November 30, 2015
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Me by Nik Kowsar

Nik Kowsar, brave artist, writer, filmmaker and photographer came by recently and made this portrait of yours truly.

I think he caught something. (I hope it’s nothing serious.)

SB photo by Nik Kowsar

Dog of the Week: Crosby

Crosby is a Rhodesian Ridgeback from sunny California. He loves to romp and play. But most of all he appreciates the classics and spends his evenings contemplating Chekhov and Tolstoy. Nothing Rhodesian as far as I know.

By Terry Brodner who is a busy artist these days but is very bookable. See more HERE.


Dog of the Week: Lou


Dog of the Week by Terry Brodner:
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“Lou is a big gangly fellow who appears to be made out of Jello. His head is a planet. His gate is all wobbly. His tail is titanic and his kisses are slobbery. He looks like he’s made to search and destroy, but he’s really just a good little boy.”

Animal of the Day: Sassy!

Sassy, the modern miracle manic mutt of Manhattan, has been my constant pal and gaia guide for 16 years! She joined our family after a stint as a stray along the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York. My daughter, Terry, was then a dog-obsessed 8 year-old. She is now 24, a painter living in Brooklyn with her own cat and puppy. And Sassy has been with me through thick, thin . . . and sometimes thinner than that. She has 5 major medical conditions, each somehow kept quiescent with correct medical attention and some batshitcrazy life force I cannot understand . . . but truly marvel at.

Terry, I feel, has really caught the energy and personality here. Her commissions keep coming, BTW. She can be reached at TERRY BRODNER ART.
Steady as she goes, Sassy.

SASSY by TB sm


All-Jewish Oscars

Life of Bism Silver Linings Playbook 2sm Django 2sm Amour 2smLincoln Aveinu


Great thanks to Matthew Fishbane, Bari Weiss and Alana Newhouse of Tablet.