The Editors

Another great shuffles off this mortal coil. Here's a gem from the '60s. https://youtu.be/2mQJSxX5sGg Tuli would sometimes (a lot?) show up at the Unbearables readings. I remember him singing "Slum Goddess" like it w...

The Editors

This is a fascinating interview with Georges Batailles from 1958, regarding his essay, La Littérature et le Mal (hat tip, Rob Hardin). Some of the high points include the statements that all literature is essentially evil, ...

Charles Bukowski

Everyone in NY is dying of heat; everyone in SF is complaining that it's too damn cold. I don't know, it just feels like one of those Charles Bukowski days... This one's called, "The Night I Killed Tommy". The video's old...

Bernard Meisler

Dan Plonsey is a multi-talented composer and instrumentalist living in El Cerrito CA since 1978. He has written more than 200 works for large and small ensembles. His latest piece, Dan Plonsey's Bar Mitzvah, will have its wo...

Emily XYZ

We'll be presenting a poem from Emily XYZ in issue 2. In the meantime, enjoy this piece, "Frank Sinatra," from Emily and Myers Bartlett, performed at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, November 14, 2008. [youtub...

Mark Netter

Even though he doesn't take a directing credit on it, there's no doubt that Exit Through the Gift Shop is Banksy's movie. Banksy is the English street artist who has stenciled, painted, graffitied or, if you like, vandalized...

Jose Padua

I am not the Avenue of the Americas; I have never been topless at Billy's Topless— no one in Manhattan ever called the Avenue of the Americas the Avenue of the Americas we called it Sixth Avenue. https://youtu.be...

Drew Hubner

#1-The Vet I sell nickel bags Pretty good weed sure Comes in bricks from Mexico Ive seen the whole operation The trucks The safe house up on Walton Ave We went down to Manhattan to the city to party and goof around b...

Tim Beckett

An excerpt from the novel "Uranium City Return" At the end of the road, an airstrip appears, as unexpected as a landing pad for aliens. Instinctively, I look for the Eldorado Mine and the company town of Eldorado that str...

bart plantenga

Beer Mystic Excerpt #12 - Jack Magazine David Sandlin Furman Pivo believes he [plus beer] may be the cause of a rash of streetlight outages. This sense of empowerment transforms him into the Beer Mystic. He...