Torche Will Break Up After Final Tour With Steve Brooks

Back in May, Torche singer-guitarist Steve Brooks announced he’d be leaving the band after one last tour this fall opening for Meshuggah. The band didn’t specify at the time whether they’d carry on with a new frontperson in Brooks’ absence, but — a few days after the release of new single “It Never Began” — two-month-old comments from Brooks’ personal

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This is not a blip

When change happens it often takes the perspective of looking back years, or even decades, later to appreciate just how meaningful that change was. Other times, it happens so fast that it can be difficult to appreciate its magnitude because people become desensitised to the perpetual torrent of bad news. It is the latter situation in which we find ourselves

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Interview with Bill White – Painting Perceptions

I am grateful to this fabulous Virginia-based painter, Bill White for agreeing to participate in this email interview with me where he talks about his background and painting process as well as sharing some details from his long, dedicated engagement in painting from life and career in teaching painting at Hollins University.

Divided Light, 1999, 32×36 inches, oil on linen

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A Rare Glimpse of Comet Leonard’s Last Moments Wins the



September 16, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Disconnection Event” © Gerald Rhemann, Tivoli Southern Sky Guest Farm, Khomas, Namibia, December 25, 2021. All images © Astronomy Photographer of the Year, shared with permission

The brilliant Comet Leonard put on a mesmerizing performance late last year when it streaked across the sky on

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September 17 Birthday Horoscope 22-23

September 17 Birthday Horoscope 2022-2023


If Today is Your Birthday: September 17th


The Year Ahead

Forecast for September 2022 to September 2023


If You Were Born Today, September 17:

You’re a very practical person, yet also attuned to spiritual values. You expect a lot from others, but even more from yourself! The tendency to be controlling, overly controlled,

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Grizzly Bear’s ‘Shields’ Turns 10

In hindsight, 2012 was the twilight of the aughts blog-rock boom. A new crop of rap and R&B acts like Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, and the Weeknd — to say nothing of established superstars like Kanye West and Drake — was mesmerizing the audience that traditionally lapped up new indie rock bands. A rising wave of poptimism, the

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Interview with Christopher W. Benson

Knuckle Sandwich, 2021, oil on linen, 48 by 36 inches

I was recently introduced to the work of artist, Christopher Benson while visiting his gallery, EVOKE Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM. I was intrigued by the strength of his compositions and execution as well as the wide range of styles he has worked in over his many years of painting,

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A New Book Explores the Practices of 38 Black Ceramicists



September 15, 2022

Grace Ebert

Morel Doucet, “Skin Congregate on the Eve of Every Mountain” (2019), slip-cast porcelain with decals. Photo by David Gary Lloyd, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Myrtis

Ceramics is both versatile and enduring, allowing for myriad aesthetic sensibilities, degrees of functionality, and the ability to last lifetimes. 

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