BASE: \ ˈbās \

Foundational; the root; the source; the main ingredient

Inferior; servile; low-born; degraded

Base Distraction is a blog on art and culture in an age of compromised attention spans. All content is original and covers a range of topics from recent exhibitions to 90s cult films, with an emphasis on looking for beauty in the base.

Stephanie Lebas Huber is a New York-based writer. She is currently a PhD candidate at the City University of New York, Graduate Center, where she is concentrating on twentieth-century painting and film history. Her research interests include Magic Realism, the intersections between traditional and contemporary media, and the revival of historical motifs and techniques as a means to cope with trauma.