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Bureaucratic Fantasy

Here’s a moment of high comedy from Chin P’ing Mei, an account of Taoist ritual:“This lot consists of nine memorials…the one submitted at the time of the ninth recitation to the Ruler of the Most Exalted Crimson Empyrean, the Perfected … Continue reading

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A Night at the Opera

I’m on an Adorno kick these days, because he is so right, but doubt that makes him much loved in the art world. As with any great critic, the common response is willful misunderstanding. As a corrective to the normal … Continue reading

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