Monthly Archives: May 2011

SUPERCHIEF is publishing BLOWN

Alex Smith’s super hush-hush poetry project BLOWN, which is the third installment in his absurdist series Prinny Matteeres, is now being made known: The manuscript is finished (some of it was published by FOOD I CORP and CATCHUP LOUISVILLE). It is to be published by Superchief Publishing in a few months. It will have a cover that looks something like this:

And it will be just a few sweet pages long, and free to download as an ebook. Alex’s following book is an untitled collection of stories for release in 2013. It is imminent but we know it will take Alex and Superchief a long time get it out, right–because Alex is working full-time on his doctorate right now.

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Hitch, not the movie where Will Smith plays a ladies’ man

Kindle singles is offering an essay on the life and times of Osama bin Laden by Christopher Hitchens for $1.99.

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Forget Kindle, television is the future

Joining the likes of Jonathan Ames, Jennifer Egan, and Michael Chabon, HBO is developing a comedy written by Sam Lipsyte.

I was also very happy to discover recently, that Chris Offutt co-produced and wrote S05 E08 of the Showtime series Weeds, below is the first paragraph of Offutt’s Wikipedia entry, in case you don’t know why I was so happy for him.

Christopher John “Chris” Offutt (born August 24, 1958, Lexington, Kentucky) is an American writer.

The son of author Andrew J. Offutt, Chris Offutt grew up in a small former mining community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. He quit high school to join the army, but failed the physical.[citation needed] He subsequently attended Morehead State University and graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in English. He then hitchhiked around the country, holding more than 50 jobs, all part-time.

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The NY Mess

Jeffrey Toobin has a really nice long form profile of Mets owner Fred Wilpon in the New Yorker, the piece focuses on Wilpon’s business dealings and his relationship with Bernie Madoff, but has generated a lot of controversy in the sports media because of Wilpon’s candid comments about current Mets players. Controversy aside, I think it’s worth a read, especially if you’re a similarly afflicted Mets fan.

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Andy has another round of events at Open Air Modern

Open Air Modern

Spring Design Events Series

All events are free to public at 7pm

at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand & Powers)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


To Inform and Delight (2008)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


By It’s Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design

with presenting authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Francis Bacon (1985)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Public Discourse (2003)

with filmmaker Quenell Jones in dialogue


Open Air Modern at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand and Powers)

Ph: 718-383-6465

Online at and

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