Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Case of the Human Condition: A (Female) Painter Named Squeak

Squeak Carnwath’s paintings strike me as consumately female. They muse, they introspect, they meander, they talk (lotsa writing on them) — like most women I know. On view at the Oakland Museum through Aug. 23, 2009.

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Book Openers: I Still Haven’t Figured Out How to Pray — But I’m in Good Company

“I am a failure at prayer,” author Barbara Brown Taylor confesses . . . Now there’s a woman after my own heart.

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A Case of the Human Condition: I’m a Woman with a — Sprawling — Past

The trouble with painting inside your closets is — everything has to come out of them.
And then what do you do with all your beloved stuff?

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Book Openers: Holy Super Bowl, Holy Bambi, Holy Michael Jackson

Americans are practicing religion in sports stadiums, at Star Trek conventions, at Michael Jackson’s memorial, and on pornographic websites. Holy is all over the place in America, says author Gary Laderman, a professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Emory University and the author of a new book, “Sacred Matters.”

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A Case of the Human Condition: Men’s Secrets — No Women Allowed

Men’s No. 1 secret, Shepherd Bliss told me, the secret men most want to keep from women, from other men, from themselves – is that they, too, feel powerless.

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