Monthly Archives: September 2015


karma row: vintage street sale

I just did a street-trunk sale for my Etsy shop, romanlovesgigi, selling a buttload of mostly clothes, some hung on a rack, others in large apple baskets, and loved it! This gorgeous Fall weather didn’t hurt. There were shoes; a couple of tables I’m getting rid of, one small lucite table with a curved edge, […]


I have to say I wouldn’t like this game nearly

I have to say I wouldn’t like this game nearly as much if the Giants weren’t a team in total disarray. They obviously are having trouble figuring out their new offense, which is really a bad thing considering it’s Week 10. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have lost their killer instinct and look like just another team. […]


artschmart: olympia + iris

It occurred to me that this image/still of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, 1976, did for the 20th century what Manet’s Olympia, 1863, did for the 19th: confront society with its ultimate sham-muse; the idealized whore. Or courtesan no-more. Manet did it by attacking art history’s tradition of the reclining nude, and showing what a sham all […]