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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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.
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, [&
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 […]
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 […]
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. […
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’
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
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.
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’
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
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
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.
UrHo’s favorite Aging Punk (Chris Stamm) Finally Confronts the Blink-182 Discography.
A Marfa Haircut was originally published as a contribution to the 2016 New Myths publication- a compilation of written works published in tandem with the 2016 Marfa Myths/Mexican Summer music festival in Marfa, TX. A Marfa Haircut A Marfa Haircut is one which concerns itself mainly with an innate accommodation
We ran out of milks so I put vanilla ice cream in my coffee this morning. I pretended to be mad but in reality I think we can all agree that this is a pretty fun treat. A lady should always have reserve ice cream (vanilla, maple, or possibly chocolate) in the freezer for just […]
So I meet this British man who is a psychoanalyst, a total beautiful man. Like the kind you look at and immediately must send stern signals to yourself to repress systematic blushing. Who cares if he’s not your type he is a POP CULTURAL AESTHETIC ARCHETYPE programmed into your brain by a steady milieu of […]
Community podcast studio opens in Portland, Oregon.
Last night we watched the recently restored footage that crewmember Frank Hurley shot during the epic Endurance polar expedition of 1914. The one with the year on the ice, and the whole deal where a malnourished and dyssentry-ridden Ernest Shackleton and two other guys ultimately rode in a dinky open lifeboat across 800 mil
The secret to Portland’s bike share success is in the science of behavior change by Jessica Roberts.
Interview with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, Emmy-Nominated Writer for ‘UnREAL’
Virtual reality may look cool, but it will feel empty without community by Claire L Evans for The Guardian.
Scott Wayne Indiana is launching a game called Lotus Dimension on Kickstarter. The description is “Navigate dangerous quests using creative, collaborative tactics rooted in principles of nonviolence.”
I turned 39 yesterday! Wait, no, the day before yesterday. Anyway, it’s my last year of Pushin Forty and I’m kind of sad about it because I like that joke. So far I am not that depressed about aging although I’m sure that time will come if I live long enough. My mom turned 70 […]