Category: aesthetics

A Scrapyard of Hindu Puppet Gods

There is something very creepy about the images that Roc Morin captured for his story about puppet designer and artist Ulhas Utkar, who makes many of the major figurines used for religious festivals around Mumbai. I think the scattered piles of Hindu...

The Politics of Hair

My friend Chelsea has a great new post on her blog The Phenomenology of Hair I wanted to highlight, about a recent experience of hers while being a stylist here in the big apple. It’s titled “On fear and trembling in the...

Mr. Chris Goes to Cleveland – Pt IV: Les Misérables

Mr. Chris Goes to Cleveland – Pt IV: Les Misérables

While I was adventuring in the midwest, I did manage to squeeze a bit of operatic culture into my trip. Well, I’m not sure if a night at the movies really counts as “operatic culture,” but really, who’s counting? For those of...

Mr. Chris Goes to Cleveland – Pt II: The Doctor

Mr. Chris Goes to Cleveland – Pt II: The Doctor

So while enjoying my holiday respite in Cleveland I spent a fair bit of time watching other people’s TV watching habits. During one of those days, my Cleveland suburban friends’ son was watching cartoons, and by chance an episode of the Nickelodeon...