Jul, 2012

“A genre is hardening. It is becoming possible to describe today’s ‘big, ambitious novel.’ Familial resemblances are asserting themselves, and a parent can be named: Dickens.” — James Wood, “Hysterical Realism.” “A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise [...]

My Rock ‘n’ Roll Barber by Nigel Beale It all starts with the equipment. Barber Patrick Shank uses what was used on him when he was a kid. Wahl clippers, an Andis trimmer, Supercut scissors. Pinaud talc to clean off the collar, dry the skin, and prevent post-cut itching. Pinaud is French. The company was [...]

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Illustration by Anthony Tremmaglia. This article originally appeared in Guerilla magazine.   by Nigel Beale “I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.” — Bob Dylan If artists were trees, most would have two roots, one wrapped around a desire to connect, the other reaching out to “comprehend the incomprehensible.” Great [...]