Ribbon Around A Bomb

Femme Avant-core

Arts Bombast: Bauhaus Women

I’m sick in bed, and I’ve spent more time than I like to admit today researching women of the Bauhaus movement. There is some really incredible shit to be found … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Louise Nevelson

“The greatest thing we have is the awareness of the mind. There we can build mansions. There we have all the things that are not given to us on earth.” … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

In the Mood for… Pride

O HAAY, San Francisco. This weekend is one our beloved city’s most significant, majestic, and celebratory events: SF PRIDE. With the federal government overturning DOMA on Wednesday, I have a … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Lorna Simpson

Lorna Simpson is not a nonchalent photographer. She creates very intentional, carefully crafted photographic works, usually with still details of the body and associated words. The stark images and words … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Allen Ginsberg at CJM

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg [Ginsberg, 1953.] I recently had the rather mystical pleasure of attending a preview of the Contemporary Jewish Museum‘s new exhibition, … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Arts Bombast: Picture This at the SFPL

[Mission: Mission High School, ca. 1946.] Saturday (aka the day that I did ALL the things) I had a chance to visit our fine city’s Public Library. For any bibliophobes … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: Ruby Ray

Another week, another punk photographer featured on Ribbon Around a Bomb. Ruby Ray‘s shots bring pure, unadulterated joy to mine eyes on this otherwise so-so Wednesday. The best part? The … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arts Bombast: National Geographic’s FOUND

RAD new Tumblr alert: In honor of their 125th anniversary, National Geographic is releasing a series of vintage photographs, many never-before-published and rarely seen by the public. You can view … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Sheila Rock

Happy International Women’s Day! Even though nearly every day is IWD at Ribbon Around a Bomb, it seems especially appropriate to feature a female artist today. Sheila Rock is a … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

Arts Bomast: Artsy

Art-lovers: Have you heard of Artsy? I recently signed up and am quickly becoming hooked on this site. It’s a bit like Pinterest (which I’m also obsessed with, btw), but … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

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