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Stanley Lieber: Ensign Smurf
11.09.2009
04:12 pm
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Via Arthur Magazine, it’s Ensign Smurf, a running comic by Stanley Lieber that they’ve been serializing on the blog. Stanley’s comic and video work, seen at his blog, is original, excellent stuff. Why they don’t stock stuff like this anywhere outside of ?ɬ

Posted by Jason Louv
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11.09.2009
04:12 pm
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Charles Hugh Smith’s New Book: Survival+
11.03.2009
12:46 am
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Dangerous Minds pal Charles Hugh Smith announces the publication of his new book Survival+ at his Of Two Minds blog. You can buy Survival + as a physical book, as an Amazon Kindle file, online in HTML or download the text in the form of a free PDF. Here’s what some respected thinker such as our current Dangerous Minds guest Michael Panzner have to say about Survival+:

imageI’ve been a big fan of Charles Hugh Smith’s insights since the day I first stumbled across his Of Two Minds blog. In Survival+, he sets out a thoughtful and provocative vision of our future that should not be missed.”     Michael J. Panzner, author of When Giants Fall and Financial Armageddon

“Charles Hugh Smith is the savviest blogger in the USA these strange days. Nobody puts out a consistently wiser, truer, better-written message, day after day, than CHS. His views on surviving the hardships we face in economy and society are of the highest value and could not be more timely or astute.”     James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and World Made by Hand

“Charles Smith provides a balanced, thoughtful, and prescient view regarding the dilemmas facing our fragile economy. From the collapse in the housing market to the growing power of the banking sector, our economic landscape is changing. Mr. Smith?

Posted by Richard Metzger
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11.03.2009
12:46 am
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Michael Zulli: The Fracture of the Universal Boy
11.02.2009
02:40 pm
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Dangerous Minds friends Century Guild announce the release of “The Fracture of the Universal Boy,” a new graphic novel by Michael Zulli, years in the making. Zulli was a regular artist on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic and is well-known to the 4-color literati. Century Guild proprieter Thomas Negovan blogs about the new book here:

Speaking of focus, the kind of focus that makes electrons shudder, imagine being at the top of your game for decades.  Say, being one of the go-to artists on something as seminal and powerful as Neil Gaiman?

Posted by Jason Louv
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11.02.2009
02:40 pm
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William Hope Hodgson: Masters of the Weird Tale
10.25.2009
05:40 pm
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William Hope Hodgson was a master of the cosmically weird tale?

Posted by Jason Louv
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10.25.2009
05:40 pm
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Aldous Huxley Narrates Brave New World
10.17.2009
08:52 pm
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Posted by Jason Louv
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10.17.2009
08:52 pm
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Process Church of the Final Judgment Event in NYC
10.14.2009
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Artforum covers the recent Process Church event in NYC:

LEGEND HAS IT that a young L. Ron Hubbard once bragged to his friends that he was going to start a religion and make a million dollars. We all know how that went. Less known is a far smaller rogue offshoot of Scientology that exerted disproportionate influence on late-1960s and early-?

Posted by Jason Louv
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10.14.2009
02:00 am
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The Crumb Bible
09.30.2009
09:34 pm
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Posted by Jason Louv
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09.30.2009
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John Shirley: The Other End
09.30.2009
09:05 pm
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Veteran SF author John Shirley has just released “The Other End,” a novel about the “apocalypse” if it had been envisioned by lefties instead of right-wing Christian nuts. It’s the left-wing response to the “Left Behind” books. Fantastic idea!

Shirley says:

THE OTHER END is an “alternative apocalypse” novel. When you have dominionists, armageddonists, right-wing theologies and theocrats creating this end-times paranoia, like the Left Behind books-the best selling books (and basis for movies) that dramatize the dominionist fantasy about the fulfillment of the Book of Revelation in the Bible, the Rapture, the destruction of non-fundamentalist-Christians, the coming of the antichrist and other hallucinatory material. The Book of Revelation was actually about the Roman empire and has nothing to do with predicting our times; the Rapture is not mentioned, the antichrist as such is not mentioned. These people made up their own bullying pseudo-theology to browbeat others into submitting to their right-wing bigotry. If you just accept their version of what a Judgment Day would be like, you’re letting them create a paradigm that affects people’s decisions. You’re letting them justify a world in which gays are oppressed and even moderate Muslims are not tolerated and art is put through an ideological filter, and people are submissive to the power brokers claiming to be Christians.

So—what if you could create your OWN end-times, your own Judgment Day? What would you create? This is mine. It isn’t God, per se, and definitely not aliens, behind it all, but it is a kind of Judgment Day—a Judgment Day that the left, instead of the right-wing, might envision.

“The Other End” is published by Cemetery Dance.

Posted by Jason Louv
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09.30.2009
09:05 pm
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The (Very) Graphic Novel Story Of O
09.15.2009
05:20 pm
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As spotted in The New Yorker’s Book Bench:

She?

Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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09.15.2009
05:20 pm
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Void of Course: An Interview With Jim Carroll
09.14.2009
03:50 pm
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In honor of the passing of Mr. Jim Carroll, I found an interview with him that I did one month after 9/11, in Saratoga, CA, at a reading from Void of Course. In it, he discusses the effect of the WTC bombing on life and art. Originally published October 24, 2001.

Jason Louv: A lot of your work, especially your diaries, have been about NY and living in it and being a part of it as a city. Are recent events going to affect your work at all?

Jim Carroll: Yes. Yes. I mean it changes my past work, it changes everybody’s past work. But everybody’s work is always changed, with every new book that a person writes. You look at a person who maybe influenced that person in a different way you know? You know when Beckett started writing, we looked at Joyce’s books differently. But, when something like this happens, the psyche of America is changed, you better believe that it changes things. You know, I say in The Basketball Diaries, “I know now that I want to be a writer, I feel it stronger each day.” Then I say that I want to have my writing powerful enough so that one day I’ll write a book that’s 8 pages long, and everytime you turn the page a different section of the Pentagon will explode. Solid.

READ ON
Posted by Jason Louv
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09.14.2009
03:50 pm
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