02 February 2004

Quote for the Day

We have been trained to regard certain kinds of art (especially the violent, the arcane, and the assaultive) as "experimental". But there's all the difference in the world between studying oxidation and producing loud noises with gunpowder. The former leads somewhere; the latter (analogous to rock groups' raising the ante with decibelage, luridness, and violence) does not.
--Joanna Russ, How to Suppress Women's Writing