Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons are problematic. So is the word many of its critics keep using. Over the past two years, I’ve become obsessed with buts. One T. The conjunction. Buts have always been around, but lately they are too visible, to commonplace. In the two days since the Charlie Hebdo killings, I’ve tried to kick this […]
Bicycle Comics author and 2014 WoWPS Finalist Carrie Rudzinski is touring the West Coast this month. She’ll be at the Berkeley Poetry Slam on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and at San Francisco’s New Sh!t Show on Friday, June 6, 2014. Details on Carrie’s Tumbr. Later this month, she’ll tour through Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver with […]
There’s stupid, and then there’s Internet Stupid. Internet Stupid is way worse, but fortunately, it’s curable if caught early.
Me, I’m a born storyteller. Honesty was never really my sport. -Artie Moffa, “The Ex and her Arrows” It’s tacky to quote myself, but that’s the line I keep coming back to when I listen to the This American Life/ Foxconn/ Apple Factory/ retraction. What, exactly, is a storyteller’s relationship to the truth? How many […]
Bicycle Editor Artie Moffa recently had his letter published in the October 8th issue of The Economist newspaper. Artie wrote to poke fun at the–ahem–interesting layout choices the magazine/newspaper* made in their September 24th issue. SIR – The wry intelligence that characterises the writing in The Economist obviously extended to the layout of your September […]
I’ve been using and loving Apple products since I bought my Macintosh IIsi 3MB/40MB in 1994 with my babysitting/yardwork money. Steve Jobs brought a lot of magic to the world. -Artie “Apple Pie” A long, long time ago, I can still remember when the UNIX prompt could make me smile. And when the login didn’t […]