How do you write a memoir?

How do you write a memoir?

You’d think writing a book about your life would be easy. You’re just sharing the stories of your personal experiences, after all. This isn’t an epic fantasy novel where you’re inventing whole new worlds to write about. Writing a memoir is just about remembering what happened, and then writing it down. Easy, right? Wrong. As

Lessons in epic awesomeness from the Futurist movement: how bold, flamboyant, zealous over-confidence can win you the crowd you need to be successful

Lessons in epic awesomeness from the Futurist movement: how bold, flamboyant, zealous over-confidence can win you the crowd you need to be successful

The Futurist movement, which began in Italy in the early 20th century, was more than just an artistic endeavor; it was an audacious statement of intent. Its proponents sought not only to disrupt the art world but to challenge society’s very understanding of progress, speed, and modern life. There’s something profoundly instructive...

A month in Bali: Paradise or Purgatory?

A month in Bali: Paradise or Purgatory?

We first came to Bali last year and spent two months. I enjoyed it, my wife didn’t. That was mostly my fault, for booking hotel rooms instead of villas so she could have a kitchen and her own space (living on a bed kind of sucks for weeks on end). I convinced her to come

Velvet Buzzsaw: art is murder, and critics deserve brutal justice

Velvet Buzzsaw: art is murder, and critics deserve brutal justice

Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw is a fun horror flick based on a nearly universally accepted belief about art: that “real art” is done for the passion, not the money. In this particular version, a dead artist’s paintings come to live and brutally murder his critiques. More than that, Jake Gyllenhaal as a snobby art critique...