Jai Alai: An Aesthetic Appreciation
Jai Alai' (say hi-li) world's fastest sport, Biscayne Fronton, Miami, Florida Boston Public Library

Jai Alai: An Aesthetic Appreciation

The his­to­ry of Jai Alai is some­what murky. Some claims are made that it may have been a Mayan export to Spain and was tak­en up by the Basques. Oth­ers claim that it sim­ply orig­i­nat­ed in North­ern Spain with­in the…

The Economy of Music or The Music Economy: Deculturalization and Musical Imperialism
Johnn Cage - Concert for Piano and Orchestra,1957-58

The Economy of Music or The Music Economy: Deculturalization and Musical Imperialism

I detest audi­ences. Not in their indi­vid­u­al com­po­nents but en masse I detest audi­ences, I think they are a force of evil. Glenn Gould Music for enter­tain­ment … seems to com­ple­ment the reduc­tion of peo­ple to silence, the dying out of…

The Metaphysics of Doors

The Metaphysics of Doors

I have what could be con­sid­ered a mild, although like­ly to most, dry and banal, obses­sion with doors. What has always drawn me to them is not only the mys­tery of the oth­er side but the mean­ing of the spaces that…

Lost & Found Latin America: a Moment With Hilda Mundy the Bolivian Avant-Garde

Lost & Found Latin America: a Moment With Hilda Mundy the Bolivian Avant-Garde

A tempt­ing neck­line is the hall of a great hotel where the notes of a delight­ful jazz band can be heard, com­ing from the dis­crete and har­mon­ic noise of neck­laces of fan­tas­tic stones It is one thing to note that…

Information and Opinion Fatigue

Information and Opinion Fatigue

If you are any­thing like me you feel it. We are inun­dat­ed with a seem­ing­ly infinite amount of infor­ma­tion and opin­ion. I suf­fer dai­ly from too much input and too lit­tle out­put. I am a research hound, or at least…