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You need no ticket to make a place for yourself here where humor, black and otherwise, comes to you from the stage where the human comedy itself is being played, its performance trumping the things dark and tragic and found in the world of literature.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006

It's time to
Buy Game Quest!

Yes, it's by that ultra-talented Canadian Leopold McGinnis, who I have gladly given valuable Pale Blue Auto-Mobile real estate to in the past. (Check my archives for a post on The Red Fez.) And trust me, I don't do that for every Tom, Dick and Leopold that comes down the pike.

And watch this space for more, including an interview with the writer, who I will ask questions like "How'd you write such a damn cool book?"
Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Charles Newman, 67, Writer and Literary Journal Editor, Dies - New York Times: "(Praised by critics for his mordant wit and pyrotechnic use of language, Mr. Newman reveled in the knowing, self-referential asides that were a hallmark of postmodern style. Thus, it is only fitting to interrupt his obituary here to explain that 'tephramancy' � also spelled 'tephromancy' and pronounced TEFF-ruh-man-see � means divination by means of ashes, especially those from an altar or ruined temple.)"
Sunday, March 19, 2006
A Howl Of Protest

AttackingtheDemi-Puppets: How the Columbia "Howl" Event Celebrates Censorship: "What will the system-writers and mandarins of established lit be celebrating at Columbia April 17th?

They'll be celebrating their triumph over the underground, by raising up ONE token outsider and ignoring everyone else. ONE independent poet in a fifty-year period gains their recognition. They celebrate the fact they co-opted him. They show us, on an institutional stage, that their System is safe, the walls of privilege and hierarchy still stand around them-- still covered in ivy-- the undomesticated beast (as represented by a cardboard cut-out of Allen Ginsberg) has been tamed."
Monday, March 13, 2006
What price, the mark of the Pulitzer Prize Winner?