Volume I, Issue 16
September 22 - September 29, 1997
Once again, the Arts & Leisure world extends beyond the borders
of the gallery. Yes, we've got the usual stories about the visual
arts: women painters, youthful sculptors, even interactive shows
based on patterns and process. But sometimes you gotta switch
That's why this section's lead story is about the art of Harley
Davidson motorcycles. Or should I say, hogs? Choppers, perhaps?
Whatever they're called, these big bikes have become increasingly
popular with the yuppie set, who need to feel wild-n-wooley every
now and then after a long day at the office. As they raise the
demand, the motorcycles become more expensive, making them inaccessible
to the very blue-collar folk who helped establish the company
in the first place. Read this story for the low-down.
Oh, and speaking of wild-n-wooley, try this on for size: This
author wrote a whole column about his socks. What's strange about
the article is that, coincidence coincidence, I once wrote an
essay about my socks -- how they always seem to disappear
in the dryer, how sometimes it's hard to find a match, and how
sad it is to have to throw one away while the other's still good.
And here I thought I was being original.
One author who's definitely got his socks on is Jeff Smith, writing
his weekly editorial from Montana. Though Jeff Smith's stuff usually
goes in the News & Opinion section, I couldn't help but suspect
that Jeff is really on vacation, and writing columns carping about
hunting laws and Californicators is just his way of relaxing.
That said, I'm going to kick back and leave the rest of this
Arts & Leisure section for you to figure out. My socks are
off and I'm goin' for a hog ride.