Best Southern Albums 2016 — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Music, like food, gives us common ground. Political forces drove many of us apart this year. They brought to the surface issues that were long overdue for discussion. They left many Southern families torn by unspoken tensions, even over the Thanksgiving table. But when the needle drops onto a record, folks don’t care much about …

A comedian’s confession: The more successful I became, the more I wanted to kill myself – Quartz

I grew up in an upper-middle class family without shouting or screaming or hitting. I didn’t realize until I was 40 years old that we were emotionally illiterate and that I didn’t even know I had spent most of my life sad, lonely, angry, and afraid. I just knew it felt good when I got …

Light

My favorite artist contemplates Rothko’s No. 210/No. 211 (Orange). About the exhibit: See the Light: The Luminist Tradition in American Art. More about acquiring the Rothko.

Davide Barranca’s ‘Decomposing Sharpening’

I’ve been dabbling in the Dan Margulis’s Picture Postcard Workflow since serendipity landed me in Dan’s session at Photoshop World Boston in 2006. Dan’s methods and his teaching style are unique in their depth, usefulness, and results. They’re not easy to pick up casually, though. Davide Barranca posted this on Dan’s Color Theory Yahoo Group, …