Who was Laurence Vail? And why did he have so many troubled children?
by Lisa Janssen - In classic gadabout form, Renate Druks is remembered as an ephemeral creature. Like Wallace Berman, she attracted a circle of remarkable people and forged connections between them. On her own, she was a painter, but even more acted as muse for so many others’ work.
by Lisa Janssen - Carole Eastman. Contrary to the most typical gadabout, she did produce one masterwork, FIVE EASY PIECES. But so quietly that she is rarely remembered behind the towering actor and director.
by Lisa Janssen - Every once in a while my father would talk about his favorite movie Two-Lane Blacktop. As he spoke of it his gaze would drift to a place far off from the dinner table. He would describe the white line going up the middle of the highway, how it filled the screen of the drive-in theatre he had seen it in. “These two guys just drive,” he said. “That’s all they do.”