Monthly Archives: October 2009


Bertrand Russell RUSSELL-EINSTEIN MANIFESTO (1955) by Divers Hands IN the tragic situation which confronts humanity, we feel that scientists should assemble in conference to appraise the perils that have arisen as a result of the development of weapons of mass … Continue reading

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SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT (1936) by George Orwell In Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me. I … Continue reading

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Pocket Chess Set with Wallet (1943) by Marcel Duchamp, with celluloid pieces and a pin attachment design. Duchamp called it a Rectified Readymade. APROPOS OF ‘READYMADES’ by Marcel Duchamp In 1913 I had the happy idea to fasten a bicycle … Continue reading

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THE CONFESSIONS OF FOFI LITTLEPANTS PART II by Fofi Littlepants II. HITCHHIKING Hitchhiking, like trainhopping, is an activity that was intertwined with romantic images of independence and adventure in the Beat era and the 60’s, but has since hit upon … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Jürgen Becker translated by Okla Elliott Jürgen Becker was born in Köln, Germany, in 1932. He is the author of over thirty books—novels, story collections, poetry collections, and plays—all published by Germany’s premier publisher, Suhrkamp. He has … Continue reading

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STATION by Sharon Olds Coming in off the dock after writing, I approached the house, and saw your long grandee face in the light of a lamp with a parchment shade the color of flame. An elegant hand on your … Continue reading

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ROME by Beth Mattson The US is totally just like ancient Rome. The perfect analogy. The participatory democracy, The classic over-extension, The silly dress code. And do you remember when Rome fell, To the walking-dead, Flesh-eating, Tooth-gnashing zombies? We could … Continue reading

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