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Walking on the Moon: New Police bio stings
11.16.2009
07:46 pm
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In Walking on the Moon, British journalist Chris Campion reframes the story of the Police into the wider world of 1980s rock and draws connections between the trio of bleached blonds who somehow convinced the world of the unlikely charms of “white reggae” and the culture war that took place between the fall of disco and the rise of MTV.

The subtitle of your book is the ?

Posted by Richard Metzger
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11.16.2009
07:46 pm
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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
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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
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Michael Zulli: The Fracture of the Universal Boy
11.02.2009
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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
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Aldous Huxley Narrates Brave New World
10.17.2009
08:52 pm
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10.17.2009
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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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09.30.2009
09:34 pm
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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
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As spotted in The New Yorker’s Book Bench:

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Posted by Bradley Novicoff
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09.15.2009
05:20 pm
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