As a completely non-political artist maneuvering my way through a presidential election year (with primary season in full swing) -- and with at least one "old" section of artistinsane.com having recently been resurrected (i.e. the Mad Ravings On reviews mentioned in my last post), I thought it an appropriate time to share yet another "blast from" atistinsane's "past."
For several years in the mid-2000's, I wrote and published a newsletter called Mil Mania (sent to subscribers via email). As you'll see from this sample, it routinely included a mix of news, fiction, reviews, poetry and essays. Some of the essays were humorous, some serious, and some honestly expressed my thoughts on various topics -- which brings me to the reason I'm sharing the particular issue linked here.
As you'll see, this issue's "Temporary Insanity" column (middle of the right side) is about the subject of politics and art. As you'll also see, it was written in 2007 -- the year the smartphone debuted, incidentally (which has since exponentially increased the "information available ad nauseum" the article mentions) -- but as the title of this post implies, it could easily have just been penned today.
Mil Mania -- March-April 2007 Issue
P.S. The story "Of Julie and Better Men" under "Fiction" in the "Mil's Writing" section of artistinsane.com is, in fact, the Prologue to the novelette that was serialized in the "Writings From the Asylum" column of Mil Mania, a chapter of which is also included in the above issue.
And, as always, once you've read it, feel free to share your thoughts, either via email or the Random Rants Discussion Board.