Neither/Both/And: Rhea Butcher’s Nonbinary Comedy  

Neither/Both/And: Rhea Butcher’s Nonbinary Comedy  

May 21, 2018

"Comedy is powerful and can make a lot of social change. You have an audience of people that you’re hopefully making laugh. You’re inviting them to agree with you in laughter, to allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to laugh."

Screaming Females in Ink and Bronze

Screaming Females in Ink and Bronze

May 17, 2018

All At Once is largely about the importance of art; the lyrics evoke color and line and material in a way that had me Googling artists and pondering the risks and rewards of painting and being painted, seeing and being seen.

Laurie Kilmartin and the Subtle Power of Laughter

Laurie Kilmartin and the Subtle Power of Laughter

May 14, 2018

It’s a small thing and a huge thing when men “let” a woman make them laugh.

OMG

OMG

Mar 1, 2018

Just before Thanksgiving, in some magnificent wrinkle in rock-legend timespace, these four smiled, a camera went click!, and The Best Instagram Picture Ever was created.

in/distilling a love of music

in/distilling a love of music

Feb 28, 2018

Words are metaphors: in the one case, my mother fills me, drop by magic drop, with music; in the other, she extracts what I need—which was also what she needed—from music and offers it to me like an essential oil, powerful and sweet. Oil and water: both sacramental, both used in baptism.