DISPATCH FROM STOCKLEY GARDENS

I'm not a big fan of the kind of art that populates the festival circuit, but I like watching the artists and their followers. Especially at Stockley Gardens: at certain times and from certain angles, it looks like a hipsters' retirement community. Not necessarily an unpleasant resemblance, considering the other gathering-resemblance possibilities, like a town hall meeting. Speaking of which, isn't it odd that these grass-roots spontaneous outbursts of populism kind of disappeared at the same time Fox News personalities stopped sponsoring them? Huh. Kind of makes you want to speculate about some kind of correlation, doesn't it? You know, Faux News spends a lot of its airtime exposing the corrupt power of the left-wing media, but I'd like to see Katie Couric be able to incite a mob of red-faced yahoos to burst into a town meeting and shut it down. The only people I've ever seen her incite are the anti-Couricites. I'd like to incite a mob one day. It's on my bucket list. I've never incited anyone, unless you count Dr. Research trying to run me down with a luxury automobile.