Nothing coincidental with this artist. Clad in an immaculate, conservative suit, he’s stepping off a near-black mat onto the grey sidewalk. All colors perfectly coordinated – background, mat, sidewalk, suit, tie. What a universe away from his mad extravaganzas of color – this is death: the end of his colors. In case we missed it,… Continue reading On David Bowie’s two final photos
First off, almost any really controversial ad is *designed* for precisely that – and not only ads. We live in jaded, decadent times filled with endless content. What’s the way to get maximal violent attention? Say something that hits people in their basic reactions. Their guts, their biases, their (to paraphrase Orwell) bellyfeels. If you… Continue reading On the Bloomingdale’s ad
A trailblazing giant in the publishing world has died. Dan gave me/Abernathy & Brown/Petrarca Press our start through his books and generous giveaways of priceless publishing info in the very old days by free return fax – his version of the WWW and the “sharing economy,” circa 1990. All you had to do was punch… Continue reading RIP Dan Poynter
We’re delighted to announce that our anthology Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader is now available at the popular ebook distribution site smashwords.com in epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, and html formats. At $4.99, that’s less than a cent per paper page for MacLane’s inimitable writing. More to come at smashwords shortly. Buy it… Continue reading Mary MacLane at Smashwords
We are delighted to announce that a documentary on Mary MacLane is in the works for PBS in Montana. Margie Judd, a Butte, Montana native and seasoned film-maker, has begun shooting interviews with people involved in the legacy of Mary MacLane. Provisionally scheduled for 2015 release, Mary MacLane: First Woman of the Twentieth Century promises… Continue reading PBS Documentary in the Works
Happy holidays! 2015 will bring still more releases from us, among them Mary in The Press: Miss MacLane and Her Fame – two volumes (minimum), 1200+ pages total. People have talked about Mary MacLane’s fame for one-hundred-twelve years, but no one’s ever had a comprehensive view of it. This will no longer be so: because every signficant trace… Continue reading A Christmas gift for my Butte-history friends
Years to make, groomed and spit-shined and scrutinized a few too many times – Mary MacLane’s works (almost all) in quality paperback – Human Days: A Mary MacLane Reader. 550 pages of writing, some not seen in almost 110 years. All three books, 21 colorful feature articles, more than 50 unseen personal letters and telegrams,… Continue reading The great day is come. Mary MacLane, all the way in print.