Art At A Time Like This: Ministry of Truth

Enough! by Terry Berkowitz

At a time like this, when we are pretty much limited in our ability to see art in traditional indoor museum settings, I was happy to stumble over the website Art At A Time Like This. Created almost exactly a year ago, in March of 2020, a month I think we all remember, Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen set to work creating an internet art museum. One of their first projects was to document an outdoor billboard project called “Ministry of Truth” that addresses the increasingly authoritarian direction of our culture and politics.

Click on the triangle or mp3 link above to hear my interview with Barbara and Anne as broadcast today on the Arts Express radio program on WBAI FM NYC and Pacifica affiliates across the nation.

You can visit Art At A Time Like This here:

Doo Wah Diddy Diddy


Manfred Mann on Monday, just because.

From that miracle year of 1964, when every damn song in the top 40 was memorable.

The Billboard Top 25 of 1964:

1 I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles
2 She Loves You The Beatles
3 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong
4 Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
5 I Get Around The Beach Boys
6 Everybody Loves Somebody Dean Martin
7 My Guy Mary Wells
8 We’ll Sing in the Sunshine Gale Garnett
9 Last Kiss J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers
10 Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes
11 People Barbra Streisand
12 Java Al Hirt
13 A Hard Day’s Night The Beatles
14 Love Me Do The Beatles
15 Do Wah Diddy Diddy Manfred Mann
16 Please Please Me The Beatles
17 Dancing in the Street Martha and the Vandellas
18 Little Children Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
19 Love Me with All Your Heart Ray Charles Singers
20 Under the Boardwalk The Drifters
21 Chapel of Love The Dixie Cups
22 Suspicion Terry Stafford
23 Glad All Over The Dave Clark Five
24 Rag Doll The Four Seasons
25 Dawn (Go Away) The Four Seasons

Thanks to Youtuber Darryl Hushaw