Literature

Over the many long rides we’ve shared together, you have read much ado from your driver about his introduction to this “lively” street vocation by way of cab school, of his cab school teacher Rose, and her Ten Commandments.


My four-day class at Cab Driver Institute is here, housed up three flights in a worn-down, antiquated former union building imbued with the soft squeal of a (hopefully) broken burglar alarm that wafts through the air. The elevator is slow to the shared office space where Rose runs her show.



I’ve decided to sell off my gigantic book collection on eBay. It’s very heavy on the independent, “alternative,” unusual, subversive, fascinating, etc. Much of the material is scarce and collectible.   After…


It’s noon, and a little cold out. But with clear beautiful skies above San Francisco. We’ve got a respite from the torrential rains, before they’re set to start again early in the week.




There’s a wave of interest in Robert Anton Wilson right now – a new biography of Wilson is due in 2017, and a RAW-influenced history of the 20th century was recently published, both of these coming from “mainstream” publishers.



“…and as you can see in this animation, the earth’s rotation has stopped.” A blueish sphere representing the earth spun into view. Professor Pouerpoynt moved his hands over it, pointing to the…









When Gutenberg created the printing press, humanity took a massive leap in literacy, social equality, and political democracy. It’s hard to imagine in this day of tablet phones and digital literature, but…


The author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which sees its 150th anniversary this year, remains to this day an enigmatic figure. Jenny Woolf explores the joys and struggles of this brilliant, secretive,…


For fans of David Foster Wallace’s writing (Infinite Jest being the main event), the current focus on the man himself rather than his (admittedly challenging) literary legacy is more than a little…




Australian artist, R.J. Ivankovic has diabolically mashed up two disparate, yet oddly complimentary genres in this fabulous collection: the weird fantasy and horror of H.P. Lovecraft and the weird fantasy and childlike wonder of Dr. Suess.

Feast your eyes on the eldritch, sanity-blasting horror of two literary masters melded into an unspeakably delightful melange by creative forces beyond the ken of hapless mortals. We might live on a placid island of ignorance, but sometimes setting sail on the black seas of infinity is its own reward. Sometimes not, as the doomed narrator of the following tale will attest, but them’s the breaks, kids.

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I burst into my home at about 1:30 AM, and there she was, John Tim in tow. Before I could even eek out a proper greeting, she let out a bellow, the…