Diary #2

PALO ALTO, 1999 — Sleeping with Mark in his Palo Alto apartment. This is my proof. He did love me once. THE HAGUE, 2012 — Seeing this photo with my ex husband does not make me angry. Strangely, it doesn’t make me sad. It sort of makes me happy. That …

Diary #1

NEW YORK CITY, 1985 — For my sixteenth birthday Wendy and I got to go to New York! OMG it was so much crazy fun. I wrote this on the hotel stationary. Honestly, I have no idea what I meant back then, but there it is. I think it was …

Weak Genes

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ, 27 April — Launched 10 April, and sued yesterday by 18 Olympic athletes claiming implied endorsement without consent, the Samsung Electronics America Inc., Olympic Genome Project on Facebook is a social network visualized poorly. Essentially “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” for the Olympics via Facebook, SGP takes …

The More Tag

YOUR KEYBOARD, 20 April — To use the “more” tag, or not to use the more tag? To have a “full post” home page or an “excerpt” home page? It’s an age-old question. The blogging tradition started with full posts piled one on top of the other, much like the …

VB34 – Net / Work

KANDAHAR, 10 March — Light and space artist Betty Tureaud and performance artist Vaneeesa Blaylock collaborated for the first time today on Net / Work a massive installation of Wagnerian ambition. In dramatic contrast to Gallery Xue / London’s closet-sized 165 square-meter facility, the Gallery Xue / Kandahar mountain site …

Timmie Jean Lindsey

HOUSTON, 16 March 1962* — today Timmie Jean Lindsey underwent the world’s first silicone-gel breast implant surgery. The 30-year-old mother of 6 whose poverty-level income qualified her for free medical care entered the hospital to have rose tattoos grafted off her breasts and was propositioned by two surgeons, at least …

Passing

VEST-AGDER, NORWAY, 13 April — Vaneeesa Blaylock and Sojourner Starship had dinner at the Bella Bistro Restaurant here tonight. Two friends sharing a table and a meal. The most ordinary of circumstances. Yet who are they really? Do the masks they wear reveal more than they hide? I had dinner …

Bullshit on Demand

THE HAGUE, 9 April — Vaneeesa Blaylock’s skill at detecting bullshit, or at least her glee at convincing herself that she does, have gained a wide following. Recently paid £500 to determine whether or not Clipix and SocialBro are or are not in fact BULLSHIT!!!, Blaylock’s research is today being …

Athena Reich

NEW YORK CITY, 6 April — Singer, songwriter, actress, TV Personality, Lady Gaga impersonator, and arts educator Athena Reich gets us up to speed on Performance Art with a marvelous video series she created a while back for Expert Village. • Athena Reich website • Athena Reich YouTube channel • …