Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

The Genius of Neon Park

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Art of Neon Park, Last Gasp 2001 Because of his famous record covers for Zappa and Little Feat, among others, I have been aware of Neon Park since childhood, but until I stumbled … Continue reading

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And Myself Last of All

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The old man stretching his hands out called pitifully to him: ‘Hektor, beloved child, do not wait the attack of this man alone, away from the others. You might encounter your destiny beaten down by Peleion, … Continue reading

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Don’t Go To College, Create Your Own For $4,000

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the most fascinating spectacles of 2015 was the hilarious and horrifying student protests across American universities. The Red Guard hysteria spread from one campus to another with a voraciousness that would make the Bubonic plague jealous: Mizzou, … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Things in 2015

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a nice bit of symmetry, three of my favorite albums from last year had sequels this year. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys gave us more retro rock n’ roll grooves with The Arcs’ Yours, Dreamily, Chavurches … Continue reading

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I Beyond Others

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Then in turn the hard-working housekeeper gave him an answer: ‘Hektor, since you have urged me to tell you the truth, she is not with any of the sisters of her lord or the wives of … Continue reading

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I was Surprised at a Scythian Speaking Greek

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: When Attila entered the village he was met by girls advancing in rows, under thin white canopies of linen, which were held up by the outside women who stood under them, and were so large that … Continue reading

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Scholarly Writing and “The Fall of Rome”

Fenster writes: Though I have a doctorate I am not a scholar.  That’s partly because I got a doctorate late in life, well past the time I might have developed good, or at least acceptable, scholarly habits.  It is also … Continue reading

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