Monthly Archives: February 2016

Riot At The Ritz

In May 1981 PIL, the front band for ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was approached by the Ritz in the East Village to fill in for Bow Wow Wow. The band wasn’t into doing the gig but according to Ed Caraballo, the band’s cameraman said to the band, “Wait,they have all this fabulous video equipment there […]

iPhone love

The other night I went to dinner at John’s Italian restaurant in the East Village. The establishment has been serving hearty southern dishes since 2008. The menu was a time machine to my youth and I ordered the meatball and spaghetti. My dinner companion had the tomato raviolis. We ordered Chiantis and converse about friends, […]

Subvertizements of Apartheid

According to electronicintifada.net activists from London Palestine Action plastered these posters criticizing Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians all over London’s underground train network early Sunday morning calling them “subvertisements,” political messages designed to look like sanctioned advertising. Next week It’s Israeli Apartheid Week in the UK. Israel has spend billions demonizing the Palestinians as terrorists, […]

The Depassioning of Cellphones

The closer we are, the farther we are with cellphones. They take us away from the ‘now’ to the never was of the internet. And you can’t expect anything else, when the ‘now’ is a prison of the overdosed senses. Lose your iPhones and be free. Spring is around the corner. Flowers The warm sun. […]

The Snake Seduction of Eve

Quabbin Reservoir was created in the 1930s to serve the Boston area with clean water. Farms and towns were evacuated in the flood plain and the watershed has served as a park for visiting families and hikers, however the Massachusetts Division of fisheries and Wildlife has decided to set up a colony of eight venomous […]