“But I don’t see why they have to use language like that,” Mrs. Bowman was saying. “For some reason,” Mr. Magundi replied, “Hollywood equates vulgarity with honesty. In fact vulgar language is usually calculated and insincere, especially in young people. … Continue reading
Category Archives: On Art
“It’s another movie about a comic-book superhero up to his eyebrows in angst,” I said. “I’m getting a little bored with those.” “Two aesthetic ideals have taken over our popular entertainment,” Mr. Magundi said: “the aesthetic of the comic book … Continue reading
“He wants me to get a tattoo like his,” Brielle was saying, “but I’m just not, like, totally sure about it.” “Then you should stick to your guns,” Mr. Magundi said. “Remember that a tattoo is permanent. It will still … Continue reading
“If you can draw, you can do advertisements or comic books or something,” Brielle was saying, “but it’s like art museums don’t take art seriously anymore.” “For most of history,” Mr. Magundi replied, “the question we asked about art was … Continue reading
“Why do artists think the world owes them a living?” Mr. Bates asked rhetorically. “I don’t know,” Mr. Magundi replied. “Why do lawyers think the world owes them a living?