Sunday, February 25, 2007

One of my OSU comrades has just started a literary journal devoted to nonfiction, called FIVE. She asked me to contribute something for the inaugural issue, so I did. If you're interested, you can read it here.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Swedish artist Lena Malm's “Papperskollektion #1″ (paper clothes):

Something else interesting to check out is this Estonian Demonstration About Nothing:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

David Herbert got his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University:

Big Thunder

The Curse


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cristi Rinklin got her MFA at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis:


Gush II


Saturday, February 17, 2007

The arresting weirdness of Ashley Snow Macomber:

The Queen, Villain #1

The Child/Hero


Friday, February 16, 2007

Japanese artist Tomoko Konoike:

Chapter Two: Giant

Chapter Three: Wreck

Click here to read a Žižek interview in The Believer.

Click here for the heartbreaking story of Louis Wain, the man who painted cats:

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I am agog.

Last week I received Octopus Magazine #8, which is a knockdown fantastic collection of 8 chapbooks put out by folks in Nebraska with impeccable taste:

The Knife-Grasses by Julie Doxsee
The Ohio System by Jen Tynes & Erika Howsare
Perfect Villagers by Sueyeun Juliette Lee
DJ Spinoza's Dozen by Eugene Ostashevsky
The Book of Truants & Projectorlight by Joshua Marie Wilkinson
The Tides by Genya Turovskaya
The Continuing Misadventures of Andrew, the Headless Talking Bear by Jonah Winter
Goodnight Lung by Samuel Amadon

Not only are these terribly good looking, but they're also beautiful on the inside.

Our kitty can't decide which to read first.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Esquire magazine sent 250 writers a napkin and asked them to put something on it and send it back. Some of the writers they chose were super cool like Aimee Bender, Kevin Brockmeier, Christopher Sorrentino, and Jack Pendarvis. You can click here to see who else and check out the results.

Here is another great writer, Benjamin Percy's response:

Sunday, February 04, 2007

German artist Amelies Welt:


der Spargelwächter