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Fear and Denial By Pepón Osorio

Fear and Denial
Photo By Gail

One of the foremost installation artists working today, Pepón Osorio here presents two cats wearing medallions that say, respectively, fear and denial. These oversize domestic animals (their scale accentuated by the small table they sit on) may say something about the exaggerated role that our fears and denials play within our own imaginations.

Photographed at the Brooklyn Museum.

The Decline of Western Civilization

Decline of Western Civilization Movie Poster
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On This Date in 1981: The Penelope Spheeris-directed Punk Rock Documentary, The Decline Of Western Civilization debuted in Southern California. Capturing the ferocity of the thriving and wildly influential LA and Orange County Punk music scene, Decline featured live performances from Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, Fear, Alice Bag Band, X, Catholic Discipline and The Germs, whose now long-deceased lead singer, Darby Crash graces the central spot of the promo poster. Many of the film’s live performance scenes were shot at The Fleetwood, a cavernous live music venue near the pier in Redondo Beach, which I believe was formerly home to a Bowling Alley or Skate Rink.

Thought of the Day From Hunter S. Thompson

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“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”

Thanks to AJ for the tip!