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...

Marc Olmsted

The conceit that the stabbing death of David Kammerer at the hands of Lucian Carr would birth the Beat Generation was a premise audacious enough to make me interested. What follows in the film Kill Your Darlings is beyond...

Marc Olmsted

Zoning, by Spencer Kansa, Beatdom Books, 2011 - $12.00 - paper Spencer Kansa’s debut novella Zoning is terrifying, page-turning fun. If this seems contradictory, consider that he was an acolyte of William Burroughs, so...