Iggy — Vinicius Mattoso

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Small Talk — Hans-Georg Rauch

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Putney Swope — Robert Downey Sr. (Full Film)

 

Ten Inspiring Quotes from Ten Inspirational Writers

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(More Gatsby comics by Kate Beaton at her site Hark, a vagrant).

Dark Star — John Carpenter (Full Film)

Kafka Rejection (Umberto Eco)

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The Phantom Of Liberty — Luis Buñuel (Full Film)

George Saunders Riffs on Vonnegut, Teaching Writing, and How Capitalism Plunders the Sensuality of the Body

The President in Her Towers (Book Acquired, 12.20.2012)

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I just read the first few chapters of The President in Her Towers, Tom Whalen’s satire of academia—good stuff: short, punchy chapters that illustrate the reality of academia in all its paranoid surreality. Here’s publisher Ellipsis Press’s blurb:

Through the corridors of the university’s Humanities and Sciences Towers, rumors are swirling about the President: her bizarre decrees, her midnight meetings, her strange projects (the Head-in-Progress, the Activated Eye, the Gestation Chamber). The President’s dedicated personal assistant, Thomas (a.k.a. Herr Abjectus), is charged with investigating and reporting on these and other matters, but it won’t be easy—especially since the President has disappeared. And now there is a new rumor: that she has been marked for assassination

 

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Definition of Politics (Ambrose Bierce)

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From New York Magazine, August 3, 1970. Via Matt Singer’s Twitter

“Diagetic, dialogic, hegemonic” — David Markson Weighs in on Contemporary Literary Criticism

Diagetic, dialogic, hegemonic. Privilege, as a verb. Foreground, as a verb. Valorize. Praxis, Simulacra. Metafiction. Logocentrism. Phallocentrism. Discourse. Signifier/signified.

Aporia.

Late capitalism. Gynophobia.

Text.

None of the above.

From David Markson’s novel Reader’s Block.