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Dr. Burns’ Visual Vigilance

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Dr. Stanley Burns is an ophthalmologist who lives and works in a big townhouse on E. 38th St. He’s also a world-renowned collector of historical photographs. When I last visited him, back in the summer of 1991, these photos–roughly half a million of them then–were literally all over the house. Stacked on the floors, piled [&hellip
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Three Weeks’ High-Button News

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

“Three Weeks is everything that doesn’t frustrate us about independent publishing,” Alexander Swartwout explains. “We like to spell correctly. We like to have our grammar straight. We like to be elegant.” Since it began last October, Three Weeks has been very quietly infiltrating New York City bookstores and coffee shops with a look as old-fashioned [&hellip
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Richard Metzger’s Disinformation

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Early in December of last year, Tivo’s program listings and some local newspapers around the country listed a show called Disinformation, to be aired late that Saturday night on the Sci-Fi Channel. Some readers would have recognized that this was the Disinformation people–disinfo.com, the books You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is [&hellip
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More from Jurassic Technology

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Experience and Its Decay Lindgren’s always figured out how to translate Wilson’s eccentric vision to achieve that look of inevitability. She did his No One May Ever Have the Same Knowledge Again, for example, a wonderful collection of letters to the astronomers at Mount Wilson Observatory 1915-1935, and his The Eye of the Needle, about [&hellip
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Tariq Ali: Islam Anti-Islam

Written by John Strausbaugh on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Tariq Ali is editor of London’s New Left Review, a filmmaker and novelist, and has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, including 1968 and After: Inside the Revolution (1978) and the 1987 Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties. He was prominently involved in 60s antiwar and radical politics; [&hellip
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