Monday, June 30, 2008

The most ubiquitous graffiti artist in all of Dublin is called Maser. You can't walk from one pub to another without coming across an example of his handiwork. Here are a few:

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Since Caitlin & I received a generous research grant from Ohio State for the purpose of going to the Bloomsday festival in Dublin, Ireland, to work on a book about the festival and James Joyce’s Ulysses, this here website will be on hiatus until the end of the month.

Here are a few things to check out while we’re driving across the Emerald Isle on the wrong side of the road:

Art critic for The Guardian, Jonathan Jones, thinks Cy Twombly "is the thinking person's Banksy."

The new issue of The Quarterly Conversation is up, and it has a bunch of interesting articles.

The new issue of The New Yorker has a previously unpublished short story by Nabokov, you can read it here.

If you're looking for a flick to rent, might I suggest two films that brilliantly reinvent their genre: John Carney's Once; Todd Haynes's I'm Not There.

Below is a cool documentary about John Zorn, directed by Claudia Heurermann:

part one

part two

part three

parts four through ten

Finally, be sure to check out the new issue of Hayden's Ferry Review, with Caitlin's beautifully grotesque prose piece, "Only This Torn Room Forever Sleeps":

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Cupboard
, which publishes quality literature, has recently been revamped and has just announced that their first volume will be Parables & Lies from Jesse Ball (author of Samedi the Deafness). It's not available yet--and won't be for at least a couple of weeks--but the website has been updated with subscription information and excerpts.

You should subscribe. It only costs ten bucks and you get four books. Caitlin & I just got our subscription and will now commence waiting anxiously to see what delights are in store. If you are a writer of quality literature, they are also looking for manuscripts. Keep them in mind.


In other news...

The new issue of ARTFORUM has a tribute to Alain Robbe-Grillet.

The new issue of BOOKFORUM has an interesting article on Kenneth Goldsmith.

To gear-up for the start of the NBA finals (if you haven't heard, it will be Lakers-Celtics, a rivalry that last ended in 1986-87 with Magic Johnson and company crushing the Celtics 4-2) here is The Ultimate Kobe Bryant page.

In closing, I found this portrait that I had to share, which I think I found while doing an image search for desiring machines, but I'm not sure. His name is Christmas Evans, and he was considered the greatest nonconformist preacher in the history of Wales:

Monday, June 02, 2008

Work from Italian artist Federico Solmi's 2003 exhibit, "Safe Journey":

Was A VW Bug

Was A Police Car