Franklin Mount

As the film starts, we hear ominous music and see a man’s silhouette, a tall, broad-shouldered man, walking toward us on crutches. A car careens through the dark streets of sunny Los Angeles. Walter Neff (Fred MacMurra...

Marc Olmsted

You may not have seen the new Godzilla, the biggest summer blockbuster yet, but you must have seen the trailers. My review is meant to enhance your experience if you do finally go to your local 3-D IMAX vendor and see what ...

Bonny Finberg

Kali’s Day By Bonny Finberg An Autonomedia/Unbearable Book, 2014 Bonny Finberg's Kali's Day is an odd combination, a melancholy, picaresque spinning prayer wheel of a novel, almost contemporary and nearly timeless. It ...

Franklin Mount

Kraftwerk. A band whose name, in English, means "power plant," but, since it's German, the name is somehow more elemental in the band's native language. Basically: power+work. I'm still, this afternoon at least, luxuriat...

Marc Olmsted

Chris D. (aka Desjardins) first came to my attention as a published poet in the obscure but excellent zine Birthstone and with his own anthology Bongo Chalice, both in 1977, minutes away from starting his Flesh Eaters band ...

Jim Feast

Jody Weiner, Prisoners of Truth (San Francisco: Council Oak Books, 2012) Jody Weiner’s Prisoners of Truth follows a pattern found in much American writing and, perhaps even more, in classical Hollywood cinema. Two men...