Damian Purdy

To the appendix, from the heart

Dearest Appendix, We need to talk. The vibe between us has been kind of, I don’t know, “off” lately. You know what I’m talking about….


He’s our man

Most people believe Leonard Cohen authored the playbook for late-night conversation, drinking wine, making out and then feeling vaguely depressed about it all. But a…


Immortal Kombat

Nothing pisses on our parade like “death.” It is responsible for countless awesome people like Socrates, MJ and my grandfather not being around to hang…


The light of the world

When various medieval mountebanks and oddballs assembled “Cabinets of curiosities,” wooden boxes of things like mummy body parts, paintings of people with deformities, and narwhal…



Weird Canvases : Hysterical Postures

“Weird Canvases” is a continuing look at amazing art found in unusual, unrecognized, or otherwise unexpected places. This week: Hysterical postures Perhaps moreso than any…