Thought For The Day
Thought For The Day
The Commercial
The vulgarity inevitably associated with commercial success is not a dangerous opiate, distracting us from eternal truths. In America, vulgarity is the vehicle for the expression of eternal truths. Bernard Welt

Liberation comes from the realm of the commercial. Jeff Koons

Person Of The Month
Liane Balaban
A conceptual artist, Liane Balaban has created her latest masterpiece. It's called 'A Table'. She explains: 'A Table features a seemingly hip, steely-grey, metallic utilitarian-type dinner setting, but upon closer inspection the perversions reveal themselves. All the dinner ware and utensils are subtly genitalia-inspired. Phallus tipped chopsticks, anus-esque salt and pepper shakers, vagina-like napkin holders. It's very avant-garde.'

Actually, Liane just made that up. The reality is a lot more glamourous. Aged 18, she has just played the lead in New Waterford Girls, a film directed by Allan Moyle (best-known for 'Pump Up The Volume'). This film, shot on Cape Breton, will be premiered at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival. Liane is sure to become the 21st century's answer to Audrey Hepburn and Winona Ryder. I'm a bit reluctant to share her with you, actually, but here she is. Because, as Devoto once put it, 'I desire you for ever... and everyone'.