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Profile of Holly Hunt

Articles written for the California Literary Review:

  • House Recap: ‘Blowing the Whistle’ (Season 8, Episode 15)
    Posted on 03 Apr 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    Anyway, we open at the airport, where a young military family – mom, kid, dad covered in medals – are waiting to greet “Uncle Brent”, who is returning from Afghanistan. They’ve made a sign and everything. They’re all very bummed out when Uncle Brent is escorted off the plane in handcuffs, surrounded by MPs, like an African-American Bradley Manning.

  • The Forgotten Sculpture of John B. Flannagan
    Posted on 29 Mar 2012 in After Image, Art

    His sculptures, like his wonderful Elephant of 1929-1930, or his Chimpanzee of 1928, were often carved directly from the rock; they are both roughhewn and elegant, radically simple but powerfully emotional, immediately evoking both the natural forms of the stones from which they are made, and the living creatures they represent. It’s sad to think of them languishing in obscurity.

  • Art Review: Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful, Denver Art Museum
    Posted on 22 Mar 2012 in Art, Art & Design, Photography

    The pair make their way through a crowded New York park. At the woman’s neck, a whistle such as a lifeguard might use dangles like a pendant from a choker. Why is she wearing such a thing? Is it a form of DIY fashion, or an early version of a rape whistle, emblem of an increasing fear of street crime, as well as the greater sense of vulnerability felt by women in public? It’s impossible to know – Winogrand snapped the picture quickly, and the tilted framing of the subjects betrays its spontaneity.

  • House Recap: ‘Love is Blind’ (Season 8, Episode 14)
    Posted on 20 Mar 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    After three weeks’ hiatus (NASCAR, double dose of Alcatraz, rerun) House hit the ground running – a young blind man with a complicated love life has to choose between probable deafness and certain death, while House’s mom shows up to tell everyone she’s betrothed to the man House thinks is his biological father. Some partial truths about House’s paternity are partially revealed, and there’s still time for Park to accidentally sample the patient’s LSD and spend a few hours hallucinating the others as rabbits.

  • House Recap: ‘Man of the House’ (Season 8, Episode 13)
    Posted on 21 Feb 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    Joe is now turning bright yellow, indicating liver failure, as the team bickers over competing diagnoses of celiac disease and Lyme disease. He’s also munching burgers, commenting on his wife’s ass, and making business deals left and right, as the testosterone kicks in.

  • House Recap: ‘Chase’ (Season 8, Episode 12)
    Posted on 14 Feb 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    There’s an elegiac tone about tonight’s broadcast, the first episode to air since it was announced that this is, indeed, the final season of House. We’re entering the final countdown, and with a suitably dark episode.

  • House Recap: ‘Nobody’s Fault’ (Season 8, Episode 11)
    Posted on 07 Feb 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    As promised, we get something different this week. We open with the camera panning across a room in the hospital in which something very bad has clearly gone down – blood spatter, a bloody handprint, a cluster of Mylar balloons bobbing ironically against the ceiling. It’s so bad there’s not even any music on the soundtrack until we’ve had a few minutes to take it all in.

  • House Recap: ‘Runaways’ (Season 8, Episode 10)
    Posted on 31 Jan 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    This week’s premise – “A Different House,” in which we see House caring for a patient as he never has before – is a bit oversold. Pretty much, House stands up for a teenage runaway’s right to hate her pill-popping mother and make a life without her. Though, to the writers’ credit, the parallels with House’s own father issues aren’t pushed too hard.

  • Into the Void: The Bicoastal Legacy of Weldon Kees
    Posted on 26 Jan 2012 in After Image, Art, Poetry

    This is very different stuff than the angst of later confessional poets such as Lowell and Plath, whose despair is essentially personal, rooted in disappointment and disillusionment. Kees, by comparison, proposes that this is simply how it is, and does so with enough coolness and elegance that it comes as no surprise that Wallace Stevens wrote to Kees ordering a volume of a limited edition of his verse.

  • House Recap: ‘Better Half’ (Season 8, Episode 9)
    Posted on 24 Jan 2012 in Movies & TV, Television

    So, here we are, back at Princeton-Plainsboro. House still has an ankle monitor, Dr. Chi Park still has an interestingly spiky personality, Dr. Jessica Adams still doesn’t have much personality at all. Taub is absent this week, attributed to a sick daughter. House makes a Taub-is-short joke about how he’s got Taub in his backpack.

  • Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum
    Posted on 09 Jan 2012 in Architecture, Art, Art & Design

    In 1959, he referred to esteemed critic Clement Greenberg and others as “wandering mongrels” only able to “cock a leg” against work they could not understand.

  • West of Center: Art and the Countercultural Experiment in America, 1965 -1977, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
    Posted on 05 Jan 2012 in Art, Art & Design

    Earnest rather than ironic, unashamedly idealistic, unafraid of appearing amateurish and haphazard, many of the contents of this exhibition have the air of artifacts from a lost world.

  • Art Review: Two Chinese Exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum
    Posted on 03 Jan 2012 in Art, Art & Design, China

    This was a world in which the color of the glass finial on one’s hat indicated with precision one’s rank at court; in which the bird or animal embroidered in silk and gold thread on a silken badge indicated a civil or military official’s place in the hierarchy. (Degrees of civil officialdom were represented by birds such as cranes or pheasants, while military rank was indicated by fiercer animals, such as tigers, leopards, lions, and the legendary quilin.)

  • House Recap: ‘Perils of Paranoia’ (Season 8, Episode 8)
    Posted on 29 Nov 2011 in Movies & TV, Television

    I know I’m on controversial ground here, but if people read more Victorian literature, they’d be aware that mostly, before vaccines (and decent plumbing), people just died a lot, especially the children. Doesn’t anyone read Jane Eyre anymore? Or the novels of Mrs. Gaskell?

  • House Recap: ‘Dead and Buried’ (Season 8, Episode 7)
    Posted on 22 Nov 2011 in Movies & TV, Television

    So, after a radically different start to the season (House in jail, no Cuddy, no team), we’re now firmly refocused on the classic themes – House testing his boss’s limits, House testing Wilson’s patience, arguments over clinic hours, lots of mysterious bleeding on the part of the Patient of the Week.

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