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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Ummm.... contradiction?

So author Mark Helprin who considers himself a conservative republican has come out thrashing: "The arts community is generally dominated by liberals because if you are concerned mainly with painting or sculpture, you don't have time to study how the world works." I guess he hasn't been around graduate programs lately that are focused on contemporary politics, semiotics, historiography, etc. I wonder why this right winger doesn't include "writing" in his list of liberal pursuits. Could he possibly believe that only his fiction writing or form of art links him to the real world? Oh wait a minute, I forgot, the republican dictionary does not include the word "contradiction."

In other news, I keep hearing from people across Canada and the US about how much they are loving Garbage Head -- one woman wrote: "Congratulations -it was fantastic! I loved it. It was so witty and some of the references to pop culture were so over the top, yet eerily recognizable."