UNMANNING THE BARRICADES

Increasingly, the Serfs bifurcate as though along the tracks of a ten-thousand-mile zipper: Pre-Literate Masses to the Right… vs… (on…

ME TOO, TOO

It’s good to see power-drunk psychopaths like Harvey Weinstein fall before they’re too old for the comeuppance to mean anything…

JULES: a short story

  The night my uncle Chandler did grievous damage to his Beetle at a bend in the road in North…

FEMINISM meet FRENEMISM

  I was raised on a weird cusp between a crumbling World Order and several Emergent World Orders. Being born…

MONSTERS in (de)BASEMENT

Wow. I remember this show from when I was a kid; I remember finding the guy who played the Thurberish…

N-Words, C-Words, O-Word

JHVH or “Jehovah” was once a kind of J-word: “Religiously observant Jews and those who follow conservative Jewish traditions do not pronounce יהוה‎,…

MILLENNIALS, PUH-LEASE

You’re kidding again, right? Right? You’re joking…. you’re pulling my leg… I know when I’m being pranked!  The good old…

FATHER VONNEGUT

Reprinting here an essay I posted on an early blog of mine; published there, originally,  January 6, 2011… KURT NOTES…

FORBIDDEN FRUITS and VEG

View story at Medium.com A LITTLE READING LIST: YOU ONLY HATE ASSAD BECAUSE YOUR TV TOLD YOU TO. READ PAGE…

A NOVEL EXCERPT

Kootchie Towers   SIDE ONE 1. Cowper Lundgren slipped into Benjamin Schamansky’s office with loafered stealth. Such loafered stealth that…

GREAT MOMENTS IN CRITICISM

Rock critic Robert Christgau (the “Dean” of American Rock Criticism) reporting on the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967: Hendrix is…

JUSTICE with a SMALL “j”

Several long-time readers (aka very strange people to whom I can usually relate) have contacted me about the “shock” election.…

SUNDRY CASUAL DEMOLITIONS

1. Two days ago I was on a 2-hour expedition with a very real friend (who displays, however, many of…