9 Approx. 5-Minute Reads on the Arts
I’ve been writing a lot of short posts, because that’s all life will permit at the moment, but I prefer to write longer pieces. Below are a few of my more in-depth posts on topics I find endlessly fascinating: music, books, art, philosophy and religion. I hope you’ll give these a read and drop me some comments. That’s the best way for me to know someone is reading — and the best way to get me to return the favor.
The Mystery Artist Behind Hermann Hesse’s Paperback Covers in the 70s
Sometimes the artist is as good as the author
Who Is Wormwitch’s Dolorous Lady of Shadows?
The Canadian metallers give a blackened edge to an enduring legend.
Kissing the Planet Goodbye — With Doom Metal
British band Sūrya raises a cry in the fight against environmental destruction.
Ofra Haza the Prolific and Profound
Yemenite Jewish pops meets the hole at the heart of everything
Sigur Rós Courts Scholarly Controversy
Iceland’s post-rock swooners release an album centuries in the making
The Stoicism of Black Narcissus
An erotic thriller about nuns searches for salvation beyond mere happiness.
Note: I wrote this for Medium.com. If you are reading this on another platform, it has been pirated. I quit the Medium Partner Program, so I’m not doing this for money. It is nice, however, to know someone’s reading, so please clap or comment to let me know somebody’s out there. Gladius adhuc lucet.