Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Mercer County burglars break into American Legion post
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Five burglars with no apparent appreciation of the meaning of Memorial Day broke into a Mercer County American Legion post the day before the national holiday and took a number of items, including two ceremonial parade rifles. A state police investigation into the break-in of Herman LeRoy Gehres American Legion Post 919 in Fredonia on Sunday at 1:47 a.m. led to five suspects, three 18 years old and two 17 years old. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending. Taken in the burglary and recovered by police were the two rifles, a clock, a cordless drill, a saber saw, items from a Jeff Gordon gift basket and numerous assorted cans of beer and bottles of liquor. The suspects got into the post on Kelso Road by breaking through the front door window and crawling inside, state police said.
First published on May 27, 2008 at 12:00 am
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Tell All Printing Press
Submit your own confessional short story to the Tell All Printing Press, a modern printing press housed in a purpose built factory. A pamphlet will be produced by BAD IDEA editors using your contribution and distributed on the evening.
Sit at a school desk and write a personal anecdote. Watch as a group of roving improvising actors from The Lab, dramatise your life in front of your eyes.
The Modern Confessor
Queue for the confession booth’s in the Cast Courts, where new age gurus, mute marionettes, and bellowing queens from art collective ContainerPLUS offer realistic, modern solutions for your everyday problems.
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Join a discussion about the future of publishing in the digital age, where literary editor Tom Bromley (Portico) and agent Charlie Campbell (Ed Victor) go head to head with web evangelicals. Is the ‘democratisation’ of literature and journalism via the web leading to more puerile and amateur content? Or are the literary elitists out of touch and holding back the art form? Selected panellists discuss, chaired by author Mil Millington.
Plus DJ sets by Rough Trade DJ’S Green Gartside (Scritti Politti) and Geoff Travis.
On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing The Delaware At The Museum Of Modern Art
Now that our hero has come back to us
in his white pants and we know his nose
trembling like a flag under fire,
we see the calm cold river is supporting
our forces, the beautiful history.
To be more revolutionary than a nun
is our desire, to be secular and intimate
as, when sighting a redcoat, you smile
and pull the trigger. Anxieties
and animosities, flaming and feeding
on theoretical considerations and
the jealous spiritualities of the abstract
the robot? they're smoke, billows above
the physical event. They have burned up.
See how free we are! as a nation of persons.
Dear father of our country, so alive
you must have lied incessantly to be
immediate, here are your bones crossed
on my breast like a rusty flintlock,
a pirate's flag, bravely specific
and ever so light in the misty glare
of a crossing by water in winter to a shore
other than that the bridge reaches for.
Don't shoot until, the white of freedom glinting
on your gun barrel, you see the general fear.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Staying Dry - Richard Johnson - Page Six - May 21, 2008 -- FUELING rumors that her wedding to Jay-Z was a shotgun-style marriage, Beyoncé has been steering clear of the sauce. The hip-hop queen, who often enjoys a flute of champagne, abstained from any alcohol whatsoever at the Kanye West after-party at 1Oak last week. "Beyoncé only drank water," said our onlooker. As for the baby rumor, her reps previously told us they would perform an ultrasound and get back to us. We're still waiting.