Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Crying Goodbye to My Lagomorph (Who's Been Screwed by Red-Eye Removal)

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Packing for Utopia in New Hampshire
Get your crampons ons!

Friday, December 15, 2006

33 1/3
What album would you write about?
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
BDP's By All Means Necessary
Hear Come the Warm Jets
A call goes out for new proposals in January or February!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Can we tape?: A legal guide to phone taps/tapes in the 50 states. Cell taps are now available at Radio Shack if you prefer to be untethered. When I first started taping conversations, I was struggling with a small suction cup device that barely recorded vibrations; transcribing was akin to deciphering the bon mots of the Peanuts teacher(s) (Miss Othmar, Miss Halverson, Miss Swanson, or Mrs. Donovan).

Should we tape[click on top choice, great article! I will send it to those who e-mail me]?: Perhaps a more important question than the former. This article was written for the New York Observer before the New New Journalism was published.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Saturday, December 9, 2006


See Dynasty Handbag's BABY at Galapagos!

I'm home grading final projects all weekend. My students designed oral history projects on the following subjects:
Bottle Collectors and the history/demise of New York's WE CAN
The history of art handlers ("the janitors of the art world")
Memory as explored through pairs of siblings
Life Histories of gay, lesbian, transgender elders [to become web-based video archive]
The family history of a Korean family in an entirely white, middle-class suburb
An oral history project on sexual assault, conducted as a chain letter (interviewee becomes interviewer and so on...)
How new language in post-AIDS world shaped sexual identity/coming out process of people around age 25

Mary Ellen Mark's doc, Streetwise: doc (made with husband Martin Bell) and book

Friday, December 8, 2006

Tom French's serials from one of the last nonprofit newspapers in the country.
The Hard Road
The Pulitzer Prize-winning (1998) Angels and Demons

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Katherine Hubbardphotographs her waste.
Last Meals, as a list. Performance group Lucky Pierre, from Chicago, worked on recreating each meal and filmed footage of strangers eating them. About the Last Meal fetish. FYI: Gary Gilmore requested a 6-pack of beer.

Adrian Nicole Leblanc's THE GROUND WE LIVE ON and her literary triumph. If you plan to spend lots of time with your s.o. on, let's say, a vaction, don't bring this book with you. I sat in a hammock and didn't speak until it was time to make tacos.

Friday, December 1, 2006