Stop Reading That!
A few words on Rudolf Steiner's The Way of Initiation : or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and how it relates to the news of the last few days. Minor correction: Joaquin Castro didn't dox Trump voters; just donors in his district.
Steiner's book: https://archive.org/details/b29012454/
A few comments on the latest hate hoax in relation to Philip Gourevitch's We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families.
Update: As this non-incident in Georgia was unfolding, this story was being ignored: http://www.unz.com/sbpdl/his-name-is-tyler-wingate-24-year-old-white-man-gets-in-car-accident-with-black-male-in-83-black-detroit-black-motorist-beats-him-to-death/
With yet another race hoax in the news today, Tom Wolfe's novel The Bonfire of the Vanities remains as relevant as it was in 1987.
Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/bonfireofvanitie198800wolf
Tom Wolfe's 1970 essay Radical Chic is an engaging and funny piece of New Journalism, showing the natural dilemma of wealthy liberals. It is also an example of how to construct a real narrative, unlike much of what people call journalism today.
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A review of the 80s video game themed Creem spinoff Vidiot, plus a few words on Portland.
Vidiot #1: https://archive.org/details/Vidiot_Vol_1_No_1_1982-10_CREEM_Magazine_US
Vidiot #2: https://archive.org/details/Vidiot_Vol_1_No_2_1983-03_CREEM_Magazine_US
Forget tech censorship for a moment. If you don't trust Facebook with your information, wait 'til you meet their contractors. The lovely humans at Vox Media won’t tell you, but it sounds like criminals are handling content moderation. Plus, how this relates to Jacques Ellul's 1954 book The Technological Society.
Clarification: According to Ellul, technique precedes and subsumes economic systems such as capitalism and communism. Thus, Marx had it backwards.
The Technological Society: https://archive.org/details/JacquesEllulTheTechnologicalSociety
(Read at least the introduction to the English edition.)
How a 17th century work of religious prose can help us understand the continuing folly of the modern conservative movement.
John Donne's Meditation X: http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/meditation10.htm
Charlie Kirk Abandons America First: https://spectator.us/charlie-kirk-abandons-america-first/
James Leo Herlihy's 1965 novel Midnight Cowboy is better known for its 1969 movie adaptation, but the novel turned out to be a very prescient story.
Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/midnightcowboy00herl
Movie opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBR0Dug9sIo
Blackest.Heart has some great content if you can get past the edgy teenager vibe. Plus, Wil Wheaton has a meltdown and the world laughs.
Issue 1: https://archive.org/details/Blackest_Heart_1
Issue 2: https://archive.org/details/BlackestHeart2
Note: I created this episode on Sunday but I'm having some trouble with my podcast app, so it's being uploaded late.
The Ku Klux Klan OR Invisible Empire is a fascinating primary source document that provides a look into the organization’s origins through the eyes of its founders. It's racist even by 1914 standards and self-serving, but should be of interest to history buffs and people looking for an angle not taught in school.
Raw Virus is a reminder that there is no time like the present if you want to get your voice out.
Issue 1: https://ia801901.us.archive.org/21/items/RawVirus1edit/Raw%20Virus%231%28edit%29.pdf
Issue 2: https://ia801907.us.archive.org/28/items/RawVirus2edit/Raw%20Virus%232%28edit%29.pdf
Mentally Penetrated by an Acid Enema has great reviews, but the self-conscious weirdness doesn't always work in its favor.
Issue 6: ia800104.us.archive.org/33/items/MentallyPenetratedByAnAcidEnema06Starbrite/Mentally_Penetrated_By_An_Acid_Enema_06%20%28Starbrite%29.pdf
Xerox Ferox: www.amazon.com/Xerox-Ferox-World-Horror-Fanzine/dp/1909394106
Uncensored Detective is an interesting look at America's postwar mindset, but is unfortunately lacking in the sleaze department.
Volume 2: archive.org/details/uncensored-detective-v2-n6-1946-12
Whether you read it for the articles or for the appreciation of the female form, Whisper is a hoot.
Volume 3 Issue 7: archive.org/details/whisper-magazine-v3-n7-1950-05
Front Page Detective is a great example of the human desire for lurid, prurient entertainment.
Volume 14 no 12: archive.org/details/Front_Page_Detective_v14n12_1955-03.Dell
Gorehound is a nifty horror rock zine that has something to offer even to those outside of its seemingly narrow focus, while the comic book John Wayne Gacy: "The Killer Clown" doesn't have much to appeal to those outside true crime fandom.
Gorehound 1: archive.org/details/Gorehound-HorrorPunkZineCompilationDisc
John Wayne Gacy, "The Killer Clown": archive.org/details/PsychoKillers-JohnWayneGacyComicBook
A review of the British exploitation zine Sheer Filth. Plus, a few comments on Kevin Allred, Kino Jimenez and Talcum X's deep thoughts on the streets of San Francisco.
Sheer Filth 1: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_01
Sheer Filth 2: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_02
Sheer Filth 7: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_07_August_1989
Sheer Filth 8: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_08_Jan_1990
Sheer Filth 9: archive.org/details/Sheer_Filth_09
Invasion of the Sad Man Eating Mushrooms seems a bit uneven at first, but is a great example of how zines are used in community-building. Issue 1: archive.org/details/Invasion_of_the_Sad_Man_Eating_Mushrooms_01_Noose Issue 7: archive.org/details/InvasionOfTheSadManEatingMushrooms07Starbrite
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Stop Reading That! is a show in audio format about arts and literature. It mainly focuses on zines and obscure books, but sometimes branches into more mainstream fare. Occasional political commentary.