Posts byMichael Sapunor

The World’s at War with Tyrants – Shall We Crouch?

Artists, in their times, have played significant roles in political revolutions the whole world over, whether it be John Milton defending dissidents in the First English Civil War in the 1640s or living artists such as Ai Weiwei calling for extensive political reform in modern China. What about art and artistic life intersects with politics

What Flows from Me is Never Dull: Artistic Life and Drinking

he French poet Charles Baudelaire once remarked that “One should always be drunk.” Ambrose Bierce in his Devil’s Dictionary defined an abstainer as “a weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.” In a 1956 interview with The Paris Review, William Faulkner summed up what seems to be the pervasive mode

Japanoise: Danger Music in Kansai

n late 1985, the Japanese noise rock band Hanatarash performed what would be their last show in Japan for several years. They had earned a reputation for their extreme live shows and their experimentation with a genre they had created, “danger music.” Danger music is an extension of the avant-garde noise movement, in which musicians