespun “philosophy” is to philosophy what black velvet Elvis paintings are to “art.” Kitschy and entertaining, sure, but that’s about it. In the days before social media I would encounter homespun philosophy less frequently, in fact, almost exclusively at my sister-in-law’s house where at each visit she […]