This might be old news to some of you, but I just heard about this today. Apparently Levi’s has managed to marry Bukowski’s “The Laughing Heart” with a sixty second “film” — aka commercial designed to sell you cool. It’s playing on the pre-roll in theaters all over.
I love Levi’s. I only rock them. [...]
I know, I know, poetry is boring, hard to understand and full of words that don’t make complete [...]
I’ve got a new piece I’m really proud of in the latest issue of Instant City. The issue comes out May 17th, and there’s a release party and reading happening that day. While I won’t be reading, Charles Gatewood, Amanda Davidson, Andrew Dugas, and Sherilyn Connelly [...]
This afternoon I snuck out of a real boring company lunch — the quality being somewhere between fast food and Chili’s — where the higher ups in the company went around to each table and butted into our conversations saying we should really go into the next room to view the “new company reel.” Fuck that. I took the elevator and went walking near the [...]
In, “Drown”, Junot Diaz’s compilation of short stories, we are invited to explore a streets-eye view of Latino-American melting pot culture. Diaz writes of life as a boy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and of coming of age in the suburban wastes of New Jersey. [...]
“Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned,” Walter Mosley’s novel told in short stories about the post-penitentiary existence of the conflicted and haunted Socrates Fortlow. Socrates is a living paradox, a man of esteemed principles yet he did 27 years for murder and rape, someone quick to offer another a helping hand and just as quick to use those hands to knock the living shit out of a person should he be [...]