A review of The Last Year by Amelia Banis – BalboaPress – 216 pages – ISBN 978-1504397575 – Amazon page Will Provoke Your Thoughts … Could Change Your Life Let’s start at the beginning: it took a long time to write this review – to be able to write this review – because this book… Continue reading Review of -The Last Year- by Amelia Banis
Copying my Twitter tweet-storm (who says POTUS can’t inspire anything?), here’s a guide to the new Mary MacLane site. Let me know any questions, suggestions, improvements! Since it’s Twitter, read from the bottom up for hierarchical order. Last page on the website – support the Mary MacLane Project! Buy the authoritative Petrarca Press editions… Continue reading Guide to the Mary MacLane website (rev. 1/1/19)
Happy New Year to all – the big new Mary MacLane website is now online, with the longest and most detailed biographical sketch of MacLane’s life, picture galleries, excerpts of her private letters, information on her silent movie, never-before-published items, and much more! – http://www.marymaclane.com/ (Site will be tweaked over next few days, with new… Continue reading Big New Mary MacLane Site Up!
After several years of intensive research, writing on the Mary MacLane biography has begun – ETA and detail to be announced. Revamped and expanded website at http://www.marymaclane.com coming soon – and by “big,” I mean Mary-big! As a site preview, click here for the first-ever gallery of photos of Mary MacLane, from 1888 to the… Continue reading The big Mary MacLane site’s coming.
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