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>Heartbeats, yea yea yea

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>I’m currently reading Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts, one of the cleverest books I’ve ever read. Some of his images and ideas are astoundingly beautiful, its the kind of book I should’ve read RIGHT when I graduated from college; it might have put some perspective on things. The theme of the book themes to be that we, as happiness seeking Americans, won’t let ourselves alone. Miss Lonelyhearts, the unfortunate writer of a newspaper advice column, is supposed to be doling out heaps of American self-help tidbits. All he wants to give the poor saps is misery, religion, and suicide, but his editor won’t let him. So he props up the myth of self-betterment to the downhearted to keep his job, all the while falling deeper into detachment.

“Dont think I am broad shouldered but that is the way I feel about life and me I mean,” says one of Miss Lonelyheart’s letters-to-the-editor, to characterize her distinctly American existential angst. But Miss Lonelyhearts has no respite for the broad load on her back.

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February 25, 2009 at 7:27 pm

>The 13th Floor of 23rd Street!

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February 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm

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>By Mike Parisi

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February 25, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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>Ps.1

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February 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm

>this is me

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February 22, 2009 at 3:07 am

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>Walter Von Beirendonck

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February 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm

>FAR OUT

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Bridget Riley Shadow Play

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February 18, 2009 at 12:16 am

>I’m Coming Out

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Diana @ Diane Von Furstenberg

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February 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm

>Choice Quotes from "La Notte"

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“Beauty is depressing in certain circumstances”

“Lulu and I have hated each other from the cradle”

“Do roses sleep?” “Yes, all night long”

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February 17, 2009 at 3:43 am

>Slingshot’s Suggested Reading

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>from Jake’s Slingshot Organizer:

Non-Fiction
The Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence by Henry A. Giroux
Kinderculture ed. by Shirley R. Steinberg, Joe Knicheloe
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
Shadows of War by Carolyn Nordstrom
The Broken Fountain by Thomas Belmonte
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
Ishi: The Last of His Tribe by Theodora Kroeber
My Live as a Traitor by Zarah Ghahmuni w/ Robert Hillman
Against History, Against Leviathan by Freddy Peralman
The Ego and its Own: The Case of the Individual Against Authority by Max Stimer
T.A.Z. The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism by Hakim
Gamorah by Roberto Saviano
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Rock by Legs McNeil
Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, The United States and the Rise of the New Imperial
Going Underground by George Hurchalla

Fiction
My Year of Meats by Ruth L. ozeki
Satan: His Pyschotherapy and the Cure
Unforunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S. by Jeremy C. Leven
Open Eyes, Unlock DOors by Robnoxious
The Day of the Locusts by Nathaniel West
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Poetry
Rimbaud Complete by Arthur Rimbaud
Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
Selected Poems by Fredrico Garcia Lorca
North by Seamus Heanuy
Crossing the Water by Silvia Plath

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February 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm