Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Here is a wonderful documentary from 1983 called Anarchism in America? directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher:


"Graphs on the death of Marxism, postmodernism, and other stupid academic fads"


New series of Jack Kerouac photos.


Osama bin Laden reading from his new poetry collection...yes, the bin Laden.


Russian artist Vladimir Kuch:

Star Target

Sunrise by the Ocean

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Click here for more sexist advertisements from our not-to-distant past.


Classic physics experiment involving sound and fire, Ruben's Tube:


Here is a listing of every book Art Garfunkel has read over the last 40 years.


Can you distinguish between an artist and an ape?


The Twenty Science Fiction Novels that Will Change Your Life


Bruce Covey presents Lyn Hejinian, over at Best American Poetry


Rae Armontrout reading at Artifact


Underground art galleries in San Francisco


Canadian artist Brian Donnelly:

Double Goat

Coyote Graft



Friday, September 26, 2008

Julie Murphy earned her MFA at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California:

Concerto for Aspis Demon

Beauty Pageant

Study 35742b

Swingtime at Dusty Dusk


Abe Books releases their list of the Ten Most Expensive Art Books Sold in 2008


Provocative philosopher Crispin Sartwell posted a helpful handout he gave his students, which is a concise description of Philosophy and its Sub-Disciplines.


The new issue of Sight & Sound "asked leading critics to choose the works of criticism which have had the greatest impact on them, inspiring them to become critics themselves, and which make a case for criticism as a minor art form in itself."


Here are some fresh Slavoj Žižek links:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kyla Zoe Luedtke
is a current MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin:

Gun Moll Film Still

Gun Moll Picnic

Snow White & Rose Red Go Hunting

Britney Goes Noir


Here are two free albums to check out:

Wale's Mixtape About Nothing


Charles Manson's One Mind


Google has just launched "an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives."


Jezebel responds to Esquire's recent list with the 75 books every woman should read.


A review of André Breton's newly translated Martinique: Snake Charmer.


Italian artist Lilya Corneli:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Belgian artist Stephan Balleux:


Not Yet

Black Flag

Valerie Hegarty earned her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago:


Rothko Sunset

George Washington Shipwrecked


Here are two recently published, ubercool-looking books by authors new to me:

excerpt, from Relata & Anti-relata: 4. Execution Errors:

Write until breakpoint.
Then execute trace.
There is a syntax error in line 2. This error can be corrected.
There is a logical error in line 3. This error
when an unintended output is produced
as for example the grid coordinates lock in
on the wrong house.

and a bug is dead
in the bug.

Write words
and this other stuff happens.
An exit status of zero indicates success;
any other exit status indicates failure. Failure
does not necessarily indicate that the process
failed altogether to accomplish its task.


"Incomparable. Post-genre horror, apocalypse theology and the philosophy of oil, crossbred into a new and necessary codex." China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station.

"Reading Negarestani is like being converted to Islam by Salvador Dali." Graham Harman, author of Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sexy People is a collection of ordinary portraits:

Bedjumper is a collection of photos of people jumping on beds:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Today...various renditions of my favorite Charles Mingus tune, "Fables of Faubus":

Big Friendly Jazz Orchestra (Takasago High School Jazz Band)
Live at Japan Student Jazz Festival 2008


Guido Canavese
Live at Le Ginestre Jazz Club, Torino, Italy April 5, 2008

The Barrett's

Live at The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2007


Saturday, September 20, 2008

French artist Belinda:

Oregon artist Renee Bolser:

Tanith Bierce, Lady Pyrate and Snowball the ferret

Lady Alchemist of Brittany

Edith the Cat


Esquire suggests "The 75 books all men should read."


Christopher Sorrentino on the new John Barth novel, at Bookforum.


Gertrude Stein Poemtalk Podcast.


Lastly, Lasse Gjertsen is back; this time he's created a drum performance titled "Amateur":

Friday, September 19, 2008

I'm back...

& so is Diagram. In the new issue you'll find many wow items including an essay by Michael Jauchen called "My Favorite Chapter in Moby Dick."


& so is Action Yes. The new issue is brimming with brilliance, including an essay by Robert Archambeau entitled "The Avant-Garde in Babel: Two or Three Notes on Four or Five Words"; "Two Stories" by Blake Butler; & seven quasi-historical vignettes on artists and philosophers called "Today the Smell of Worms and Wet Pennies," by Josh Maday.


& so is the annual University of California Press book sale. Here are some good-looking sale items: