Memory jugs, an American vernacular folk craft from the Victorian era, are believed to honor the dead with personal tokens once belonging to the deceased — shells, jewelry, toys, buttons, beads, etc. Some art historians propose that memory jugs are linked to Southern African-American funerary traditions, and may have been used to decorate their gravesites. More ++ Memory Jug by...
Pentagle | Light Flight
The drug of love was no escape, for in its coils lie latent dreams of greatness which awaken when men and women fecundate each other deeply. Something is always born of man and woman lying together and exchanging the essences of their lives. Some seed is always carried and opened in the soil of passion. The fumes of desire are the womb of man’s birth and often in the drunkeness of...
Eddie Vedder | Hard Sun
The Rum Diary
THE RUM DIARY | HUNTER S. THOMPSON Excerpt In the early Fifties, when San Juan first became a tourist town, an ex-jockey named Al Arbonito built a bar in the patio behind his house on Calle O’Leary. He called it Al’s Backyard and hung a sign above his doorway on the street, with an arrow pointing between two ramshackle buildings to the patio in back. At first he served nothing...
Del Shannon | Runaway
The city has a memory buried in concrete and ash, a memory of two cities cracked and forged into one. We searched the new city, stumbling over tripwires onto remnants of the old, a jigsaw of rubble underneath polished glass and steel. We walked over and under bridges, along cobblestones fading into blacktop, paving the way toward new ends. The streets echoed long-gone-ghost-calls from the great...
Eddie Vedder | Guaranteed
Alan Moore…and his jewelry “One of the main functions of art is that it makes you less alone,” he continues. “You look at some picture and think, ‘I’ve had that thought, somebody had the same perception as me. That makes me feel less alone.”
Photos by Jordan Sullivan
Since Roman times, Paris buried its dead on the outskirts of the city, but this changed with the rise of Christianity and its practice of burying its faithful deceased in consecrated ground in and adjoining its churches. By the 10th century, because of the city’s expansion over the centuries, there were many parish cemeteries within city limits, even in central locations. When...
Go There And Take This With You
Jack Pierson’s new show opened last week at Bortolami Gallery in New York. On view through the end of July-ish.