RIP David Bowie (1947-2016)

When I read on the internet that David Bowie had just died, well, the first place I saw it mentioned was, of all places, the comment section on You Tube, where his new video for “★” had been posted.  It had been up there for a few days, so there were already comments.   Then, […]

Go, Rimbaud, Go, Go, Go-Go-Go-Go-Go!

Arthur Rimbaud:  Majestic, Anachronistic, Visionary? or the 19th Century’s Version of Jim Morrison? Arthur Rimbaud.  That name evokes so much in people’s minds:  some of them are thoughts of decadent genius run amok, others think he was nothing more than a mad, alcoholic, junkie, who juxtaposed the sacred with profane; the highfalutin with the vulgar […]

Cut-Up #1

How Many Slaves Work for You? “We’ve long advocated for a Permanent Fix!” Two centuries after the French people beheaded Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood Republicans demanded Senate leaders go before volatile wealthy people saying “It looks awful”.  But that progress was overshadowed by gamesmanship:  Students were invited to Human Trafficking […]