Friday, January 28, 2011

Bo Coker is Making a Record!

With a few days to spare, friends of Bo Coker (which includes me) were able to fully fund his Kickstarter project.

Congratulations Bo! Can't wait to hear the album!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review of "Peepo Choo" by Felipe Smith

Peepo Choo, Volume 1Peepo Choo, Volume 1 by Felipe Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Felipe Smith brings a kinetic feel to his satirical look at American and Japanese subcultures, whether it's comic books or organized crime. Like much of mainstream manga, Smith exaggerates: anatomy, weirdness, violence, sex. But in bringing his art and story to such extremes, he lays the groundwork for finding out the complicated truths and disheartening assumptions about people and subcultures on both sides of the Pacific. As evidenced by the cover, there are many sexually and violently explicit images, but they are similar in tone to pulp fiction (and I don't mean Tarantino's movie, either) or to a grindhouse movie, only better. This is an odd, manic, and exciting introduction.

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Arizona Daily Wildcat's EIC interview on Arizona Illustrated


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Friday, January 14, 2011

First episode of 'Portlandia' online

By Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the series premieres on IFC on January 22, but it's already showing up on Hulu:

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'The Daily Show' criticizes criticism of memorial at the UA

First, context:

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Unbelievable. I can't believe the pundits would say such plainly ignorant comments. You're questioning the timing of the memorial service? (And this coming from an Obie, sadly.) The prayer offered by a Pasqua Yaqui Indian who is a native Tucsonan, a family doctor and UA faculty member, and who was given special permission from his tribal elders to share something sacred with the world at a memorial service? (This is not the first time prayers have been offered on campus after a tragedy, either.) That it wasn't a better show? That it was too much of a pep rally? (Ever heard of catharsis?)

Talk about grasping at straws and being completely out of touch with Tucson, Arizona, and any culture that isn't your own.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Together We Thrive

Together We Thrive, originally uploaded by arizonadailywildcat.

This photo by Ernie Somoza goes with my article here.

President Obama's speech at McKale Center in Tucson

The New York Times has a full transcript here.

The Arizona Daily Wildcat has been covering the attack on Giffords and 19 others well. You can find my modest contributions to date— the first public statement from Jared Loughner's family and a paper chain organized by the UA & ASU with messages to Giffords and those injured or killed — here and here.

What happened.

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