A Thanksgiving Prayer from William Burroughs

A Thanksgiving Prayer from William Burroughs<br />

Thanks for the wild turkey and passenger pigeons destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts... Thanks for vast herds of bisons... Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes...Thanks for a nation of finks... »

Joey Amdahl’s
The Big Dumb Nothing
fiction from MODERN (you call this) LIVING

<font size=3>Joey Amdahl’s</font><br /><b><font size=6>The Big Dumb Nothing</font><br /><font size=3>fiction from MODERN (you call this) LIVING</b></font>

I see my thirty-five-year-old boss Betty Allen standing at the door of the club. She scratches at an itch that’s under her tight black skirt and her hand yanks up her fish net stocking at the knee. . A tattoo of a zombie geisha fills up her entire upper arm. The tattoo goes against... »

an Octoberfest hors d’oeuvre
I AM FIFI

<center><small><em>an Octoberfest hors d’oeuvre</em></small><br />I AM FIFI</center>

      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? »

MY LIFE & TIMES IN THE SKIN TRADE

MY LIFE & TIMES IN THE SKIN TRADE

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... »

BOYS TOWN

<center>BOYS TOWN</center>

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... »

THE NATIONAL PASTIME

<center>THE NATIONAL PASTIME</center>

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... »

an excerpt from Alan Greenberg’s
EVERY NIGHT THE TREES DISAPPEAR
Werner Herzog and the Making of “Heart of Glass”

<b><center><font size=4>an excerpt from Alan Greenberg’s </font><br /><font size=5>EVERY NIGHT THE TREES DISAPPEAR</font><br /><font size=3>Werner Herzog and the Making of “Heart of Glass”</font></center></b>

Every Night the Trees Disappear is an intimate chronicle of the visionary filmmaker Werner Herzog directing a masterwork in which his actors were hypnotized throughout. This chronicle is interwoven with Herzog’s original screenplay to create a unique vision of its own, the married texts playing off each other hypnotically. »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #19

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #19</b></font>

Must.  Get.  Back. Must.  Go.  Home. The palace staff  assembled to see us off, and no … Read the rest »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #21

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #21</b></font>

Travel is broadening, as they say, and also flattening – we were elevated and also humbled. Every day on the Silk Road had seemed like a week, every week like a month, in the sense that travel extends your life, buys you time. And time, dear friend, is running out. »

FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:
Raymond Mungo’s
SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #20

<center><font size=4><b>FAMOUS LONG AGO REDUX:</b></font><br /><font size=3><b>Raymond Mungo’s</font></b><br /><font size=4><b>SILK ROAD MAHABHARATA #20</b></font>

The first step was getting out of India alive. Seriously, even in the ultra-security of an expensive, exclusive hotel, you can’t take your survival in India for granted. In India you always know it’s impossible to control events. »

Mike Golden’s
Inside Outsourcing

<small><small><small>Mike Golden’s</small></small></small><br />Inside Outsourcing</br>

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... »

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

for Louis C.K.

<center>A WHITER SHADE OF PALE</center><br /><center><font size=-1>for Louis C.K.</font></center>

“Unfortunately, this is not going to end well, Humbert,” the Woodman intoned as he buried his face in his hands just as Starsky & Hutch showed up and rushed me. By the looks on the cops’ faces as they cuffed me, if there hadn’t been witnesses there, they would’ve pounded me into ground round,... »

THE HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF HISTORY
from the novel
VIRTUALLY REALITY
(on the coast of Nebraska)

by Mike Golden

<center><strong>THE HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF HISTORY</strong><br /><font size = 3>from the novel</font><br /><strong><font size = 5>VIRTUALLY REALITY<br /> (on the coast of Nebraska)</font></strong><br /><font size = 4>by Mike Golden</font></center>

No big thing, but it wasn't a secret to anyone who was paying attention that the end of the world was a process not an event, yet when the inevitable finally kicked in, 99.4 percent of the population, including the religious zealots who were praying for it to happen, still didn't realize it. ... »

Darius James’
Free
Brother Bobby!

<center><font size=+1>Darius James’</font><br /><font size=+3>Free<br />Brother Bobby!</font></center>

Sometime between the ages of eight and nine, traumatized by The Story of Dr. Doolittle, and his a… Read the rest »

An excerpt from the novel
Slow Fade
by Rudolph Wurlitzer

<center><font size = 4> An excerpt from the novel</font><br />Slow Fade<br /><font size = 3> by Rudolph Wurlitzer</font></center>

He was up fourteen grand. He decided to keep four for himself and give the rest to Walker as paymen… Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #36 – The Final Episode

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #36 – The Final Episode</font></b></center>

     THE FINAL EPISODE The Beer Mystic’s last day on the planet: I travel across th… Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #35

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #35</font></b></center>

Night disguises rain. The rain obliterates vision. Our thought lay down the streets, neat and treacherous like black ice. Our view — I am alone but imagine I am not — is further skewed by memories made jittery by what I am and am not seeing. »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #34

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #34</font></b></center>

Scarification cultists, blood sellers, blood letters and small arms dealers combed the projects showing their steel with all the street swagger of a thousand sputtering dreams. And others content themselves with the titanium plates in their skulls that they claim conduct electricity and receive radio signals. Others negotiated the war zone with hunched skulks,... »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #31

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #31</font></b></center>

  In pursuit of Nielle’s beckoning voice and in avoidance of Djuna I walk by the library b… Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #30

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  Fans in “SuperPope” tee shirts waved chartreuse styrofoam crosses. The Pope was in … Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #29

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #29</font></b></center>

The first time I saw a Mohawk it was pink. And sat like a broom head atop the lanky guitarist who, … Read the rest »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #28

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #28</font></b></center>

Djuna began to foresee the day when answering machines would begin to talk to one another. And the cassette would serve as mouth to some micro-sliver brain. She couldn’t wait. The more art or art PR she did the more she hated people. And she wondered if this was good. »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #27

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“I’m on a semen diet: when I see men I eat them,” she’d say with cognac on her breath, utterly impressed by her own attempts at vulgarity. Her eyes floating in the languid jazz of Coleman Hawkins like black seedpods on a mountain lake. »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #26

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“Its a roach trap. They’re attracted, go in, get drunk and drown. At least they went in a nice way and I get rid of some more roaches. It was a beer I wasn’t going to drink anyway. I mean, what’s the big deal!? So I left a beer out over night.” »

Bart Plantenga’s
Confessions of a Beer Mystic #25

<center><font size=+2>Bart Plantenga’s</font><br /><b><font size=+2>Confessions of a Beer Mystic #25</font></b></center>

“Beer is tantric, man. It arouses all the faculties into a spiritual twister so that senses, emotions, sex, and smarts are all roused to their highest pitch, so that your memories and responses can be reconverted into the pure energy from which they all originated.” »

an Octoberfest hors d’oeuvre
I AM FIFI

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? »

DARIUS JAMES
DR. SNAKESKIN SPEAKS


BOYS TOWN
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... »


THE NATIONAL PASTIME
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
    Missionary Positions
    fiction by Joe Maynard

    Painting by Peter Cross

    "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... »

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    REMEMBERING THE TEA
    an excerpt from Ellen Pearlman’s
    NOTHING & EVERYTHING

    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
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    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. »
    MY LIFE & TIMES IN THE SKIN TRADE

    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.

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    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?

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    Dick Lit
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    DISCOVERED


    “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....
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    Millie tittered, which is how girls used to be taught to laugh. Tilda wondered if this were an intentional jab.

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