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Literature, September 2009 »

Measures of Silence
[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 1,738 Views]
Measures of Silence

original via www.donewaiting.com
While my time in California over the past two years was captured in Idyllwild Dreaming, I am now in a new city–Columbus, Ohio–with a new set of dreams. This new collection, Measures of Silence picks up where Idyllwild Dreaming left off this February with four untitled poems, “I have a wall to break”, “in your goodnight I hear him”, “drops of water” and “his favorite phrases spewl”. While my editor Matt Kessen was engaged in moving to the east coast and establishing himself there, I would like to …

Art, September 2009 »

Gallery: A Zach and Jessica Collaboration
[17 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | 4,046 Views]
Gallery: A Zach and Jessica Collaboration

I went to India over the summer, and when I came back from the trip I almost had forgotten about the numerous pictures I had taken. But a friend of mine said, why don’t we go through them and see if we can’t edit them. So me and Jessica Valle (who already has a fantastic gallery on Playtime) combed through them and selected images we both dug. We flowed together perfectly and pulled photos out that I had just taken for my own amusement and made them work. …

Departments, September 2009, World Affairs »

[16 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 4,460 Views]
A Tribute to Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)

Patrick Swayze.

We loved you.

We salute you.

Cinema and Television, September 2009 »

[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 5,785 Views]
Plain Damn Weird: an Appreciation of Frank Miller’s <i>The Spirit</i>

Only a fool or a madman would make the argument that if you watched and hated this film, you just didn’t get it, or that the arcane magic of postmodern criticism has produced this, the infallible key to unlocking its hidden secrets. No. What I’m suggesting is that appreciating The Spirit requires something of a temporary paradigm shift, in which it’s possible to enjoy something truly “visionary” — something fanciful, not presently workable, impractical, unreal, imaginary, purely idealistic and speculative — for its own sake. Something that may be the dream of a fool or a madman.

Music, September 2009 »

[2 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,335 Views]
Pearl Jam Live @ Ahoy, Rotterdam

Prior to the release of their first album since their self-titled 2006 release, the legendary ‘90’s rock band Pearl Jam graced Europe with a quick, four concert mini-tour this summer. Despite the fact that the band still has a large enough following to have easily filled a stadium, Pearl Jam chose the more intimate setting of Ahoy Sports Palace and Concert Hall in Rotterdam.