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Josh Karpf

Member Since 27 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2017 06:00 PM

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In Topic: The New Yorker

23 September 2017 - 03:18 PM

Not in the New Yorker, but about it, or at least about its parent, and not complimentary:


How Condé Nast Put the Squeeze on New Yorker Cartoonists


Two days ago Times has a cutesy slide show, Some Cartoons That Missed the Cut, complementing an article about a group art show about New Yorker cartoon rejects. But the expose earlier this month about the Cartoon Bank is so much more interesting. It should've been at least mentioned.

In Topic: So many Exhibitions, So Little Time

11 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

(Spouse-promotion disclaimer.) There's a floor of a few coop galleries at 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, halfway down a block past the High Line, that includes my lovely spouse's solo show at Noho Gallery. These abstract sculptures she spins/dyes/weaves/stuff are all about heartbreak . . . preceding me, she assures me.




Unfortunately all the galleries had their openings last week. So there'll be no wine-and-cheese foraging this coming Thursday. Maybe at the ground-floor gallery, which is a pay-for-play vanity gallery.

In Topic: Dingbat of the Day

11 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

A childhood friend who'd loved but lost her father years before had found his sock garters in the attic.


So she wore them to school, having heard or read that garters were sexy for women. A few classed went by before a science teacher pulled her out of the hallway to rescue her.


As for myself, once I rubbed on Oxy 5 before heading out for work, thinking it was moisturizer. Till I felt my face contract.

In Topic: Fixer-upper houseboat (my childhood home) for $1 in lower Westchester

19 August 2017 - 05:03 PM


The Eames chair and ottoman ARE the crown jewels. Our dad, in his last year, had driven the chair to Eames healer Slawomir Lesnicki in NJ to have the shock mounts fixed after they'd been broken for many years. Dad, lonely and long dependent on his walker, chatted with Lesnicki for hours instead of just dropping it off.


can i make you an offer for the chair? you know without the boat and it's horror show calvacade of headaches


Oops, I just accidentally bolted it and the ottoman to the deck.

In Topic: Fixer-upper houseboat (my childhood home) for $1 in lower Westchester

19 August 2017 - 02:19 PM

I could not invent a better cast for a fine reality show.

Last month's potential buyer, a nice young woman in the local band Turbosleaze, had been willing to take the boat. But just before we were to sign, the man who'd brokered the sale, an elderly accented local character known as "the Frenchman" who was going to tow it to his last-chance marina -- a postapocalyptic collection of beaten-up pleasure boats, former workboats, and houseboats -- bait-and-switched her on the slip-space rate. Turbosleaze Girl could afford to buy it, but not to keep it.

Then the band went on tour, leaving me with the boat. Tune in next time. . . .