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  • Mastering Your Mugshot

    Mastering Your Mugshot

    May 24th, 2012 | Beauty | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Self-consciousness, as August Mclaughlin notes in a recent post, will almost invariably show through in your headshots. But there’s a way you can avoid it: Don’t try too hard. Use your imagination to drift away during the shoot. In particular, don’t think about the photos during the shoot. This may sound odd, but it helps […]

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  • Brave New World And 1984

    Brave New World And 1984

    March 19th, 2015 | Writers | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Not long after the publication of George Orwell’s wildly famous novel 1984, Orwell received a brief missive from his former teacher Aldous Huxley. Seventeen years before that, Huxley’s semi-similar novel Brave New World electrified the world. The letter is a fascinating read, and that is why I reprint it here in full: Wrightwood. Cal. 21 […]

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  • Leonard Nimoy, RIP

    Leonard Nimoy, RIP

    February 27th, 2015 | Star Trek | journalpulp | No Comments

    In 1975, when Leonard Nimoy was 45-years-old, he wrote a book titled, I Am Not Spock. Some 20 years later, he wrote another book, a follow-up (of sorts), titled I Am Spock. One finds oneself strangely heartened by Leonard Nimoy’s eventual acceptance of his iconic status — and the colossal shadow his most famous character […]

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    Literary Pulp

    February 13th, 2015 | Writers | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Truman Streckfus Persons was Truman Capote’s real name. The title Finnegans Wake contains no apostrophe in the word Finnegans. Thus Finnegans is a plural and Wake is a verb. Issac Newtons’s father was illiterate. Walt Whitman’s mother was illiterate. Roald Dahl was an anti-semite. Djuna Barnes had no formal education at all. Edmund Wilson once […]

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    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Winter Drinks You’ve Never Had

    December 26th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    My pappy said “Son, you’re going to drive me to drinking if you don’t stop driving that hot rod Lincoln.”

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