As society columnist to my far-flung readers in cultural wastelands like England, Portugal and Denmark, I feel it my duty to attend as many local cultural events as possible. And by my definition of "as many as possible", that amounts to two this year. Well, three, counting Ball Pit Friday. It was an exhibition of art by tattoo artists, and the overall impression was of opening a spanking new Raw magazine back in '75: some stuff you like, some you don't, but all outside the mainstream and very interesting. And the walls were all painted different colors! Someone went to great lengths on that front!