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Daniel Johnston, one of my favorite musicians and artists, has passed away

One of the most genuinely talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure to have known, the visionary artist and musician Daniel Johnston, passed away today at the age of 58. Here, for those of you who might not be aware of Johnson’s work, is the song Story of an Artist, from his self-released 1982 recording […]

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The silent rattlesnakes of Truman Capote, and the hoax behind Hand-Carved Coffins

Late last week, I took a few days off from work and went to Chicago with the family. We visited friends, ate really good brisket, poked our heads into the small and dark apartment of Henry Darger, invested way too much time studying the habits of the longnose walking batfish, and spent Linette’s birthday seeing […]

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Everybody Fashion Day

I don’t know if it’s brilliant or stupid, but, earlier today, when reading about some folks who got dressed up in ridiculous costumes and walked around London’s Fashion Week hoping to be photographed by fashion writers, it occurred to me that it might be fun to just pick a date, and put the word out […]

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Daniel Johnston’s “Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness”

One of my favorite musicians, Daniel Johnston, turned 50 yesterday, and, to show their appreciation, a lot of his fans pledged money through Kickstarter so that he might be able to publish his first real comic book. Here’s a little video on the project, followed by a little more in the way of background. If […]

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Hummer burial in Detroit

Today, as progressive groups from around the nation were massing in Detroit in preparation for tomorrow’s much anticipated U.S. Social Forum, the folks from Code Pink, together with Tyree Guyton and volunteers from the Heidelberg Project, came together to bury a burned-out Hummer. Here, from a May post on the Code Pink website, written on […]

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