Saturday, July 11, 2009

whip me such honest knaves

I have a new prose piece in the new issue of Ocho:


"...the basic idea of Being and Time is extremely simple: being is time. That is, what it means for a human being to be is to exist temporally in the stretch between birth and death. Being is time and time is finite, it comes to an end with our death. Therefore, if we want to understand what it means to be an authentic human being, then it is essential that we constantly project our lives onto the horizon of our death, what Heidegger calls "being-towards-death"."

Simon Critchley on "Why Heidegger matters"
part I - part II - part III


Gordon Lish on Bookworm

Part I (SUN DEC 12, 1993)
Zim Zum Part I: "Captain Fiction" talks abut the fiction he writes, the fiction he edits (at Alfred Knopf) and his career as a magazine...

Part II (MON DEC 20, 1993 12:00A)
The madman of contemporary fiction examines his influences: Beckett, Harold Bloom, Thomas Bernhart, J.D. Salinger, et al.


Lipogram in E: Writing as a form of a workout is paradigmatic to Oulipian praxis.

Lipogram in I: Textual workouts are a fundamental concept of the French, rules-based art group that spawned the Ou-x-po’s.

Lipogram in O: The idea that writing can be an exercise is a central tenet held by the French art enterprise that practices rule-based writing.

"The Exercise and the Oulipo: 99 Variations on a Thesis"
Louis Bury


Thanks to Shane for turning me on to the work of Ria Brodell who earned an MFA at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Boston, MA in 2006:

Self-portrait as Miami Vice Dude

A Picnic with Audrey Hepburn

He-Man is Introduced to G.I. Joe


"Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with RiP: A remix manifesto":

[thanks Tim]


New issue of The Chapbook Review


Original "District 9" Short Film
directed by Neill Blomkamp