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I spent $20 on a replica of a coffee cup from the Titanic and I am so pleased by this expenditure and would do it again. It’s a very subtly oddly shaped cup made of thick white ceramic, and it has the heroic WHITE STAR LINE logo on one side in red. A gentleman’s cup […]

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I see my strangled tiny blonde heathen in you and I want to sit next to it and look at it in the face I want to drink too much and be bad and start fires and throw heavy things against fragile things When I was little I used to scare people and get yelled at […]

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On Creativity sits down with legendary animator and award-winning filmmaker Bill Plympton, as he discusses the creative process, having the mind of a child and drawing for 12 hours a day. Bill Plympton was nominated for an academy award for his animated short “Your Face.” His work has appeared in the New York Ti

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In an uncharacteristic move, I just ate lunch. I had a nice crunchy vegetable roll at the sushi place in the big dining commons. Even more uncharacteristically, after eating the delicious sushi I thought “who cares” and went to the bakery and got a delicious little fruit tart thingy. I would honestly eat another

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OnCreativity visits with visual artist Ann Hamilton on location at her massive installation’ the event of a thread’, to discuss flexibility, trust, and risk taking. With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores the nature of creativity and how it works via informal interviews with designers, artists, musici

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When you get caught between the moon and New York City! -Christopher Cross I have been up here, way up high, or rather way up mid, as the locals correct me, state, mid-state NY, moved here in January from my long-hallowed moon of Marfa, Texie. It has been four months exactly today that I have been […]

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We all have the ability to create. But what is creativity? How does it work? With the “OnCreativity” series, Plazm explores these and other questions via informal interviews with designers, artists, musicians, animators, and educators. Like creativity itself, their differing points of view inspire, provoke, confuse, and

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Well I’m back in that bar (the one with Jesse’s fucked up playlist), waiting once again for my husband to attend some goddamn film screening, one that will surely have a Q&A that goes on and on and on and that he won’t leave early because he’s so polite. I have learned a lot about […]

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You know what else is great about my job? The fact that teaching actually teaches people stuff. It’s incredible! We’re at Day 15 in my pop music class and the students, who began the semester with basically zero knowledge of specific styles and cultural histories, are now hearing stuff and confidently being all

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I am sitting alone at a bar in the town adjacent to the giant school where I teach. The bar is filled with students. It is 8:15 p.m. on a Wednesday night. The bar is playing an odd mix of music I can’t quite nail down. Lorde, “Africa” by Toto, Postal Service, Depeche Mode, a […]

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My husband has gotten really into bird watching since he dropped out of his PhD program. In many ways once he dropped out he became again the man I fell in love with, the goofy ding dong singing and dancing in the kitchen, pulling pranks, identifying interests and pursuing them, all the things that, for […]

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Hudson, NY I am your newest participant, having only last week slipped through the high desert grasp of your brother town, Marfa, TX. Maybe there will be more female energy here? I still love you Marfa, you are 100% male all the way down to your man lava innards but I do still love you, the […]

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OHHHHH SHIT Tl;dr: Passengers is bad This movie has such a great concept, yet I think never have I seen a work of art so stunningly betray the promise of its premise. You’d have to work so incredibly hard to make sure that every single interesting aspect of your premise was carefully not explored in […]

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Twenty years ago, in Plazm issue #9, we invited the Guerrilla Girls to do the inside front cover. They provided this nifty educational ad about Newt Gingrich. Back then Newt was Speaker of the House in the mid 1990s. When he was elected he came up with the slick marketing term “Contract with America.” In […]

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I’ve gotten good feedback from some of you regarding the reading list I posted. Thank you!!! Mary points out that most of the books I listed are published on academic presses, which means they are probably not going to turn up at your local bookstore (unless your local bookstore is a really good one in […]

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A Portland author wrote a YA dystopian novel where the protagonist is “too busy saving the world to worry about her love life.” Interface on Amazon.

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I finally got a chance to see Gimme Danger—the Stooges documentary by Jim Jarmusch. I can’t specifically recall the first time I heard the Stooges. I came of age on the punk rock that was inspired by them. But somehow it seems like they havw always been in my subconscious—a kind of visceral, kinetic energy waitin

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Since Alexander Hamilton didn’t have access to email, I went ahead and sent this letter to all the electors via this site: Ask The Electors. Also submitted it to the Electoral College Petition folks.

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Re: Meg’s comment—definitely ask me questions about those readings, if you want! I’m not exactly an expert, but I have been reading and working with these (and other similar) texts for several years and I’ll likely have at least some thoughts to respond with, and maybe other readers will too. If I have an answer, [&

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I feel like my last post was kind of a cop out. I definitely have a lot of thoughts about the election and our current moment, but it feels a bit like a minefield right now, with everyone so raw. It feels like after 9/11 when I was all “U.S. FOREIGN POLICY BROUGHT THIS UPON […]

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It’s weird how long it’s been since I wrote here. The election is hateful and frightening and I still don’t feel right in my body, I still feel shaky and like a small monster lives in my stomach. I don’t have much to say about it. Or, I have lots to say about it, and […]

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Like many of you, I have spent this week feeling a mixture of fear, nausea, and shock. Now there is someone at the upper echelons of government whose stated views about everyone that is not a white Christian male—not to mention our planet earth—is disdain. I’ve had a hard time knowing the best way to respond. […

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Plazm has made some demented calligraphy inspired by Donald Trump’s demented words. Take them back and send him packing. The screens are burned!  BYOB—Bring Your Own Bag or Shirt and pull a print Sunday night at Beacon Sound from 7-9 pm. Green Line Press will be on hand so YOU can silkscreen our ‘nasty woman’

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Surface Tension was originally published as my contribution to the art and literary journal, Bearings: Works about Boundaries, designed by Antonia Pinter and co-edited by Olivia Durif and Molly Schaeffer. BEARINGS issue no.1 is available for purchase via http://www.bearings-journal.com/new-products/ For

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I remember the first time I met Chloe Eudaly in her small store just north of Hawthorne Blvd. on 37th Avenue, a few blocks from my house. I was already a lover of ‘zines and printed matter of all kinds. PLAZM was a few years old by then, we started in 1991, I think the first Reading Frenzy location opened in 1994.

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It’s apple time here in God’s country (New England). The heirlooms are popping off faster than I can slice them up! So many new kinds to try; for example, did you ever hear of a blue pearmain? Well it’s not very good! Or how about a spitzenburg? It’s great, and Thomas Jefferson grew them. There’

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We watched Total Recall the other night. We were discussing all the ways that eras of cinema manifest unique discursive practices. For example, in the silent era you will always see a chase sequence where one character runs through a bunch of different scenes and then another character runs through all the same scenes, shot

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Failure is part of the human condition, yet many people are paralyzed by the thought. What do mistakes teach us? What is a beginner’s mind? Plazm’s Joshua Berger and Niko Courtelis lead a “Come Fail With Us” workshop at the Bend Design Conference which features Ashley Shaffer, Brad Cloepfil, John C Jay, and Victor

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About this art In 2008 I worked on an anti-John McCain poster, in 2012 anti-Mitt Romney art. I like to make political posters. To use my training in design for something important. But this year is different. More urgent. More personal. As the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I find Donald Trump to be deeply frightening.

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UrHo’s favorite Aging Punk (Chris Stamm) Finally Confronts the Blink-182 Discography.

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