Tag Archives: Aesthetics

How To Make Yourself Instantly More Beautiful (Big Man PigMan: Episode 1)

How to make yourself more beautiful — no matter how beautiful you already are? Brought to you by the College of Subversive Knowledge.

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Is Charles Bukowski A Great Artist?

A reader writes: Dear Ray Harvey: Is Charles Bukowski a great artist? — Billy Badass Dear Billy Badass: No, he’s not. Bukowski is too sloppy to be a great artist. He lacks vision. He lacks depth and he lacks focus. Reading him, one is reminded of Truman Capote’s criticism of On the Road: “That’s not…

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Is Shakespeare All That?

A reader writes: Dear Ray Harvey: Is Shakespeare all that? — Slo Readuh Dear Slo Readuh: No, he’s not all that. He’s all that and more. It’s impossible to overstate Shakespeare’s genius. Forget that his plots were largely borrowed; forget that he never created a major character who didn’t have significant flaws. None of that…

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Quentin Tarantino or David Lynch?

A reader writes: Dear Ray Harvey: Who’s the better filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino or David Lynch? P. Durango Dear P. Durango: Are you kidding me? But there’s no comparison. That’s like asking me: who of those two has better hair? As a filmmaker, David Lynch possesses innumerable shortcomings, foremost of which is the fact that he’s…

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