Sunday Morning Coffee [from San Francisco]

Female cartoonists drawing their bodies. I especially like number 2 by Katie Green and number 8 Lucy Knisley. All of the drawings gave me a sense of camaraderie and mutual understanding. 20 Essential K-Pop Songs according to Pitchfork. K-Pop aficionados, do you agree? Are these essential? My K-Pop favorites like Nobody and Sorry, Sorry are a […]

Sunday Morning Coffee [Masculinity]

Image from Joseph Maida’s series New Natives (Hawai’i) Huffington Post’s article, “8 Scantily Clad Reasons To Rethink Your Understanding of Masculinity” written by Priscilla Frank. Reviewing Joseph Maida’s photographs, “Far removed from your typical headshot, Maida’s photos capture the wide variety of men who happen to find shelter on the tropical islands, combining blatant sensuality with traditionally […]

“Giant cyborgs and miniature humanoids: male nudes in South Korean art” (Art Radar)

  As a compliment to my article, “Supplementary Skins”, my most recent post for Art Radar Asia, “Giant cyborgs and miniature humanoids: male nudes in South Korean art” reviews work by Lee Yongbaek, Choi Xooang, Dongwook Lee, Hyungkoo Lee, and Kim Joon. See an excerpt below. Korea is the male make-up capital of the world and cosmetic surgery […]

Sunday Morning Coffee [Pick your cup carefully]

Image source. This Sunday pick your coffee carefully! Huffginton post quotes Seven Elleven saying, ” Obama is leading with 60 percent of ‘votes’ (blue cups). Romney currently has 40 percent.” Do Obama voters just need more coffee? Time will tell. John Seabrook of the New Yorker wrote, “Factory Girls,” an article that gives a nice overview of K-Pop. […]