In August, 2018, Francisco visited Deer Isle, Maine to see producer and friend Adrienne Chamberlin, whom he hasn’t seen in six months. Seeing how Adrienne, who has been fighting a brain tumor, will not likely recover, he shares what she has meant to his life and work.No Comments on Aug 26, 2018 Sadness in Deer Isle
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Recalling the Lost Mystique of the Renaissance Chiaroscuro Woodcut August 4, 2018
Francisco recounts how the brief history of this luminous medium was pioneered mainly by five masters, whose prolific reproduction, like modern Warhol silk screen prints, saturated the culture of their day.1 Comment on Recalling the Lost Mystique of the Renaissance Chiaroscuro Woodcut
Film Review of The Gospel According to Andre July 11, 2018
Francisco reflects on “The Gospel According to André”, a new documentary about the most sensitive and original avatar of the fashion industry, André Leon Talley.No Comments on Film Review of The Gospel According to Andre
Album: Meridians (2017) June 5, 2018
Available on Amazon.
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The Tragedy of Europe in the Life of Walter Benjamin May 16, 2018
The 20th century ushered in many innovations and changes, from industry and engineering to film. It also brought Europe and the world into two devastating wars. German cultural and literary critic Walter Benjamin lived and worked during this dangerous time, as media philosopher Francisco uncovers in this fascinating new episode. Dive into his mind!
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Roman Jakobson – A Double Pioneer April 24, 2018
While being driven to the 25th anniversary of the film “Groundhog Day” at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Francisco recounts the life of pioneering humanist Roman Jakobson, who published over 600 articles and books, often while fleeing the Nazis. And like Wittgenstein, Jakobson founded two major intellectual movements in the 20th century. Incredible man and mind.
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My Journey Across Psychology April 15, 2018
Hello! I hope you are enjoying the weekend. In a recent episode into “The Mind of Francisco Ricardo,” Francisco recalls a conversation with a psychologist in Los Angeles one night in “My Journey Across Psychology.”No Comments on My Journey Across Psychology
Art Versus Architecture: A Phenomenology of Difference April 6, 2018
Hello! Art and architecture, as two parts of a society’s culture, perform very different roles, influencing our lives in different programmed ways. Francisco delves into the purpose and problems of art and architecture in this new episode. Enjoy!No Comments on Art Versus Architecture: A Phenomenology of Difference
New Turmoil at MOCA March 16, 2018
Hello! Happy St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. In this episode, Francisco provides us the context concerning persons involved in a new controversy at the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art over the sudden firing of Helen Molesworth, its chief curator. This development follows similar stormy difficulties at the museum since 2000.No Comments on New Turmoil at MOCA
Arturo Sandoval: Heart and Music – Feature Length Documentary February 22, 2018
As Francisco has said on other occasions, the dream of escaping oppression is no less real now than it was years ago. Now Francisco walks you through his upcoming documentary “Arturo Sandoval: Heart and Music” featuring the story, music, and heroes in the life of jazz genius Arturo Sandoval, who escaped Cuba to become the greatest living jazz trumpeter of our time.No Comments on Arturo Sandoval: Heart and Music – Feature Length Documentary