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. […
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 […]
Things I enjoy about my current life phase: - eating alone and grossly, with my hands, making smacking noises, in public, is no problem for me - zero compunctions any longer re: telling crazy and/or menacing men on the street to leave me alone - Enjoy six hour long Wim Wenders films - When I […]
Over the weekend, some woman who probably spent a crapload of money to stand in the pit next to the stage at a Beyoncé concert spent her time there catching Pokémon, instantly becoming the mortal enemy of the Hive and, if she’s ever identified, the possessor of social mentions resembling a war zone. Read the […]
It’s already becoming abundantly clear that 2016 is going to be the year VR starts to break in a big way. But with all that being said, there are still major hurdles and limitations when it comes to artists making experiences for VR. There is, however, an interim step that artists and live music venues […]
I dreamed I couldn’t spell “Foucault.” People kept jeering at me–I kept getting these harrowing editorial reviews back, with “track changes” turned on and the whole document completely awash in red–but I couldn’t stop spelling it “Foucauld.” Even in the dream, I wa
It has not been the focused and relaxing summer I had anticipated and planned for, but I suppose it never is. I keep thinking that once I get finished with x, or once y is over, things will be great and easy. I realized last night that I have been thinking that way for at […]
Good lord! What is going on? I am rarely fully on the internet now that it is summer, if you can imagine such a lifestyle, and the only thing I miss is constantly writing about myself on my blog. Now we are trying to take it a step further and get off our phones more. […]
I have been working like a skunk; it is a beautiful feeling. I can’t say enough good things about it. I have been wondering why I find my work so unbelievably satisfying–it’s unlike any job I have ever had in my life, in that sense, even teaching, which I love. I wake up every morning […]
I just graduated from a PhD program in the humanities (woohoo!) and I actually have a job, but I really don’t want it. Before you roll your eyes, since I know no one has a job in this economy, let me tell you that it’s a 1-year appointment in the department I just graduated from, […]
Nalu Gruschkus is a 13 year old woman and fellow Marfa resident whom I have the unearthly privilege to call my friend and yes, kindred spirit. Nalu and I do allot of cool things together. These things include: having slumber parties choreographing dance pieces eating pizza discussing the tribulations of young men pla
The other day I came home and saw my husband’s to-do list on the shelf in the entryway. It said: - bird sounds - ebirds - Man Ray translation Since quitting academia he has developed a passion for birding. He bought a double CD called “Birding by Ear” and is now difficult to go on […]