Discussion

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about writing conferences, mostly because it’s a popular topic among friends and colleagues. Considering my line of work, I’m ashamed to say I don’t keep up with conferences as much as I should. In my previous career, I attended professional events that bored me within an inch of insanity,
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The Five Perfect Apocalypses?

I dislike “Best of” book lists as much as anyone else does, though, I suspect, not for the same reasons. I don’t hate them because of the inevitable arguments they inspire over validity, bias, or inclusiveness, or even due to the speculations that the lister may have perhaps been high on illicit pharmaceuticals at the
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Artists on the Edge: Avant Garde or Off the Deep End?

Here’s an interesting piece from Paper Cuts by Jason Hartley, regarding his and Britt Bergman’s Theory of Advancement. If you’re not familiar with this premise, it basically states that artists who are sometimes thought to have “lost it” or “gone off the deep end” have actually moved beyond the comprehension of their adoring fans. Of
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