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of Grinches and artists

I just watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas last night for the umpteenth time. Was I tired of it? No! I found it funnier and more delightful than ever, still a serious contender for “best half-hour of TV ever produced.” … Continue reading

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enter the patron

From earliest times, becoming an artist has been a socially difficult choice. In the first place, one’s family might not approve: “How are you going to make a living with that?” “I don’t know—it’s just something I have to do! … Continue reading

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on the proper livelihood of the literary artist

In my last post I talked about how the e-book revolution, despite the high level of automation that it is bringing to the publishing process, has multiplied the labor of authors by giving them more tasks to do. Since this … Continue reading

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