On Mitch Albom’s piece about Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt

    I just came in from a run and I don't know if I have the energy for this. However, in the age of the internet, where everyone has a platform to say what they want, and when the anger is there and you need the outlet, you yell it out into the ether.... Continue Reading →

Fragmented thoughts on political correctness and appropriation

I don't understand the problem that people have with political correctness. I'm on many sides of this issue. I think it stems from a conversation I had with my boyfriend about how people were outraged with Steve Martin's tweet upon Carrie Fisher's passing. The responses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 Here's one from New York Magazine: https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/813902690073899008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fsteve-martin-carrie-fisher-tweet_us_58642c36e4b0de3a08f70427 I think Steve Martin... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Kenneth Goldsmith and Michael Brown

On March 13, 2015, Kenneth Goldsmith read his newest work The Body of Michael Brown at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University (for Interrupt 3). Goldsmith remixed Michael Brown's autopsy report and presented it thusly. For what looks to have been an interesting conference, I have found very little documentation of the... Continue Reading →

Some random thoughts after Avant-Canada 2014.

"We use the term Conceptual Writing in the broadest sense, so that it intersects other terms such as: allegory, appropriation, piracy, flarf, identity theft, sampling, constraint and others. Conceptual Writing, in fact, might be best defined not by the strategies used but by the expectations of the readership or thinkership." - Place, Vanessa, and Robert Fitterman.... Continue Reading →

THE SHINING script excerpt. Reworked with a woman

THE SHINING based on a novel by Stephen King. Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson. Reworked with a woman by Jacqueline Valencia ************************************************************* INT. HOTEL LOUNGE - M.L.S. BOB, carrying baseball bat, walks away into Lounge. As he goes, he turns and looks about him - CAMERA TRACKS after him. BOB Jackie...? He looks... Continue Reading →

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