I've been reading Althouse for a while, and I'm liking her more and more, not the least for her occasional veering off the stressful political, legal, intellectual tracks onto something arty and flirty. Check her out.
A total windfall from an idle trolling one internet site or another, round about two years ago. I'm Facebook friend with the impersonal entity. The site offers an array of freebies, including movies, e-books, educational resources. I especially recommend this to my home-schooling friends (I'm talking about you, Jan). There are free lessons ranging from foreign languages (like, Mandarin Chinese!) to kiddy philosophy to art history. You just can't beat free.
Glittering Images by Camille Paglia
Paglia is a fast-talking, gasoline-breathing critic of fashionable culture. I've heard much buzz, including that coming from herself during this interview with PJTV's Glenn Reynolds, of her latest book Glittering Images. According to her, part of her intended audience is home-school moms. I haven't read the book, but from I've heard and read of it, I advise taking a grain of salt to her opinions. But over all, I suspect you would find her views and rants about art timely and liberating.
And for what it's worth (if there's such a thing as visual relief), a preview of my painting in progress, tentatively titled Door: