Occupy Lunch
by Ralph Steadman

<center><b><font size=3>Sparrow’s</font><br /><font size=5>WE WERE WRONG </font><br /><font size=3></font></b><br /><font size=4>Occupy Lunch</font><br /><font size=3>by Ralph Steadman</font></center>

  Millions of us old, battered Believers prayed for this movement to arise – while k… Read the rest »

Max Blagg’s
‘70’s [Slight return]

<center><font size = 4>Max Blagg’s</font><br />‘70’s [Slight return]</center>

There was no art in life just raw bodies colliding in the chemical night soft explosions of lust and battery eclipsing the civilized as the years poured down the drain. Echoes of that loveless tune still resound through the hallways of the Hotel Chelsea epidural center of a numb youth the hum of true Bohemia coursing through the building »

Michael Randall’s
for Ralph Ackerman

Holiday Dinner by Ralph Steadman

<center><b><font size=3>Michael Randall’s</font><br /><font size=5>GRAVY MASTER </font><br /><font size=3>for Ralph Ackerman</font></b><br /><font size=3>Holiday Dinner by Ralph Steadman</font></center>

All the pure products of America make some sort of gravy. Fast cars leak motor oil in the driveway and soft lumps form in the sand if there is some. Sweat rolls down the ass-crack of day-laborers and Britney Spears. Unearned or unexpected, we hope you enjoy our sauce. We like our fat and our juices ... »

Maureen Owen’s
but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum

<center><font size=3><b>Maureen Owen’s</b></font><br />ON A POEM ABOUT ELVIS PRESLEY<br /><font size=4>but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum</font>

    I thought she said                “There’s a bullet hole in my skull the size of Detroit”                     He got older but what he really lost was the energy of life          he had this energy      then he lost it because what happens                       is you start to see the outcome see where it’s all headed & then you do   So you don’t want to go there anymore but there’s already nowhere else to... »

The Vampire Wilts at Jodie Foster’s Innocence
by Philip Herter

<center>The Vampire Wilts at Jodie Foster’s Innocence<br /><font size = 3>by Philip Herter</font></center>

Jodie Foster strolls onto the black square of asphalt shopping for a Cadillac for her dog and the universe bends ever so slightly with a reassessment of John Hinkley. The miniscule refraction of intergalactic guilt and misguided suffering registers in the Andes by a quantum leap in the tonnage of coca leaves harvested and in New York... »

by Patricia Freed Ackerman

<center><font size=5>OUR BETTERS :</font></center><center><font size=5>WANT OUR BEDS</font></center><center><font size=4>by Patricia Freed Ackerman</font></center>

there is a note in my folder. written to myself if it says Bet(ting) is the opera of the poor who should grudge it to them? then it was someone else’s words if i was me it says Bed is the opera of the poor who would begrudge it to them (Bed being the place we sleep sleep being the place of dreams dreams being... »

Janine Pommy Vega, Restless Poet, Dies at 68

<center>Janine Pommy Vega, Restless Poet, Dies at 68

A celebration of the life and work of the late Janine Pommy Vega—poet, writer, teacher, and political activist—will take place on Sunday, February 20, at the Colony, Rock City Road in Woodstock, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a formal program with invited speakers and musicians, followed by... »

Michael Simmons on 

<center>Michael Simmons on <br />THE ONE, THE ONLY, BUDGE THRELKELD

Funny man Budge Threlkeld's death in 2005 was heartbreaking but historically appropriate. Few could match his charisma, innate kindness, and epic wit. He could endear himself to Republican tourists at a Disney World comedy club as effortlessly as if they were a gang of stoned malcontents in a smoke-filled basement in New... »


but for Ted Berrigan who understands momentum I thought she said “There’s a bullet hole in m… Read the rest »

an Octoberfest hors d’oeuvre

I am FiFi (not my real name), the French maid sex slave of two beautiful, brilliant, strong Amazon Lesbians. And though they tell me I am badly flunking the French part of my maid, What, Dear Vibrator, I must ask, is the correlation between pain and sexual excitement? Am I a sickness? »

Charles Bukowski's
Six Inches

Sarah picked me up and placed me down between her legs, which she spread open just a bit. Then I was facing a forest of hair. I hardened my back and neck muscles, sensing what was to come. I was jammed into darkness and stench. I heard Sarah moan. Then Sarah began to move me slowly back and forth. As I said, the stench was unbearable, and it was difficult to breathe, but somehow there was air in there—various side-pockets and drafts of oxygen. Now and then my head, the top of my head bumped The Man in the Boat and then Sarah would let out an extra-illuminated moan. Sarah began moving me faster and faster »

Victor Harwood’s
excerpted from his novel

That Saturday night Malraux and I sat side-by-side, facing the room, watching the crowd flow in and out in waves as it passed through the Dingo, quick to find out what was doing in the Quarter, savor a Jimmy Charters Gin Fizz and head off for dinner at the Brassarie Lipp or the Dôme... »


They took their beer from the bar to a table in the back, and then Johnson started talking about whore houses it had been his distinct pleasure to know. Like shortstops or writers, there was a rating system."There was a place in Jersey. In Wildwood. A grand old House, for its... »

Die for it or live for it, it always comes down to whether you go for what looks most inviting in the moment or wait for what you're lookin' for. Call it Yes or call it No, to swing or not to swing appears to be the only room left to move in... »

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RALPH STEADMAN remembers meeting HUNTER S. THOMPSON: I heard a quick hiss from the spray can Hunter was brandishing. He had Maced me again!...

HUNTER meets RALPH: Another problem was his habit of sketching people he met in the various social situations I dragged him into--then giving them the sketches. »

Mike Golden’s
Inside Outsourcing
Even if eating it is not exactly their thing they always have the option to use it as a dildo made exclusively for them personally by white trash fashionistas from the south of France collection, Dominique, would you like a tattoo of your face on your ass, dear, while you’re waiting for the designer to take measurements we can use to fit your soul into a gift package? »
Although Tuli was dubbed “the Noel Coward of Bohemia” by his friend co-founding Fug Ed Sanders, I always thought of the multidextrous humanist-humorist as “the Tom Paine of standup protest performance art”, but no matter what handle any of us pin on him it’s safe to say he has probably subliminally influenced more underground writer-poet-artist-publishers than any other Boho to come down the page this century. »


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    Dick Lit
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    fiction by Joe Maynard

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    "dick lit" is here to acknowledge the good, bad and ugly that goes with it, as it celebrates every young boy's quest to get off the next time, and every old man's quest to get off one more time, before there is no time left to get off on... »

    an excerpt from Ellen Pearlman’s

    Nothing and Everything is about the relationship of Eastern thought, particularly Buddhism, to the arts in post-war New York City —from the early 1940s to the early1960s—a handful of individuals brought about major changes in music, performance, dance, theater, installation, video, mixed media, painting, and sculpture, as the evolution from modernism to postmodernism broke down the idea of art as a practice devoted to a particular medium. The world—or life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on enlightenment occurring at any moment.... »

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    Alan Greenberg’s

    For three hours Ali was in the ring sparring, and the entire time he never threw a punch. When he finally stepped down I asked him what he was doing. “I’m gonna get that sucker so tired of punching me he’s gonna fall flat on his face,” Ali replied. And so the “Rope-a-Dope” was born, not in the ring in Zaire, but in a gym in Pennsylvania. »

    Up on the stage a man who looks like Klinger on Mash lifts his dress for the audience to inspect him. He has a clit. An actual clit. Then suddenly the legs spread, and PRESTO SLEAZO, there's a schlong! What a bargain! A real live hermaphrodite is about to take the skin of his female genitalia and stretch it over his male genitalia and get it on with itself »

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    Professor Irwin Corey Accepts The National Book Award for Thomas Pynchon

    It happened Thursday, April 18th, 1974, at Alice Tulley Hall, and those that were there will never forget it (if they remember it at all). The National Book Awards, commercial publishing’s now defunct version of the Academy Awards was in the bottom of the ninth, down »

    Mimi & Richard Farina Live

    In 1965, Mimi and Richard Farina dropped by the studios of WTBS (now WMBR) with electric guitarist Barry Tashian (of Barry & the Remains) for music and talk with DJ Ed Freeman. Richard is on dulcimer. One of Mimi’s two guitars is tuned like a dulcimer. The explanation for the brief gap in the tape has long been lost.


    Michael Disend's RIDER OF THE JADE HORSE

    Li looked firmly into his eyes. “No! I want man who is also a woman.” Penman nodded against his will, his gaze stealing down toward the strap-on dildo she was generously coating with lube. It thrust out like a red cannon from her leather harness. Why red? Is it because she’s from China?


    Dick Lit
    Stacia St. Owens’

    “Dick lit” has been around since the first caveman’s curiosity stuck his dick into the equation when he rubbed those two rocks together around it until....
    Millie tittered, which is how girls used to be taught to laugh. Tilda wondered if this were an intentional jab.

    Barney Rosset Interview
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