Saturday, April 12, 2003
Selected search referrals
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television interview "William Gibson" -x-files -vrillo -Miracle-worker.
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biblical connections in Donnie Darko
"evil demon of images" to buy
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young boys pissing in each other's mouth pictures
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Deborah Schupack's The Boy on the Bus: review
The Library Journal review summons Shirley Jackson and Russell Banks as comparisons.
Looks good. Addresses in fictional form some of the same issues as Rachel Cusk's A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother, apparently.
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"When everyone speaks simultaneously, meaning is obliterated because nothing is understood."
ikastikos has links to Iraq when it was called Babylon (and in between), Babel and automatic writing
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Friday, April 11, 2003
The paintings of Jeannette Heinrich
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Thursday, April 10, 2003
Dan Gillmor is going to post outlines and drafts of his new book for readers to critique
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I find from search referrals that there's an opera premiering in Britain based on Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale at the English National Opera
I was confused at first that someone was searching for "review handmaid eno", til I figured out that "ENO" is the acronym for "English National Opera".
If Brian Eno had done music for an opera (unlikely), I would've known about it, of course.
I have a passage from the book up permanently at ctc.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Hat tip to Giornale Nuovo for the link!
A classy site, check it out.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2003
PC Shortcut keys [refdesk]
Never did bother looking for these, though I always wanted them.
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Monday, April 07, 2003
Sony plasma TV to grab & play net videostreams
This will stick in some form, I'm sure.
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Chatty tale of Contortions Past, the new box (Irresistible Impulse), and the No New York tracks that didn't make the cut
Jody Harris scrapes his guitar pick along a metal guitar string -- makes a grating, insinuating, disturbing sound -- and the band jumps in, an onslaught of noise. But it really moves, has an r&b-rock 'n' roll undertow that's propulsive and compelling. (I've seen them a number of times already and am starting to learn how they do it -- to hear expert counter-rhythms, riffs, tonal relationships in the noise...) James Chance looks contemptuously at the audience, dances as he sings, and he's an incredible dancer, fast, and he's shimmying across stage on one leg, then smashing his body down on the floor but bouncing back up in a sharp motion, elbows and legs out in all directions but always moving.
I remember he had an Asian girlfriend that got him into smack, and things tapered off thereafter.
But the show I saw at Max's Kansas City was masterful. These guys and the Lounge Lizards did something wonderful to jazz and whatever.
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Sunday, April 06, 2003
Pot, porn and illegal immigrants
Fast Food Nation's Eric Schlosser's new Reefer Madness, and Other Tales from the American Underground
From the bestselling author of Fast Food Nation comes this captivating look at the underbelly of the American marketplace. In three sections, Schlosser, an Atlantic Monthly correspondent, examines the marijuana, migrant labor and pornography trades, offering compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion, after beating a string of obscenity charges. Through recounting Young's and Sturman's ordeals, and to a lesser extent, the lives of migrant strawberry pickers in California, Schlosser unravels an American society that has "become alienated and at odds with itself." Like Fast Food Nation, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research. But while Schlosser does put forth forceful and unique market-based arguments, he isn't the first to take aim at the nation's drug laws and the puritanical hypocrisy that seeks to jail pornographers while permitting indentured servitude in California's strawberry fields. Nevertheless, this is a solid-and timely-second effort from Schlosser. As world events force Americans to choose values worth fighting for, Schlosser reminds readers, "the price of freedom is often what freedom brings." [from Publishers Weekly, quoted on amazon]
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Dan Brown's new thriller The Da Vinci Code looks like a lot of fun
If the words "Priory of Sion" and "Opus Dei" ring any bells, you'll get a kick out of it.
Not this theosophist, though.
Obviously, he's part of the plot...
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Romantic obsession as initiation
Rosemary Sullivan's Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession: review
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Jury award winner at Cannes ruled ineligible at Oscars because Palestine "not a nation"
On the grounds that "Palestine is not a nation," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences refused the Palestinian entry "Divine Intervention," for the nomination of "Best Foreign Film."
The movie, which was directed by the renowned Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, recently won the Jury Award in the world famous "Cannes Film Festival" of France. The film describes a love story between a Palestinian man from Jerusalem, and a Palestinian woman from Ramallah, set against the background of the harsh conditions of Israeli occupation and repression.
The American film industry has often been accused of "backwardness" with regard to the recognition of Palestinian rights, and of the standard portrayal of Arabs in negative stereotypes of aggression and savagery. The sharp contrast between the film coming out as a winner in the Cannes festival on the European continent, while not being allowed to enter the competition in the United States, also illustrates the differences in the political climate between the two continents.
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Many free texts (and some for a fee) -- many obscure and some not -- and downloads in many formats at Blackmask [Antiquities of the Illuminati]
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