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Entries by Peter Clothier from 12/2010

The Marriage Artist

| Posted 12.02.2010 | Books

The Marriage Artist is remarkable for its audacity and seriousness of purpose, as well as for its meticulous and lyrical delight in the English language.

Dear Mr. President

| Posted 12.06.2010 | Politics

Dear Mr. President, I need some clarity. I think that I deserve it. I voted for you, and I have been a consistent supporter even when my fellow-liber...

Drawing the Line

| Posted 12.09.2010 | Politics

When it comes to the decisions that I myself make, and the actions I take, I do have a line I believe I should not cross. But it's more problematic when it comes to drawing lines for others not to cross, presidents included.

Kirk Pedersen: Urban Asian Series

| Posted 12.15.2010 | Arts

The cover images of Kirk Pedersen's new, handsomely-boxed two-volume photographic publication, Urban Asia and Tradeoffs, from his Urban Asian Series, offer a striking study in contrasts.

Censorship: Coast to Coast

| Posted 12.17.2010 | Arts

The Republican agenda, it seems to me, is primarily about holding on to power at all costs. If that involves kow-towing to the Catholic church's objection to a museum exhibition, so be it.

A Book Review: Choosing To Be

| Posted 12.27.2010 | Books

We receive our life-lessons in often less than comfortable or welcome ways. A good part of our suffering is created by the need we develop early on i...