Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2017’


Reflections on the Two Fisherman

W. Somerset Maugham was, according to many accounts, the most widely read novelist since Charles Dickens. I first became interested in Maugham in the 1980’s when I was taking a film class with artist Janet Echelman at Harvard. As Janet mentions in her interview with me (click here for the my interview with Janet), she recalls seeing my film on the “Sadhu” …

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The British Toast Rack


JOQ Contributor Brett Scott’s thoughts on The British Toaster Rack: I think the British toast rack is the epitome of pointless and counterproductive control. Why bother to stoically present toast in a rack when you can just ambush it with butter as it pops out of toaster. Strangely enough though, I do know of British people who are uncomfortable with hot melted butter …

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