Tag Archives: Scott Winfield Sublett

LIES, LIARS AND UNDERGRADUATES: The Most Interesting Article You Will Ever Read

Scott Winfield Sublett My dear, darling Pendery Weekes recently stepped down as Managing Editor of The New Art Examiner. She wanted more time for her unusual habit of swimming year-round in the freezing ocean off Cornwall, wearing only a bathing suit and a smile. My new boss, Pendery said, would be Daniel Nanavati, the European Editor. Naturally, I called Daniel …

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Volume 35 no 6 July/August 2021

Iain Baxter& & the Amper& – Miklos Legrady Katherine Anne Porter and the Spanish flu – Frances Oliver Art for the Blind – Bridget Crowley Eat Bread and Salt and Speak the Truth – Al Jirikowic Editorial Daniel Nanavati, Cornwall, UK Speakeasy John Link Poem: Where leaps the flame – Shänne Sands Film: Sex, Pills and Crazy Women in American …

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Sex, Pills and Crazy Women in American Movies

Scott Winfield Sublett Apart from Covid vaccines, the big pharmaceutical story in the US these days is the saga of Purdue Pharma, which has filed for bankruptcy and sooner or later will pay an enormous settlement to compensate for their wildly addictive pill OxyContin. It’s basically opium, peddled by street-level dealers in lab coats known as physicians. Historically, psychotropic drugs …

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Volume 35 no 5 May / June 2021

Features: Cleveland, ohio and the industrial artland Darren Jones Continues His Series On Art Scenes Across America State of Art Steven Litt’s Survey of the Ohio Art Scene Amanda D. King In Conversation With Darren Jones A hot take on ohio With Cleveland Newcomer Tizziana Baldenebro Cultural conflicts in the visual arts David Carrier The inward eye Colin Fell Writes …

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Chaplin’s Comedy The Kid Turns 100

Scott Winfield Sublett Screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz said of Charlie Chaplin, “If people don’t sit at Chaplin’s feet, he goes out and stands where they’re sitting.” Of course, Mankiewicz might have been a bit envious. He, after all, wrote only one masterpiece, and that one not entirely solo (despite the confabulations of Mank director David Fincher). Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, meanwhile, …

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Speakeasy – Volume 35 no 4 March – April 2021

THE AMERICAN SCHADENFREUDE EPIDEMIC When an evil clown rules your land, you have to expect a certain decline in moral tone, and rest assured that, last year, schadenfreude reached unprecedented peaks in the United States of America. The term appeared in English as early as the mid 1800s, combining the German words for ‘damage’ and ‘joy,’ and meaning, ‘delight taken …

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The Marvel-ous Future of Cinema: How One Corporation’s Pseudo-Mythical Universe Will Control the Rest of History

Scott Winfield Sublett Earlier this year I bought as much as I could afford of pandemic-depressed Disney stock at $101. I’m a university professor, so… not much. But if it gets down to 101 again, which it won’t, buy, buy, buy, because the future is written and Disney owns it. Their domination of world culture through gobbling up folk tales …

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Who Kick Ass

Scott Winfield Sublett Something happened the other day that made me realize yet again how quickly and completely cinema’s idea of the erotic has changed. A 30-ish science fiction writer of my acquaintance had just watched, on my recommendation because I felt he needed cheering up, Howard Hawks’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in which Marilyn Monroe sings Diamonds Are a Girl’s …

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Volume 35 no 1 September / October 2020

Features: 6 An American Child and the Victorian Radicals – James Cassell 9 Intimate Art – Daniel Nanavati 11 Utah can be the Art Scene of the West – Alexander Stanfield 13 In response to Darren Jones on the Whitney Biennial – Al Jirikowic 15 Chairs, Tables and Sex – Frances Oliver 16 Defund the Police, Refund the Arts – …

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