Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New blogs: Writing Cave and Rhinestones

Check out Amrit Hallan, a copy-editor, daydreamer, and sometimes creative writer from Delhi.

Also check out Julian's blog, Rhinestones. He has been writing quite a bit lately. Julian Myers is an art theorist in San Francisco, and he is just about the smartest dude I ever had the privilege of being in a rock band with. He sometimes also writes for the art journal Frieze -- you can read his most recent review of a Vito Acconci retrospective here.

Read him like you're reading Deleuze on Johnny Rotten pills. It's not just your usual blog bloviation! Only on Rhinestones will you find quotes like the following, from the feminist theorist Shulamith Firestone:

"Pregnancy is barbaric. Pregnancy is the temporary deformation of the body of the individual for the sake of the species ... Moreover, childbirth hurts. And it isn't good for you. Childbirth is at best necessary and tolerable. It is not fun. Like shitting a pumpkin."

And with that pleasant throught, I return to the photocopy machines.


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