Archive for 2014

  • Spock

    March 27th, 2014 | Star Trek | journalpulp | No Comments

    Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy! On this day, March 26th, 1931, in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, Leonard Simon Nimoy was born to Max and Doris Nimoy — both Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, now part of present-day Ukraine — and today he turned 83 years young. Leonard Nimoy is exactly four […]

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  • Behind closed doors

    The 32-Year-Old Poet who was Executed for Waging War on a Barbarous God

    March 20th, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have which is the right to live freely with full civil rights.” — Hashem Shaabani, February, 2014 This just happened. On February 17th, 2014, the Iranian government executed Hashem Shaabani, a thirty-two-year-old Arab-Iranian, and his friend Hadi Rashedi, both of […]

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  • Creative Writing Courses are a “Waste of Time”

    Creative Writing Courses are a “Waste of Time”

    March 17th, 2014 | Writing | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    The novelist Hanif Kureishi — who teaches creative writing at Kingston University, and whom I’d frankly never heard of before I saw this article — has recently come under some fire for remarks he made to The Guardian newspaper: “A lot of my students just can’t tell a story. They can write sentences but they […]

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  • Charlotte’s Web: an Unforgettable Story that Looks Life and Death Square in the Eye

    Charlotte’s Web: an Unforgettable Story that Looks Life and Death Square in the Eye

    March 8th, 2014 | Writers | journalpulp | 5 Comments

    The best measure for children’s literature is how well that literature holds up when you’re an adult. By this measure Charlotte’s Web is among the very best children’s books written in English. Engrossing, with characters utterly convincing — so utterly human, those animals — Charlotte’s Web towers above most children’s books as a profound explication […]

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  • Steamy Book Covers from the Golden Age of Lesbian Pulp

    Steamy Book Covers from the Golden Age of Lesbian Pulp

    March 6th, 2014 | Art | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Lesbian pulp? Golden Age? Who knew? I submit if Rendezvous in Lesbos doesn’t give you a big boner, then you don’t have a pulse. Those truly awesome photos come from Yale University’s Beinecke Library, Room 26, the “Cabinet of Curiosities,” Lesbian Pulp Novels, 1935-1965. The Yale Library blog on this subject reads, in part: The […]

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  • Greatest Living American Poet?

    Greatest Living American Poet?

    March 1st, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    Richard Purdy Wilbur — American poet and literary translator, second Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1987), two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1957 and again in 1989), New York City native who published his first poem when he was only eight-years-old — was […]

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  • No, That’s Not an Artificial Leg

    No, That’s Not an Artificial Leg

    February 27th, 2014 | Art | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    The latest trend in pulp. It’s called 3-D tattooing, and you’ve got to see it to believe it: Read the full article here. Is it beauty? I don’t know, but I kind of like it. (Hat tip Chronicles of Ara)

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  • Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 7): The Blue Blazer

    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 7): The Blue Blazer

    February 19th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 5 Comments

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  • Shakespeare, Lear, and Math

    February 6th, 2014 | Shakespeare | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Shakespeare was not only a poet. He was a thinker. Nowhere is this more clearly concretized than King Lear, wherein we see a curious concern with numbers and mathematics. King Lear is about madness — or, more specifically, the fear of madness and the redemptive power of love and charity as a kind of foil […]

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  • Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    January 21st, 2014 | Lord Byron | journalpulp | No Comments

    Lord Byron — the 6th Baron Byron — club-footed, handsome, notorious, whose full name was George Gordon Noel Byron, surely as much a genius of personality as he was of poetry, was born January 22, 1788. He died, just over thirty-six years later (April 19th, 1824) in Greece, where he’d gone to join the revolution […]

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  • Top Seven Sexiest Author Photos

    January 8th, 2014 | Writers | journalpulp | No Comments

    Everyone knows that among artists writers are the most intellectual — but many people don’t realize that they are also among the sexiest. Don’t believe it? We have pictures that prove it:

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