Saturday, October 03, 2009

 

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Friday, October 02, 2009

 

Gray Area
defines new age
of art + technology

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The Gray Area
Foundation for the Arts

officially opens today

55 Taylor Street, SF
(between Market & Turk)

Ribbon Cutting: 5:00-6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00-10:00 PM

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

 

 

Recently Received

Books (Poetry)

Joel Bettridge, Presocratic Blues, Chax, Tucson 2009

Mark Bibbins, The Dance of No Hard Feelings, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend 2009

Gillian Conoley, The Plot Genie, Omnidawn, Richmond 2009

Jacque Vaught Brogan, Ta(l)king Eyes, Chax, Tucson 2009

Cathy Eisenhower, Clearing Without Reversal, Edge Books, Washington DC 2009

Gillian Jerome, Red Nest, Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, BC 2009

Florence Kindel, Dissolutions, Green Zone, Brooklyn 2009

Nicholas Manning, Hi Higher Hyperbole, Ypolita Press, San Francisco 2009

Chris Nealon, Plummet, Edge Books, Washington, DC 2009

Mel Nichols, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon, Edge Books, Washington, DC 2009

Bin Ramke, Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems, Omnidawn, Richmond 2009

Catie Rosemurgy, The Stranger Manual, Graywolf Press, Minneapolis 2010

Matina Stamatakis, Metempsychose, Ypolita Press, San Francisco 2009

Michelle Taransky, Barn Burned, Then, Omnidawn, Richmond 2009

Matthew Thorburn, Disappears in the Rain, Parlor City Press, Vestal, NY 2009

Charles Harper Webb, Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems, University of Pitts burgh Press, Pittsburgh 2009

 

Books (Other)

Cara Benson, editor, Predictions, Chain / Links, Oakland & Philadelphia 2009. Includes Paul Raskin, Bart Bridger Woodstrup, Julie Sadler, David Zuzga,Jason Zuzga, Mónica de la Torre

Jean Daive, Under the Dome: Walks with Paul Celan, translated from the French by Rosmarie Waldrop, Burning Deck, Providence 2009

Robert Kelly, Cities, Frontier Press, West Newbury, MA 1971

Gherasim Luca, Inventor of Love & Other Writings, translated from the Romanian by Julian & Laura Semilian, introduction by Andrei Codrescu, essay by Petre Răileanu, Black Widow Press, Boston 2009

The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles 2009

 

Journals

Cannot Exist, no. 5, Madison, Summer 2009. Includes Nathan Austin, Laura Carter, Kristen Gallagher, Derek Henderson, Tom Hibbard, Brenda Iijima, Paul Foster Johnson, Andrew Levy, Chris Mercer, Chuck Stebelton, Steve Timm & Steve Dalachinsky

Ecopoetics no. 6/7, Bowdoinham, MA, 2006-2009. Includes Emily Abendroth, Fatho Amoy, mIEKAL aND, Kristen Andersen, Karen Leona Anderson, Stan Apps, Robert Ashton, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Christine Boileau, Timothy Bradford, Pam Brown, Julieann Brownton, James Bunn, Andrew Burke, Bonny Cassidy, Louise Crisp, Justin Clemens, Jon Cone, Jack Collom, Matthew Cooperman, Gregory Day, Tyler Doherty, Thom Donovan, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Theodore Enslin, John Estes, Kate Fagan, Michael Farrell, Alec Finlay, Lisa Fishman, Benjamin Friedlander, Forrest Gander, Jody Gladding, Liberty Heise, Krista Ingebretson, Jill Jones, Patrick Jones, Michael Kelleher, John Kinsella, Kyhl Lyndgaard, James Koller, José Martí, John McBain, Ray Meeks, Graeme Miles, Stuart Mills, Peter Minter, Luis-Aguilar Moreno, Derek Motion, Jesse Nissim, Alistair Noon, Lucas North, Antonio Ochoa, Peter O’Mara, Isabelle Pelissier, Carol Quinn, José Rabéarivelo, Daniel W. Rasmus, Joan Retallack, Sarah Rosenthal, Linda Russo, Kate Schapira, Andrew Schelling, Jared Schickling, Jonathan Skinner, Gary Snyder, Juliana Spahr, James Stuart, Alf Taylor, Angélica Tornero, Rodrigo Toscano, Lauren Tyers, Erica Van Horn, Stephen Vincent, Damian Weber, Simon West, Les Wicks 

Invisible Ear, no. 4, Northampton, MA, July 2009. Includes David Bartone & Jeff Downey, Eric Baus, Luke Bloomfield, Francesca Chabrier, Phil Cordelli, Loren Goodman, Kim Hagerich, Hailey Higdon, Brian Mihok, and Michelle Taransky.

Work, no. 10, Oakland, no date (2008 or 2009). Includes Charles Bernstein, Lindsey Boldt, Nico Vassilakis, Angela Genusa

Work, no. 12, Oakland, no date (but 2009). Includes Stan Apps, Shin Yu Pai, David Harrison Horton, Matthew Lusk

 

Still a big stack of books
waiting to be noted here

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

 

At UC Santa Cruz,
the occupation picks up steam

Inside the barricades

Push the university to its limits”

Google news

Local NBC news coverage

Santa Cruz students refusing
to end occupation

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

 

Poets House is open!

“a lot of people whose work I can’t even read
but I’m glad they’re there

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Monkeys' Moon,
a film collaboration by H.D., Bryher
& directed by Kenneth Macpherson

Richard Deming on Monkeys' Moon

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Advancing Feminist Poetics & Activism

Laura Hinton blogs
the Opening night plenaries

Erica Hunt & Kathleen Fraser

Performances by
Sally Silvers & Carla Harryman & friends

Adfempo on Flickr

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NPR talks to Joshua Clover
about the UC walkout

Santa Cruz students blockade Commons

2 UC Berkeley administrators
propose a federal bailout
for public universities

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This is Banned Books Week

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The last flight of Jim Carroll

Eileen Myles on Jim Carroll

Patti Smith on Carroll

The wake & the funeral

Travis Nichols,
scanning Carroll’s obits

Tom Clark,
an elegy perhaps

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Harryette Mullen reads Bob Kaufman

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Rae Armantrout’s Next Life

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Steve Vincent
on Brandon Brown & David Larsen
@ Small Press Traffic

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David Perry on
Sawako Nakayasu’s
Hurry Home Honey: Love Poems 1994-2004

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Seeing & the image in Ann Lauterbach

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Will Alexander’s
The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

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The little magazine in Canada,
1925-1980

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Filipino American Poetas en San Francisco

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Toward a history of
Los Angeles poetry

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Robert Kelly & Clayton Eshleman,
reading at St. Marks

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A Bei Dao portfolio
translated by Eshleman & Lucas Klein

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Not “what is poetry?” but
what is the sentence?”

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Chanting for Sadc:
a poetry festival in Namibia

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What’s worse than a poet?
Two poets!

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The American Bookbinder’s Museum

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Antique book trade labels

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Luis Sagasti on
“Poetry & Innocence”

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Andalus:
a press on the Israel/Palestine divide

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Borges & the birth of haiku

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Was Michael Donaghy an Irish poet?

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Isaac Rosenberg’s Night and Day

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Anne Waldman in Nebraska

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Where statisticians turn to poetry

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Mama Dada:
Songs of the Baroness’s Dog

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A Bolaño syllabus

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On Trevor Winkfield & John Ashbery

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Food, body, politics
@ Small Press Traffic

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Darwish’s diary

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Fonetic Speling vs. Shakespeare

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Amy Gerstler:
poetry doesn’t hurt

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The poetry of Avot Yeshurun

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Edward Hirsch reads
Jason Shinder’s “Eternity”

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Whitman lobbies for tax help

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Biggest Poe show is a go in Austin

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Reading The Flood
but no fan of the post-apocalypse

Atwood’s humor

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Remembering Richard Brautigan

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The global book tour

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Kate Greenstreet’s
reading tour
would wear out Bob Dylan

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A Nobel for Dylan?

Or just Christmas cheer?

Did Joe Wilson shout “Judas” at Dylan?

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Bookies bet on Oz for Nobel

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Taking William Carlos Williams’
“the perfection of new forms as additions to nature”
to the next level

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Garrison Keillor:
My Great Escape

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

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Talking with E.L. Doctorow

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What is
the great Indian novel”?

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Def Poets Society

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TriQuarterly moves online
sans its editors

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Twitterature

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Staring at textpo
creates the potential
for vispo”

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Lacan:
The Insistence of the Letter
in the Unconscious

(reg. req.)

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Joel Brouwer
on Juliana Spahr in Tuscaloosa
& the meaning of place

Rebecca Wolff:
what means place?

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Talking with Vernon Frazer

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Wanting Carver to win

Talking with Tess Gallagher

Is Carver just a fiction by Lish?

Carver, the naturist

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Releasing the novel as a podcast

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Jeffrey Cyphers Wright on
Rachel Loden’s Dick of the Dead

Philip Metres on Loden’s
“The Toy Box of my Intentions”

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Art, genius, capitalism,
outsourcing,
Jed Rasula & Kent Johnson

Kent Johnson’s Day
with Kenny Goldsmith

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Gumball poetics

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A belated !?!
for National Punctuation Day

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Recordings of the 2008 season
of Poems & Pints
include Katy Lederer, Matthew Zapruder,
Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon & more

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Raúl R. Salinas:
Indio Trails:
A Xicano Odyssey
Through Indian Country

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“Best” fiction of this millennium

The “pros” vs. the “readers”

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The most influential over the past 25 years?
100 Years of Solitude

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Jonathan Lethem:
between the novel & its publication

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Samuel Johnson, anti-American

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A selection of work from David Wolach

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James Wright, unsmudged

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The Queen Mum & Ted Hughes

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Wendell Berry:
“A Speech to the Garden Club of America:

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Britain’s Quietists go green:
Carol Ann Duffy
Alice Oswald
Andrew Motion
Kathleen Jamie
Carol Rumens
John Harley Williams

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Jane Austen is the focus
at the Morgan Library in NYC

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Paris court to hear Google © case

US ruling delayed to October 7

Harold Bloom (& Arlo Guthrie) vs. Google

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Rethinking ©

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Scribd sued over ©

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Another win for QWERTY

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The fast-growing market of e-book readers

Inching closer to a ubiquitous e-reader platform

British troops snap up e-book readers

British librarians desperate for e-books

Amazon delaying public domain works
on Kindle

Dan Brown’s e-book sales turn out to be
not so special

E-books provide retailers with new sales opportunities

Booksellers unfazed by e-books

China Mobile
to lauch e-book service

Barnes & Noble files e-book plans with FCC

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Time Warner
looks to dump magazines

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Before choosing the e-book,
ponder the format

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Carol Peters’ Sixty Some
comes in at least 5
different formats

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Ghastly “modernist” bookcases

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Ebert’s Keats

Scanning 55 reviews
of the Keats flick

A positive review
from a critic who
“doesn’t get poetry”

Ode to the Nightingale

Keats started coughing
much too early…”

Bright Star shines brightly…”

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Selling Byron’s letters

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Catalina Cariaga:
Cultural Evidence

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SF Chronicle adopts
the indie best seller list

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Pennsylvania’s
“solution” to budget woes –
tax the arts!

Unfair! cries The Inky

Art groups howl

Does Harrisburg
need the arts?

In Pittsburgh,
Michelle Obama promotes the arts

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The good news
is that Philly libraries
won’t be shut down

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Eileen Myles: “My Man”

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Kenmore:
Poem Unlimited

(or at least one facet
of this very large-scale project)

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Ballard, the master

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Darwinian Explanations
for the Origin of Language

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Poetry for kids

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The Billy Collins of Japan

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Gertrude Stein:
“Composition as Explanation”
(reg. req.)

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I celebrate Myself,”
the interview

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The other Anne Sexton

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Still reading Fitzgerald & Hemingway

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New Yorker blogging its archives

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Heather McHugh,
Edwidge Danticat, Deborah Eisenberg
& Rackstraw Downes
win MacArthurs

The “age” of “genius”

Heather McHugh on PBS

Newshour’s video archives

The MacArthurs look backwards
in the arts

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Ken Tucker:
Sonnets, vomit & Mad Men

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Erotic Emissions in Greek Poetry
(reg. req.)

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Scrabble tricks

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Joel Brouwer: types of knowledge

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Experiments & Disorders:
New Poetic Forms

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Walt Whitman & Nazrul Islam

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Barahmasa: Song of Twelve Months

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When (and why) books are embargoed

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E.B. Bortz
“on the loose” at G-20

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Faber turns 80

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Edmund White’s Rimbaud

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Frances Chung:
Crazy Melon and Chinese Apple

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the smaller the ball
the better the book

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Rightwing language maven
William Safire has died

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Learning to love poetry again

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Revisiting Richard Ford

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Why hasn’t sci-fi
ever won a Booker
?

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Slaughterhouse 90210

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The roots of John Cheever

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Judging a suspect by their books

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James Ellroy’s “dirty secrets”

Ellroy on women

Rewriting History is a Gas”

Blood’s a Rover

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When writers talk

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Talking with Lorrie Moore

Moore on Clarice Lispector

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Talking with Richard Wilbur

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Meeting Sherlock Holmes

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Michael Wood:
Be careful what you wish for

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Roman Polanski
arrested in Zurich

Busted for 1977 rape case
involving a 13-year-old

The first of the carnival court cases

His life in photos

Extradition could take months

Anger at arrest in France & Poland

Could this be the path to freedom?

DA’s “bizarre” priority

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Film & poetry

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Single-sentence animation

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Footnoting the Boss

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Prepare now
for Anthony Braxton’s
8-hour
Sonic Genome Project

next January in Vancouver

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Talking with Tyondai Braxton

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A profile of Sonny Rollins

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Pearl Jam’s Backspacer –
spiritual truths
for aging Gen Xers

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George Pringle
the “posh electro poet”

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A bicycle militant reads David Byrne

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Six months of jail time
for graffiti
in Boston

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Yosi Sergant resigns from the NEA

What hath Sergant’s blunder wrought?

And how sincere are Beck et al?

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Barry Schwabsky on
Jack Tworkov’s lost illusions

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Logicomix

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The sand painter

Kseniya Simonova

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Emile Norman has died

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Gold Leaf Studios
in Washington, DC

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Leaving Derrida behind

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The Frankfurt School in Exile

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Top Ten
Slavoj Žižek video moments

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Take Technorati’s
State of the Blogosphere
survey

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