Alex Cipolle is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Hyperallergic, Frommer’s, A Beautiful Perspective, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, The Register-Guard, OnTrak Magazine, The Oregonian, Eugene Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, & Eugene Weekly
The Hidden Art Masterpieces in BoJack Horseman
The new season of Bojack Horseman, like the previous ones, uses iconic art pieces by the likes of O’Keefe, Monet, Kinkade, and Kandinsky to add to the rich visual fabric of the show. Read more at Hyperallergic.
The New Old Master: YBA Painter Glenn Brown
On an early summer afternoon, a young girl, maybe 8 or 9, lags behind her mother to take a closer look at a sculpture encased in glass at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
The piece is “Trivial Pursuit” by the Brit Glenn Brown, one of the world’s most distinctive and sought-after contemporary artists, a new master in the tradition of the old masters, but with a twist. Read more at The Register-Guard.
The Simpsons’ Apu Haunts Comedian Hari Kondabolu
A seemingly benign phrase has haunted comedian Hari Kondabolu since 1989.
“Thank you. Come again.”
It was the catchphrase of The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, repeated to the glee of American audiences for decades to come.
More Arts & Culture writing:
Artist Julia Oldham is documenting Chernobyl through its dogs. A Beautiful Perspective.
Teeth & Bones: Into the beautiful, tormented world of artist Rick Bartow. Eugene Weekly. (1st Place, Arts Writing, SPJ Northwest Excellence Awards)
Deke Weaver’s Impossible Project. A Beautiful Perspective.
The Magical Universe of Shanna Trumbly Eugene Weekly. (2nd Place, Profile Writing, SPJ Northwest Excellence Awards)
Meet the musician activists fighting for royalty reform. A Beautiful Perspective.
The World on the Walls of a City. The Register-Guard
Kara Walker: The Art of History. Eugene Weekly.
The Urban Hike that Changed My Life. A Beautiful Perspective
Safe Arbor: A sylvan sanctuary brings the Danilchik family back to nature. Seattle Met Magazine
A Sense of Place: The Last City Square. Eugene Weekly.
W. Kamau Bell on making both sides laugh. The Register-Guard.
The luddite comedy of Paula Poundstone. The Register-Guard.
Maria Bamford: Ask her about her new God. Eugene Weekly.
John Hodgman: Not the Nerd Table. Eugene Weekly.
Hannibal Buress talks to strangers. Eugene Weekly.
Behold Old Yeller: Lewis Black. Eugene Weekly.
Wiki Geek: The hacker behind the biggest info breach in recent military history speaks. Seattle Met Magazine.