Laura van den Berg

“Death!/ Plop.”: The Instructive Power of Very Bad Art

“Death!/ Plop.”: The Instructive Power of Very Bad Art

In the basement of three small theaters in Massachusetts lives a collection of some of humankind’s worst artistic efforts: the Museum of Bad Art. Everything in the collection is gloriously, earnestly bad (the curators reject anything that seems bad by intention). You can go there. You should. The photograph above is just a first taste….

Round-Down: A Look at the Crowded Literary Journal Landscape

We all know someone who thinks it. We’ve all heard it, somewhere, before: There are too many literary magazines on the Internet and in the world. The argument goes something like this: No one reads those small journals anyway. They’re all the same; they all publish the same kind of work. They have no subscriber…