Writing

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

Image courtesy of Netflix

Image courtesy of Netflix

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.

Photo courtesy Michael Bragg/JSMA

Photo courtesy Michael Bragg/JSMA

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.

Photo courtesy of David Scott Holloway/Turner Entertainment Networks

Photo courtesy of David Scott Holloway/Turner Entertainment Networks

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.

“Twenty-eight years later the words ‘Thank You. Come Again’ follow me wherever I go,” Kondabolu says. Read more at A Beautiful Perspective.

More Arts & Culture writing:

Arts:

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.

Travel/Place:

Auch: Foie Gras and Brandy in the Corner of France the French Love. Frommer’s

How to See the Drawings of France's Niaux Cave for Yourself. Frommer’s

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.

Comedy:

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.

Culture:

Wiki Geek: The hacker behind the biggest info breach in recent military history speaks. Seattle Met Magazine.

The Glass Menagerie: Legal pot in Oregon could blow up the functional art glass industry. Eugene Weekly

Dirty Medicine: Butane hash oil, pesticides, unregulated labs and a looming public health threat. Eugene Weekly