The Pretension of Calling Art Pretentious

This might be one of my biggest pet peeves: people calling art pretentious in a derogatory manner. Let’s look at the definition of the word: pre·ten·tious /prəˈten(t)SHəs/ adjective attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed. You know, pretense, as in to pretend, make-believe. Now, is that not the […]

The Art of Shutting Your Unsolicited Pie-hole

It is your first Monday after landing that “big kid” job you have been waiting to hear back from weeks after a third interview two weeks out of grad school. This is it. You are a grown up… by definition. You have your willingness to impress accompanying your desperation to validate the six plus years […]