the rigorous m

bits and bobs, quotes and catching up

[]ing, June ii

Posted by rigorousm on July 7, 2010

Reading: Completed: Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground, Le Vot’s biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Laure Halse Anderson’s Speak, Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl, Harold Pinter’s The Betrayal.

Watching: Natural Born Killers, African Queen, Nanny MacPhee, The Seventh Seal, M, The Thief Lord.

Listening: BBC7’s Philip Marlowe radio plays, Talking Head’s Stop Making Sense, One Eskimo’s Kandi (here).

Doing: Visiting various places in downtown Oakland: the Layover (here). Exhibits of note: “Fighting Nazism with Words” at the UC Berkeley Doe Library (here). Illegal printed matter from the period of German occupation in the Netherlands. Mike Lees’ “Hobo-opolis” show (here) at FM (483 25th Street, downtown Oakland). Lees presents a series of speculative illustrations — a future, post-apocalyptic New York of violence and debris, but also (he writes) community and hope.

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