bart plantenga

Rich Dana, is not just the editor of the retro-future activist aesthetics journal Obsolete but also a guy doing battle – and making his own peace – with the various seemingly overwhelming forces of displacement, corpo...

Sean Flaherty

"We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal." - Tennessee Williams I don’t loan books: as a rule it removes the awkward event of returning the book. You begged to borrow it, charmed me with yo...

Bernard Meisler

I remember when I was a mere tot, I'd see old Rolling Stones albums (yes, these were actual physical objects made from vinyl, a fragile black petroleum-based substance) at the used record store, selling for what was a small ...

Carl Watson

As some of you may or may not know, I have been trying to restore an old barn in the Catskills for several years. I had thought of writing funny little stories about my experiences but never produced anything.  This year th...

bart plantenga

The Amble, The Ale: Walking Nowhere Into the Pale “Freedom knows no propaganda more effective than people calmly enjoying themselves.” • Raoul Vaneigm, The Revolution of Everyday Life    I was pointed to a youtu...

Ron Kolm

Doing book reviews is not really my thing. Years ago I wrote some for Jeff Wright’s Cover magazine, and though it was a chance to tickle the keyboard, and probably gain a few brownie points with the folks I reviewed, it wa...

Fluffy Schwartz

Talking about Zig's work has gotten me thinking about other types of visual music. J. Randolph Hostetler, also known as Randy, was a close friend of mine and a wonderful musician who passed away tragically in 1996. He was, i...

Fluffy Schwartz

Zig Gron is awesome! Zig grew up in Detroit, studied music composition and now works as an independent filmmaker and deditor in Los Angeles. Zig and I met at the California Institute of the Arts way back in the 1980's, re...