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On Ideology

“The rain has stopped, the air is mild; the sky is rolling along beautiful black pictures: this is more than enough to make a frame for a perfect moment… But I don’t know how to take advantage of the opportunity: I wander along at random, calm and empty, under this wasted sky.

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Society

Beatnik in Blue

June 11, 2006  Sunday

I have been following what scant news reports I have been emailed in the last days, but nothing that could give a clue as to the newest political flavor to hit the Beltway.   264 more words

I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.

Centre Georges Pompidou’da geçtiğimiz hafta Beat Generation sergisinin açılışı yapıldı. Beat kuşağını biliyorsunuz zaten ama bilmeyenler için kısaca özetleyeyim, 1940’larda New York’ta doğan, 1950-60’lara damgasını vuran, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs’ın öncülük ettiği, kendisinden sonra gelen kuşakları da derinden etkileyen, materyalizm karşıtı bir akım. 752 more words

Travel

Slacker

Dir: Richard Linklater (1991)

I’m still not sure I want to watch this film, even as I slide the box out of its yellowing sleeve. Even as I press play on the DVD remote I’m not sure it has anything to say to me any more. 1,266 more words

Movies

Disengaged The World

College is three years behind down the road left lingering the paper-trail of an aborted degree. I have turned my facade into a quarry chipping away Doc Maartens and Oakley’s, peeling skin off TV screens and masturbating to Fox News anchors. 176 more words

Personal

Literary agent drops wannabe beatnik writer when "writing process" becomes inefficient

Written by Jacques Franco, Staff Writer.

Chicago, IL–Ed Hardy, an up-and-coming novelist and a self-proclaimed “beatnik born in the wrong decade,” was reportedly dropped by his literary agent after “habitually missing deadlines.” “Ed’s a cool guy and all, shows promise, but he doesn’t play the game,” said Bobby Gleason, associate editor for an independent publishing house  based in Chicago, specializing in the publication of writers of small-medium prominence. 309 more words

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