#3W Total, Update #3

What’s the total? To date, I have received information about outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $72,301. This is only an estimate. Cultural Weekly published an essay I wrote for its new column, “Art in Context.” I address the way 3rd Ward treated instructors and members as well as the ways New York City is contributing to accelerating… Read more →

#3WTotal, Update #2

What’s the total? To date, I have received information about outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $70,573. This is only an estimate. What’s the backstory on this number? After 7 years, 3rd Ward ceased operations in Brooklyn on October 8, 2013, without warning instructors, members or students. (The new Philly location also closed around this time.) Instructors received… Read more →

The Project Is the Project: Chiwan Choi and Writ Large Go #90for90

  Chiwan Choi calls people out like the punk outsider who’s used to being ignored. Despite LA Weekly hailing Choi as the “Jay Z of poetry” last year (for retiring: he’s since un-retired), he knows independent—non-white—voices like his are often overlooked, and this summer he wanted to do something about it. For a while after “quitting poetry” Chiwan restricted his… Read more →

Make Your Own America

“A mass audience in the United States is not an audience for a collectively generated idea, welded together by the power of that idea and by common debates about it. Mass audiences are created…by the marketing of excitements that take the place of ideas, of real collective debate, vision, or catharsis; excitements that come and go, so fast that they… Read more →