Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

It Isn’t Over ’til the Chubby Guy Sings

Surely, we live in interesting times. The California fires are a reminder that we may rent choice bits of this world, but we don’t own; and this morning’s radio reported that teams are out in Staten Island checking to see … Continue reading

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Hello, It’s Me – and Todd, Too

I’m blaming everything this week on the solar flares. “I said what? Sorry, must have been the solar flares talking.” “The rent is late? Why those damn solar flares. They just get into everything.” While we Peppers mused about the … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Partway

A couple of days ago, I wrote about seeing a show by my painter friend Wayne Kral down in a gallery on 1st Street. At the time, I didn’t have the nod to run any images here for blog consumption. … Continue reading

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R.I.P.

Elliott Smith died yesterday, apparently by his own hand. He was 34 years old.

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The Other Matrix, Reloaded

When Kurt Loder asked cyberpunk sci-fi writer William Gibson about file-sharing, this is what Gibson answered: “I suspect we’re at the end of an 80-year technological window during which it was possible for quite a lot of people to make … Continue reading

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Twist and Kral

Speaking of art: Friday afternoon, as the day Tut-Tutted and Looked Like Rain, I made it down to the La Mama Galleria for “In the Midst of the Firing Range,” the latest showing by my painter friend Wayne Kral. Wayne … Continue reading

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The Duyvil Made Me Do It

The new beer bar on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg (at #359, across from Black Betty and near the corner of Havemeyer) is called Spuyten Duyvil, and it’s a great new addition to the shortlist of New York’s finer beverage establishments. … Continue reading

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No Milk Today?

Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MAdGE) are mounting a campaign against genetically engineered food and organisms in New Zealand. This is their billboard. About which may I simply say “Yikes.” “New Zealanders are allowing a handful of corporate scientists and ill-informed … Continue reading

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American Vendor

In the course of editing yesterday’s post, I ran across the blog site of Harvey Pekar and family – Harvey, Joyce Brabner, and occasionally young Danielle post about public speaking, car repairs, accidentally eating before CAT scans, and getting Harvey … Continue reading

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American, Tender

I hear some guys with plastic hats and wooden sticks hit some ball out of some stadium last night. Oh, all right, I know, I was watching it too, at d.b.a. over a couple of glasses of Delirium Tremens. I’m … Continue reading

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