Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kurt Schwitters

Portrait of Kurt Schwitters by El Lissitzky, 1929. GOODBYE KURT SCHWITTERS by Matt Gonzalez “I use any material the picture demands.” Kurt Schwitters, 1920. Today marks the conclusion of an important Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) retrospective, the first in the United … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OMNIDAWN POETS: ALICE JONES

By Alice Jones: Parting the grass to find snakes We wanted up and they went down                   wandering into the core                   they always wanted to go there, it’s the journey                   you never pretended to take                                 inward, fruitful         and winding Cradle the … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here? Politics in the Age of the Koch Brothers and #OWS

Here’s a video shot at the University of California-Davis. It shows Lt. John Pike of the UC-Davis police sauntering up to students associated with the Occupy movement and pepper spraying them, before backing slowly away in a heavily armed phalanx … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OMNIDAWN POETS: MAXINE CHERNOFF

A BED ON FIRE By Maxine Chernoff the smiling assassin isn’t a dream what is embodied asks us to listen beyond rooms the doctor has scissors the hour, confessions a lingering fable serves up its ghosts intention burns like any … Continue reading

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INSURGENT ANTHROPOLOGIES: OCCUPY WALL STREET AND THE HARD TASKS AHEAD

The Occupy Wall Street movement is one of the most significant developments on the American left to have emerged in years. An important victory has been won by the fact that the movement has already shifted American public discourse to … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: OMNIDAWN POETS: MICHELLE TARANSKY

A STUTTER, FOLLOWING By Michelle Taransky A stutter, number after number, apologies, the resemblance of the forest To the axe’s handle, one tree, how many lions can be carved from it, Whose hand you held at the investigation, the funeral, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TOM HOLMES

Photo: “Wine Never Blinks” THE FIRST PAINTING By Tom Holmes I had no urge except to sleep with her in the cave, but I felt sympathy. I cared. I sensed intelligence in a crevice. I saw life. I saw a … Continue reading

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