Works of Art2020-12-01T08:56:54-07:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

Life Thru Art

Thou Doth Protest Too Much: The Silent Night, Deadly Night Controversy

Picture this: the year is 1984 and you are an impressionable youth watching an episode of Three’s Company or Little House on the Prairie when during a commercial break this comes on the TV: Obviously after this there was no going back. Your childhood was over, years of therapy ensued, and Christmas – that most beloved of holidays – would never be the same again. Or

By |December 2nd, 2021|

A Merry Little Alternative Xmas

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, that’s a given. People seem to enjoy the colored lights, the slowly dying tree in the living room, and the glitter. Oh, and the gifts. People seem to really like the gifts. But did you know there is also a different side to Christmas? Ways to celebrate Christmas that are unusual? And some people – get this – don’t even

By |December 1st, 2021|

In the Swirling Sands I Jump

I stand atop the Sand Dunes at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo, the blood of Christ, my back to the wind. The sand swirls around me, my pockets fill with it, my feet sink in it till I am buried up to my ankles. There are grains of sand in my teeth and I try not to smile. I try not to smile but it is hard. I

By |November 3rd, 2021|

My Favorite Things to Eat: A Former New Yorker Talks About Food

What are my favorite things to eat? Good question. Thanks for asking. Bagels. Mozzarella. And what are the two foods I loved most in New York that I can’t find now that I live in Denver? Bagels. Mozzarella. If you ever hear that I’ve moved back east, and I say something like “I want to be closer to my family” or “I miss the racial diversity of New York”

By |November 1st, 2021|

A 1999 Interview with Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Way back before the turn of the century (which is an extremely fun phrase to write) I and aspiring author, Justin Rickard, decided to start an independent, self-published magazine. It was called The Pythagorean. It was a melding of sorts of philosophy, spirituality, and science. Our goal was to show how these things were not at odds with one another but in fact enhanced and strengthened each other - how

By |October 27th, 2021|

Art effects our life everyday whether we know it or not. Be it a famous painting, a beautiful photograph, or a public sculpture art is all around us and makes our lives better and more meaningful. In this feature I talk about my favorite pieces of art and how they have impacted my own life.


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