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John Waters’ Novel Views On Abstinence

from the net via H. Beadleston


Posted on September 30, 2011 by Editor

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Tragic Example of the Evils of Incest Among Pure-breed Dogs

from Chrissy Whale’s blog via Facebook


 I Posted this photo on my FaceBook Page

on 9-23-2011 @ 4:06 PM

& O-M-G!

Exactly 4 Days into being posted!!!

To the Second…

10, 092 = Likes

8,913 = Shares

4,751 = Comments!

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Posted on September 29, 2011 by Editor

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Top 10 Decimations Of The English Language




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“Refute” means to “disprove with evidence” and yet it’s commonly used, even by professional writers, to mean “rebut” which carries a similar meaning but isn’t quite so strong, as it can also mean “argue against.” The example here (“Simon Cowell refutes ‘scandalous’ claims he helped billionaire hide assets from wife he was divorcing”) is from a recent Daily Mail article. For those outside the UK, the Daily Mail is a newspaper which regularly rages against falling educational standards. A special mention to Sarah Palin who invented a new word “refudiate”; the usage suggests she meant repudiate.

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Posted on September 28, 2011 by Editor

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Egressing Confessing

from Terry’s Diary

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Posted on September 27, 2011 by Editor

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The Last Bullfight

from The Telegraph UK

The last Ole! Bullfighting comes to an end in Catalonia

Almost seven hundred years of Catalan bullfighting history ended on Sunday night with the final death blow dealt by its hometown hero.

By Barcelona

While Jose Tomas, Spain’s finest matador, was the undisputed star of the evening, the honour of killing the last bull on Catalan soil fell to torero Serafin Marin, a native of Barcelona.

When Marin delivered the estocada, a half tonne bull dropped to the sand, just as reflections of the sun faded in the matador’s suit of light.

On a day when bloodthirsty spectacle was staged for the last time, Spain’s leading exponent of the sport took a triumphant bow in his favourite arena.

The final Ole! at La Monumental arena in central Barcelona marked the end of an era and cast the uneasy relationship between the Catalans and Spain into thick swirl of emotion.

The 18,000 seats for the region’s last ever bullfight sold out within hours and tickets traded on the blackmarket commanding more than ten times their face value. A few were touted on the internet for as much as 1,500 euros each.

Even the posters that advertised the event became an instant collector’s item.

The limited editions prints, commissioned especially from Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, have been disappearing from hoardings across the Catalan capital.

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Posted on September 26, 2011 by Editor

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Doritos Inventor Gone

from AP via The Arizona Republic

Man credited with creating Doritos dies in Dallas

Sept. 26, 2011 11:18 AM
Associated Press

DALLAS – Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97.

A statement issued by the West family says he died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. A graveside service is scheduled for Oct. 1. Daughter Jana Hacker of Allen tells The Dallas Morning News ( the family plans on “tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn.”

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Posted on September 26, 2011 by Editor

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from Deadline Hollywood

Legal Drama About Ex-U.S. President Lands At CBS With Penalty

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Sunday September 25, 2011 @ 6:00pm PDT 
Tags: CBSCBS TV StudiosDreamWorks TVJames FreyJonathan E. SteinbergLegacy

Nellie AndreevaCBS has bought Legacy, a drama project from Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, DreamWorks TV and author James Frey’s book-packaging company Full Fathom Five. The project has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network and has been laid off at CBS TV Studios. It centers on a one-term president who goes back to work at his hometown law firm where he hand-picks the cases that really matter to him. Steinberg, who will write the script, is executive producing with Frey, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

The idea for the project was generated by A Million Little Pieces author Frey’s IP company, which focuses mostly on young-adult fiction. Six months ago, Frey came to Los Angeles to pitch the company’s catalog, and WME — which reps him, DreamWorks TV and Steinberg — got them together to develop Legacy. The project was pitched directly to the networks, landing at CBS.

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Posted on September 25, 2011 by Editor

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Data As Art

from The New York Times

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

Michael Appleton for The New York Times

I.B.M.’s “Think” exhibition features interactive panels about information collection and analysis.

Published: September 23, 2011

Anyone walking past Lincoln Center during the last few days, and glancing downward at its new access road, Jaffe Drive, would have seen what seemed to be a slightly eccentric art installation. A long band of animated colored lights would snake across a 123-foot-long wall of LEDs as a digital clock counted backward. Then that band might suddenly twist and wind around itself, erupt into curves, contort into waves, and, just as unexpectedly, subside again into temporary linear calm.

Or else, if you watched long enough, the wall might go blank, and when lighted again, would resemble a kind of elongated container. Bluish lights would pour inside it, mounting and sloshing about like some kind of luminous liquid, until the entire wall’s array would be filled to overflowing. And then the “liquid” would seem to spill from the sides, dripping down in cascades as the container emptied.

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Posted on September 24, 2011 by Editor

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The Past And Future of Famous Logos

from stock logos

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Posted on September 23, 2011 by Editor

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LG’s Lavish Dinners

from The New York Post

Gagosian’s deuce

Last Updated: 12:09 AM, September 21, 2011

Larry Gagosian / WIREIMAGE Art dealer and gallery owner Larry Gagosian threw lavish dinners to celebrate two big openings. He took over the entire restaurant at new Upper East Side eatery Crown last Thursday to celebrate the opening of Jenny Saville’s show at his Madison Avenue Gallery.

The following night, Gagosian took over The Lion to toast the Andy Warhol exhibition at his West 21st Street location. Guests included Owen WilsonPeter BrantStavros NiarchosBob ColacelloJames FreyJane HolzerPeter MarinoAlberto Mugrabi and Lou Reed.

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Posted on September 22, 2011 by Editor

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That’s Gatsby With A Small “j”


The $175,000 Dust Jacket Comes to Auction

by Stephen J. Gertz

Sotheby’s Oct. 10, 2011. Est. $150,000-$180,000. 

The incredibly rare and desirable dust jacket to the first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is coming to auction via Sotheby’s-New York Library of an English Bibliophile Sale Part II on October 20, 2011. It is estimated to sell for $150,000-$180,000. An excellent copy of the first edition, first printing of The Great Gatsby, a book that in near-fine/fine condition sells for $7,000-$10,000, is included with the dust jacket.

The dust jacket is in the corrected first state, i.e. the “j” in Jay Gatsby on the rear panel was printed in lower case and carefully hand-corrected in ink to upper-case by the publisher. No uncorrected copies of the first state dust jacket are known to exist. In the second state of the dust jacket the “J” was corrected by  the printer.

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Posted on September 21, 2011 by Editor

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History was made last week on Trevors Choice when Trev gave James Frey a ten out of ten…

from 720 ABC Perth [ click to listen at 720 ABC Perth ]

Posted on September 20, 2011 by Editor

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The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

from HBO

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Posted on September 20, 2011 by Editor

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Apocalyptic Porn Bunker

from CBS Los Angeles

LA Porn Studio Begins Construction On ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Underground Bunker

ti5th LA Porn Studio Begins Construction On Post Apocalyptic Underground Bunker

San Fernando Valley-based porn studio Pink Visual said the bunker is envisioned as “far more than a mere bomb shelter or subterranean survivalist enclave”, complete with a digital studio, gun racks and a rotating hydraulic stage.
(courtesy Pink Visual) 

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A San Fernando Valley adult entertainment studio began construction this month on what it calls a “post-apocalyptic” underground bunker in anticipation of a global catastrophe rumored to take place in late 2012.A spokesman for Van Nuys-based Pink Visual said the bunker will be “far more than a mere bomb shelter or subterranean survivalist enclave” with amenities such as multiple fully-stocked bars, an enormous performing stage and a sophisticated content production studio.

“Our goal is nothing less than to survive the apocalypse to come in comfort and luxury,” said Pink Visual spokesman Quentin Boyer, “whether that catastrophe takes the form of fireballs flung earthward by an all-seeing deity, extended torrential rainfall, Biblical rapture, an earthquake-driven mega-tsunami, radioactive flesh-eating zombies, or some combination of the above.”

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Posted on September 19, 2011 by Editor

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New Fees Catch Pussies By Surprise

Posted on September 19, 2011 by JK

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Lorien Rising – NUMBER SIX #1 – NUMBER FOUR #4

from The New York Times

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Posted on September 19, 2011 by Editor

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Today Is The End – Borders Gone

from MediaBistro’s GalleyCat

Heartbreaking Borders Photograph

Reddit user Jessers25 took the photo embedded above at a Borders going out of business sale. In the photo, a Thomas Jefferson quote sat on a bare wall with a pile of dismantled bookshelves: “I cannot live without books.”

The photo has spawned hundreds of comments and a raging debate about the future of bookstores.

No matter what you think about mega-bookstores or Borders management, this is a sad year for everyone who loves books.

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Posted on September 18, 2011 by Editor

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An amazing soiree at Phillips de Pury & Company

from Haute Living

Haute Event: Serena Williams, Sting, Brad Goreski last Night at the Made in Polaroid 50|50|50 Art Auction with Belvedere and Clos du Bois

Last night on Wednesday September 14th, 2011 I had the pleasure of attending an amazing soiree at Phillips de Pury & Company. The art and entertainment community came together for the launch of Polaroid’s new instant mobile printer and a charity auction of the works created by these artists using the mobile printer.

The Made in Polaroid 50|50|50 Art Auction with Clos du Bois and Belvedere benefited Free Arts and original pieces by Tory Burch, Patrick Demarchelier, Will Cotton, Steven Klein, Norman Jean Roy, James Frey and more were sold. Notable attendees and artists included Serena Williams, Sting, Brad Goreski, Patrick Demarchelier, Todd Tourso from Haus of Gaga, Norman Jean Roy, Stefano Tonchi, Sante d’Orazio, Alexa Winner, Maripol, Anita Kunz, Steven Taylor, Chase Jarvis, Jennifer Juniper Stratford, Va$htie, Stella Im Hultberg, Michael Bernard and more.  Guests sipped Clos du Bois North Coast Chardonnay, Belvedere cocktails, dined on sushi and mingled throughout the auction house while viewing the works.  As the live auction began, guests eagerly bid on the extraordinary works, with proceeds benefiting Free Arts.

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Posted on September 17, 2011 by Editor

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“Help me establish La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem…” – Aurora Anaya-Cerda

from Shelf Awareness

La Casa Azul Goes for the Green

Aurora Anaya-Cerda, who founded La Casa Azul Bookstore online in 2008, has launched a campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days to open a bricks-and-mortar store in East Harlem in New York City. A donor will match the money raised.

The 40K in 40 Days campaign is intended to finance inventory, fixtures and café equipment and, most important, provide the deposit for the retail space, all of which would allow La Casa Azul Bookstore to open its doors next year. Incentives for the campaign, which is being conducted on, include gifts such as autographed books, T-shirts and naming a bookshelf. All donors will automatically become Founders’ Circle members and their names will be added to the store’s donor wall.

For 10 years, Anaya-Cerda has worked and volunteered in six bookstores, taken many business classes, attended two booksellers schools and traveled around the country studying bookstores and meeting with authors and publishers. The bricks-and-mortar store, she said, will offer author signings, book clubs, story times for children and a community meeting space. The store will sell new and used books, coffee, pastries, art, clothing and locally made cards and gifts.

Since the online store was established, La Casa Azul Bookstores has hosted more than 60 events in local cultural institutions, schools and cafes. The bookstore also established the annual East Harlem Children’s Book Festival and works with schools and non-profit organizations to promote literacy.

On her website, Anaya-Cerda wrote, “I need your help to get this project off the ground. Help me establish La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem to continue connecting people, books, and the ideas they bring together. I can’t do this work without you.”

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Posted on September 16, 2011 by Editor

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Richard Hamilton Gone

from Associated Press

British pop artist Richard Hamilton dies at 89

Associated Press

image courtesy of WikipediaLONDON (AP) — British Pop Art pioneer Richard Hamilton, who depicted Tony Blair as a cowboy and designed a Beatles album cover, has died. He was 89.

The Gagosian Gallery, which represents Hamilton, said the artist died early Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Britain. It did not give the cause of death.

The gallery said that with his death, “the art world has lost one of its leading figures.” It said Hamilton’s influence on younger artists was “immeasurable.”

Hamilton was often called the “Father of Pop Art” – Britain’s answer to Andy Warhol – and was credited with coining the name for a movement marked by its ironic and iconic use of commercial and pop-culture imagery.

Born in London in 1922, Hamilton studied at the Royal Academy Schools and the Slade School of Fine Art, and made his name in the 50s with “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?” A collage showing a physically idealized naked couple – the man holding a red lollipop marked “Pop” – in a product-strewn home, it was a seminal work of Pop Art.

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Posted on September 15, 2011 by Editor

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Fie! Send him packing then lie low!

from NPR

Things We Say Today And Owe To Shakespeare


A 20-year-old girl named Becky from London posted a picture of one of the pages of her Moleskine notebook on Tumblr. It has, as they say, gone viral and less than a week later is making waves across the Internet.

A page from a notebook.

It’s a simple thing: Becky wrote down, the “things we say today which we owe to Shakespeare.” It’s phrases like “send him packing,” “makes your hair stand on end,” and “lie low.”

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Posted on September 15, 2011 by Editor

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Snoop Vs. Frey

from Abe’s Books

Rapper 50 Cent loses to author Chinua Achebe

I love this story. Super tough rapper 50 Cent has just had his candy ass handed to him by 80-year-old Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe. It appears 50 Cent had not read Things Fall Apart, Achebe’s ground-breaking novel from 1958, or even knew of its existence, and he spent much of 2010 making a movie with the same title.

Achebe had a word in his shell-like (that means ear) and now the movie, about a football player diagnosed with cancer, has been renamed. This Guardian story says 50 Cent offered the author $1 million in order to use the title, Things Fall Apart, but Achebe said no.

Chinua Achebe is my hero for today. Imagine turning down $1 million?

I’d love to see more rapper versus author fights. Next up…Eminem versus Jonathan Franzen with an undercard of Ol’ Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan versus Margaret Atwood. I’d pay to see James Frey against Snoop Dog because Snoop would blow him up although Frey would do a lot of trash talking.

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Posted on September 14, 2011 by Editor

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Shrimp Stuffed Avocado

from The Arizona Republic

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Posted on September 13, 2011 by Editor

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A Liter Of Light –

Posted on September 12, 2011 by Editor

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Posted on September 12, 2011 by Editor

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10 Years

Posted on September 11, 2011 by Editor

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NUMBER SIX #1 – NUMBER FOUR #5 / Thank You Thank You

from The New York Times

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Posted on September 10, 2011 by Editor

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The Compromise Position Is To Split The Difference And Let The Queen Wear Crotchless Panties

from NBC Miami

Miss Universe Hopeful Told to Wear Panties

Miss Colombia has been making appearances without unmentionables

by Greg Wilson

Miss Universe officials have a message for Catalina Robayo, Colombia’s entry into Monday’s contest: Don’t forget to wear underwear.

Robayo, one of 89 beauties from around the world competing to win the Donald Trump-owned contest, has been reprimanded for making appearance in tiny skirts – with no panties.

“Colombia had to be spoken to and told she needed to wear underpants as what she was doing was totally inappropriate,” a source told Fox News. “People have been pretty upset by it; there have been photos and media appearances where she has completely had her crotch out.”

The contest, being held in Sao paulo, Brazil, might benefit from controversy, but going commando goes too far.

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Posted on September 10, 2011 by Editor

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Inventor Of The E-book, Michael Stern Hart, Gone

from Shelf Awareness

Obituary Note: Michael Stern Hart

Michael Stern Hart, founder and head of Project Gutenberg and considered by many to have invented the e-book, died on Tuesday. He was 64.

According to Dr. Gregory B. Newby, Hart told this story of how he had the idea for e-books. “He had been granted access to significant computing power at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On July 4, 1971, after being inspired by a free printed copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, he decided to type the text into a computer, and to transmit it to other users on the computer network.” E voila!

Newby added: “Hart was an ardent technologist and futurist. A lifetime tinkerer, he acquired hands-on expertise with the technologies of the day: radio, hi-fi stereo, video equipment, and of course computers. He constantly looked into the future, to anticipate technological advances. One of his favorite speculations was that someday, everyone would be able to have their own copy of the Project Gutenberg collection or whatever subset desired. This vision came true, thanks to the advent of large inexpensive computer disk drives, and to the ubiquity of portable mobile devices, such as cell phones.”

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Posted on September 10, 2011 by Editor

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Too Much Twilight

from The Raw Story

Female ‘vampire’ busted for trying to eat elderly man

By David Edwards
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 — 3:53 pm


An elderly Florida man needed stitches Wednesday after a 22-year-old woman announced she was a vampire and began biting his face and neck.

Milton Ellis, 69, said that he had fallen asleep in his electric wheelchair on the porch of a vacant Hooters in St. Petersburg. He awoke to find Josephine Smith on top of him.

“I’m a vampire, I am going to eat you,” Smith told Ellis, according to an affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.

St. Petersburg police said that Smith had bitten chunks off of Ellis’ face and part of his lip.

Ellis called police after escaping to a nearby Shell gas station where he had first met Smith earlier in the evening. When police finally located Smith — covered in blood — at the Hooters, she could not recall the location of her pants or why her panties were around her ankles. Ellis maintains that she was fully clothed when he left her.

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Posted on September 9, 2011 by Editor

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Carnal Knowledge by Malerie Mauder

from Wallpaper*

Carnal Knowledge by Malerie Marder

Carnal Knowledge by Malerie Marder

‘Untitled’, 2005, by Malerie Marder

Simplicity is often regarded as the ultimate sophistication, and by this definition alone Malerie Marder‘s beautiful compositions are unbelievably compelling. Often set within stark, anonymous motel rooms, her photographic compositions feature her similarly bare sitters. Accessorised only with impassive expressions, they allow the viewer to play voyeur, but with a distinct feeling of having pre-arranged permission.

Carnal Knowledge is her first monograph, a milestone in the career of any artist, and it has been gorgeously produced by Violette Editions with a preface by Gregory Crewdson, texts by Charlotte Cotton and novelist James Ellroy, and short stories inspired by Marder’s works by A. M. Homes, James Frey and Bruce Wagner. There is also a written and photographic correspondence between Marder and Philip-Lorca diCorcia.

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Posted on September 9, 2011 by Editor

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REVIEW: The Final Testament Of The Holy Bible

from The East Hampton Star

Long Island Books: The Rising

By Robert Stuart

James Frey

In a Bible class I taught, a woman who was annoyed with an image of a vengeful God said, “Well, why don’t we just write a new Bible?” James Frey has written, not a new Bible, but a testament to the end times with the appearance of the Messiah, a man born of Orthodox Jewish parents in Brooklyn. His name is variously Ben Zion Avrohom, Ben Jones, or Ben. ___ “The Final Testament of the Holy Bible” James Frey Gagosian Gallery, $50 ___ The story is in the present time, written from the perspectives and in the voices of men and women who in the immediate past have known Ben. It is a compelling story and well written, holding plot, characters, and religious theme together. I hasten to add that the characters would not consider their insight, newly gained after contact with Ben, to be religious, conventionally considered. Quite the opposite, the point of view is decidedly against religion, and indeed against government. It is not, however, anarchist. [ click to continue reading at The East Hampton Star ]

Posted on September 8, 2011 by Editor

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The Full Fathom Five Crew

Posted on September 8, 2011 by Editor

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