Almost overnight, the cop who pepper-sprayed a group of nonviolent students at UC Davis has become an art world fixture. I’m especially moved by Pike’s intrusion on the tranquil scene depicted in Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. More here.
Cash flow problems (a check didn’t clear in a timely manner). He’ll be back online as soon as it’s all straightened out.
Athenae, as always, sums it up nicely: The person who fucked up (in this case, the UCDavis chancellor) isn’t the one who decides it’s “time to move forward.” Or “on”, or anything else.
All hell breaking loose, 28 dead so far in the “million man” protest. Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Kouddous tweets:
Protesters go to front lines, get gassed, and shot at, come back gasping, stumbling & wounded, recover, then go back
Livestream at 8 a.m.:
Antibiotics make me cranky and disrupt my sleep. I wake up feeling like I took a 25-mile hike through a lunar landscape – lots of weird dreams.