Saturday, December 23, 2006

fresh hell

happy holiday wishes all around!
kora in hell | sciences also provides some commentary on siamese cat behavior

happy holidays

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

fresh hell : dec 11

kora in hell | letters :
  • the ian mcewan plagiarism nonsense &
  • thomas pynchon's letter re: ian mcewan
kora in hell | extra-curricular :
  • narcissistic celebrities: shocking but true

Friday, December 08, 2006

fresh hell : dec 8

  • Order is restored. Each page has its own topic but all are organized in the same way.

  • I've started an entry on the arts and crafts and art nouveau movements
  • shameless commerce: items in the arts and crafts style

  • a discussion of the myth of persephone and why pomegranates are significant this time of year
  • shameless commerce: items for writers, readers, and sullen teenagers.

  • home ec: mulled pomegranate cider recipe
  • more shameless commerce

  • name change: project runway has switched to extra-curricular
  • my excuse for my shameless commercialism

  • The one thing I'm not ashamed to sell on my blog my t-shirt that supports the New Orleans/Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All profits for these shirts (there is a men's and a women's version) go the the NOLA SPCA for the support of animals, and especially the many abandoned dogs following the Katrina disaster. The cameras are gone but they are still there and need our help all the more.

Monday, December 04, 2006

fresh hell : dec 3

kora in hell | project runway site renaming / rethinking
I've decided to widen the focus of this page to include more general discussions of popular culture. Keeping with my theme, I'm calling it extra-curricular.
kora in hell | sciences
Idiotic ideas about science are not limited to one political or religious group. At least this one is more amusing than most.
kora in hell | letters
gifts for writers, writing ideas for writers

Saturday, December 02, 2006

fresh hell : dec 2

Sorry to harp on this but as a public service I just wanted to emphasize the three reasons why you should check out my kora in hell shop:
  1. Since my shop is new my prices are at the lowest markup level.
  2. CafePress is currently offering a deal on free shipping until December 20th.
  3. I have t-shirts available that benefits the NOLA SPCA (New Orleans/Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

fresh hell : nov 28

Some more information about the new kora in hell shop:
  • I have two image motifs that I'm using just for the holiday season:
  1. pomegranates
  2. siamese cat in the hat

  • There are t-shirts that benefit the New Orleans/Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
  • There are gifts for kids.
  • There are some black t-shirts that are perfect for that disaffected college student on everyone's shopping list.
  • All art is original and it may not be genius but at least it is better than most of the crap that you see out there.

Monday, November 27, 2006

fresh hell : nov 27

the kora in hell shop is now open!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

fresh hell : nov 14

kora in hell |arts | fashion | project runway : uli's collection

Friday, November 10, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

fresh hell : nov 5

kora in hell |arts | fashion | project runway : laura's collection (all posts)
part 1 : a review of the individual pieces and the collection as a whole
part 2 : a discussion of Laura's design style and technique as it relates to the work of two of the major fashion designers of the past century: Madeline Vionnet and Valentino.
part 3 : odds and ends

Monday, October 23, 2006

fresh hell : oct 23

kora in hell |arts | fashion | project runway : this past week has been all about jeffrey

Saturday, October 14, 2006

fresh hell

kora's makeover : I've switched to beta -- some formatting and more links will be added in the next week or so but most of the site has been updated.

kora in hell |arts | fashion | project runway
episode 13:

Sunday, October 08, 2006

fresh hell : oct 8

kih | arts | fashion | project runway :
episode 12 | the reunion :

Monday, October 02, 2006

fresh hell : oct 2

kih | arts | fashion | project runway

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

fresh hell : sept 22

- arts | fashion: flappers, follies & feathers
  • the new woman : the flapper & all that jazz (including Josephine Baker)
  • the new shape : from the curve to the line -- the dramatic change in fashion during the early 20th century
  • folies & follies : what are they, where do they come from and what do they have to do with fashion?
  • josephine baker : who was she and why was she so fascinating?
These are still in need of some tweaking and editing but the basic information is now up. To check these out as separate pages click on individual topics or just click on arts | fashion and read them all at once.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

fresh hell : sept 20

kih | arts | fashion | project runway
  • mug shot chic : the latest trend in men's fashion
  • repeat offenders : episode 10 -- thoughts on bringing back various designers
  • stuck in the past : is it impossible to update jackie o?
kih | arts | modernism/dance/fashion
  • josephine baker : a brief bio (more to come . . . )

Monday, September 18, 2006

fresh hell : sept 18

  • kih | arts | fashion | project runway : jay mccarroll runway review ; josephine baker teaser & more!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

fresh hell : sept 14

  • kih | fashion | project runway : episode 10 -- this installment includes laura's triumph, the return of the repressed, another e-z sew pattern, and an insouciance & apéritif retrospective
  • kih | letters : the french department -- kih presents a new resource entitled "pretend to speak french"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

fresh hell : sept 13

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

fresh hell : sept 12

- Speculation on tomorrow night's "special guests" +
- Insouciance & Apéritif (at right) are back!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

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I have a Ph.D. in English and twenty years of experience working in academia as both a teacher and an administrator. My scholarship examines various intersections between literature and the visual arts. As an administrator I did advanced research development including grant writing in nearly every area of the humanities and social sciences. I also worked in medicine and in the technology industry. I now work freelance as a writer and researcher. I specialize in developing materials for presentation and publication such as teaching, lectures, and exhibits. Please send me an email if you would like to know more about my work and what I might be able to do for you.

Friday, September 08, 2006

fresh hell : sept 9

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

fresh hell : sept 5

kih | arts | fashion | project runway
there's a fine line between holly hobbie and haute couture . . .
the hh chronicles
the hobbien mysteries
when hh hits the runway
circa 1974

Sunday, September 03, 2006


1. Critics and Connoisseurs

What is
there in being able
to say that one has dominated the stream in an attitude of self-defense;
in proving that one has had the experience
of carrying a stick?

2. Those Various Scalpels

Are they weapons or scalpels?
Whetted to brilliance
by the hard majesty of that sophistication which is superior to opportunity,

these things are rich instruments with which to experiment
But why dissect destiny with instruments
more highly specialized than components of destiny itself?

--Marianne Moore