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William BurroughsAmerica’s ultimate “Junkie”, William Burroughs would have been 102 today. One of the primo Beat writers along with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Paul Bowles, Burroughs was an unrepentant drug addict for most of his life, traversing some truly weird cerebral territory along the way and somehow living to be 83 years old, a feat which given the excessive nature of his lifestyle may be the most remarkable thing of all. Along the way he graduated from Harvard, killed his wife while playing a game of William Tell, wrote 14 novels, made numerous spoken word recordings, collaborated with numerous musicians including such disparate acts as Ministry, Tom Waits, and Kurt Cobain and appeared in the Gus Van Zant film Drugstore Cowboy. Read More…

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Descending Memphis – Interview with Author Robert R. Moss – His Life in Music and Words

by Sean Koepenick September 18, 2015

It’s extremely rare to have a debut novel hit the market and simply defy all expectations. Only a select few authors have managed to do it: Salinger? Kennedy-O’Toole? Well, add another author to that very short list. Descending Memphis by Robert R. Moss is a gritty, action-packed story from page one. The main character-Tommy Rhodeen […]

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Poet Brent Short Releases New Collection – Review – A+

by Tony Shea June 14, 2015

Brent Short has released a new collection of poems entitled The Properties of Light and it’s fantastic. For more than twenty years Short has quietly been going about the business of becoming one of America’s finest poets, honing and refining his craft. You won’t hear his name mentioned in the same breath as Robert Hass […]

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Top 10 Comic Book Series of 2014

by Jay Hood December 18, 2014

Superheroes are everywhere these days. Marvel has mapped out all of their superhero movies between now and 2018. DC has done the same for their franchise superheroes. I’m not sure The CW shows anything but superhero shows at this point. With so many caped crusaders flying around both the big and small screens, it is […]

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Fat Drunk and Bipolar – Review – “A”

by Tony Shea December 14, 2014

Lynn Bryan Johnson’s Fat Drunk and Bipolar is a memoir that reads like Dennis Johnson’s (no relation) Jesus’s Son if it were written by Billie Letts of Where the Heart Is fame, which is to say that is a brass tacks “recovery” story that manages to achieve a kind of joy through sorrow, elevated by […]

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