Mar 5, 2006

Boog City 31



Our Music section, edited by Jonathan Berger

--"Casey Holford is the missing link between lesbian folk, DC punk, '80s
synth-pop, and classic rock. He's the link that makes them all seem like the
same thing in the first place," writes Dan Fishback in his cover story on
the antifolk musician.

Our Features section, edited by Paulette Powell

--"The Swedish ambassador and his wife enthusiastically hosted an event to
showcase Sweden's premier cartoonist, Martin Kellerman, and his new
collection of strips on Fantagraphics. It was surreal sipping wine and
munching hors d'oeuvres at the Consulate General of Sweden with the usual
crowd from the Museum of Comic Book and Cartoon Art," Powell writes in "It's
the New Golden Age of Comics."

Our Printed Matter section, now edited by Mark Lamoureux

--"This is essential for Magi's project, which is driven by her concern that
nature writing has become a genre of ineffectual and homogenous propaganda
rooted in the accepted tradition of destruction," writes Mackenzie Carignan
on Jill Magi's Cadastral Map (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs).

--"Lasky's work has many examples of this edge set primly and perhaps
affectionately for us, with a light enough touch so to be nonchalant, with a
dark enough undercurrent to sit with us, to get under our skin, to haunt us
in the empty spaces that it inhabits to perhaps(hopefully) shock us out of
our complacency by reminding us that it's there," writes Laura Carter on
Dorothea Lasky's Alphabets & Portraits (Anchorite Press).

Our Politics section, edited by Deanna Zandt

"Midterm elections will hit in 2006, as well as our opportunity to elect a
new governor. I beg of my fellow spin doctors out there: please, please,
PLEASE show us some vision, hope, and positive messages for this year. We
can be anti-this and anti-that forever, but we'll just keep losing," Zandt
writes in My Wish List for 2006.

Our Poetry section, edited by Dana Ward

Cambridge, Mass.'s Michael Carr with Bust and apparition

Her babyface tylenol misbegotten
trivial principles of referral won't appreciate
deaconess mint. The yellow pages now was my
second choice

San Francisco's Brandon Brown with I Want to Play Catch with Bill Luoma

I went to plough cod with bilge lunulae.
yeah, I did plot cons with dirge salespeople
spear my kneaded breadloaf and I'll recline
and drink beer‹I need hemlock to unwind

Boulder Colorado's Logan Ryan Smith with Narcissus 2000

when narcissus was careful with it he carried his mirror
around in public and asked what others saw in it
he carried it around but couldn't care less what others saw
in the mirror when there came the celebrity of the future
upon his reflection and he was confused

And Straight out of Kensington, Brooklyn its Nada Gordon with Porpo-Thang

The porpoises fling up their
orange underthings; swaying
in the wind, their heavy rotation
is brief and horrifying,

Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Sue Coe, who has pieces in the
collections of many major museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art
and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.


And thanks to our copy editor, Joe Bates.


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the following locations:

East Village

Acme Bar and Grill
Angelika Film Center and Cafe
Anthology Film Archives
Bowery Poetry Club
Cafe Pick Me Up
CB's 313 Gallery
Lakeside Lounge
Life Cafe
The Living Room
Mission Cafe
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
The Pink Pony
St. Mark's Books
St. Mark's Church
Shakespeare & Co.
Sidewalk Cafe
Sunshine Theater
Trash and Vaudeville

Other parts of Manhattan

Hotel Chelsea
Poets House


Bliss Cafe
Clovis Press
Sideshow Gallery
Soundfix/Fix Cafe
Supercore Cafe

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