Really, the biggest obstacle to overcome here—aside from every single obligation...–
In America the career almost invariably becomes an obsession. The...– An Allegory of Man and His Sahara … a 1949 review of Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky, in The New York Times, written by Tennessee Williams.
He is a bad guy, a victim, a dreamer, a loyal and honest friend, a powerful...– I read this and thought, That’s a very good description of me. (From this article.)
Animals Are My Beat →
This is what I’ve written about, today: Single, Lonely Wolf Seeks Sex and Real Estate In California Renegade River Otter Takes Up Residence In San Francisco Candlelight Vigil Planned For Innocent Bull Elk Murdered By Cops
NYC GOV: Statement from Mayor Bloomberg, Co-Chair... →
nycgov: “With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are...
Monsters I Have Been: A Lifetime In Five Halloween... →
Here is something I wrote that is not about the election or the hurricane. It is about the other thing, Halloween.
The War On Halloween Is a War On ... Everything,... →
My new column at Reuters.
This list might seem like foolishness, but... →
Liveblogging the Biden-Ryan Debate, On Mute
Ken: Ryan’s shoulders sink ever deeper inside that giant David Byrne suit. Is it weariness, boredom, petulance? Choire: I think he really believes whatever wacky things he’s saying–PTERODACTYLS? LEGITIMATE RAPE?–and he’s sad that Biden laughed at him all night. Ken: I swear his head was a line higher in the Declaration or whatever it is, the backdrop. Choire: He IS getting lower...
Somebody is going to build the first space elevator. I’m backing this guy, because he asked nicely. I am not ready to leave space travel to “the people who have all the fun after I am dead.”
Greatest Apparel Website of Our Era (Mid-August... →
To sell T-shirts to high-school girls, these people have amassed an amazing collection of satanic ritual photography.
We seem to be running short of mysteries and cranks nowadays. They get palmed...– Commentary: Modern neighborhoods lack mysterious personalities | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com
Lapham's Quarterly: “Thus, magic in every papyrus;... →
laphamsquarterly: “Thus, magic in every papyrus; magic in all the religious formulas; magic bottled up in hermetically closed vials, many thousands of years old; magic in elegantly bound, modern works; magic in the most popular novels; magic in social gatherings; magic worse than that, sorcery—in the very air one…
But anyone who has seen footage of high-ranking police officers pepper-spraying...– Open Letters Monthly
The powerful women disciples follow Jesus to the cross and beyond the cross to...– From Broken and Shared, a new book by Jeff Dietrich of the LA Catholic Worker soup kitchen on Skid Row.
Interview: Ken Layne, Author and Blogger | The... →
Here’s something by Joshua Goldfond from the news arts/culture site, The Oculus Online.
News About Your New Wonkette
Some nice press today, about Rebecca Schoenkopf becoming the new owner and editor of Wonkette, that politics/word-terrorism online publication I’ve been editing for SIX YEARS. I am very much ready to do very different things, but I also have deep feelings of affection/loathing for this site because I’ve spent a good chunk of my life writing for it. Anyway, here’s my comrade...
Happy Internet Sabbath Eve. I’ve got 10 iBooks promotional copies of my novel Dignity free for the asking. First 10 to click the “Contact Me” email button will get the free download code. Read a review or two, first, to see if you actually want such a book on your iPhone/iPad.
2012: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy As the Human... →
So I wrote my year-end piece for Wonkette, and it’s basically a very long Mayan Apocalypse/2012 rant that ends up yelling at Radiohead for being frauds, because they wouldn’t go play their guitars for 10 minutes at Occupy Wall Street.