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by Mark Corroto
Perry Farrell, of the rock band Jane's Addiction, might have said/sung it best in 1988, on the track Ted, Just Admit it..." when he whispered Nothing's Shocking." Indeed, nothing is in the 21st century. Marcel Duchamp's painting Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" (1912) is mostly admired today, and certainly not the trigger for a riot. Nor is the music of Ornette Coleman and Charlie Parker, or Louis Armstrong for that matter. Your father's and grandfather's revolutions are today symbols ...read more