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DRUGS ARE NICE - Noah Cicero interviews Lisa Crystal Carver
BAD FAITH IV - By David Thompson
KINGDOM BY THE SEA - By Caren Beilin
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS III - By Ben Myers
CRUSHED BY HISTORY - Andrew Stevens interviews Noah Cicero
CYBERREPTILIAN.COM - By Kenji Siratori
HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN WHO WEAR GLASSES - Travis Jeppesen interviews Joshua Cohen
FAT MAN ON THE LEFT XXII - By Lionel Rolfe
WATER - By Asim Rizki
MEMOIRS FROM THE CIRCUS - By Andrew Minh
FOUR POEMS - By Shane Allison
CHALKER - By Sean Brijbasi
PROBABILITY ANXIETY - By Nathan Wilkinson
A THING I SAW - By Vicky Grut
NUDIST SEEKING COLONY - By Christina Delia
THE CINEMATIC NOVEL - Andrew Stevens interviews Niven Govinden
DETOUR IN THE ORTHODOXY - Andrew Gallix interviews Clémentine Deliss
CRACKLING EMBERS I - By Lee Rourke
METRODADDY V. UBERMUMMY - Mark Simpson interviews Mark Simpson
DREAMING WITH HIS EYES OPEN - Randolph Carter interviews Jeremy Reed
TILTING AT WINDMILLS #2 - By Bob Short
BUZZWORDS GOES LIVE

DRUGS ARE NICE
New 03/05/2006

"It surprises and pleases me that strangers still want to have sex with me, because I have two children and am 37 and am completely out of the closet as a mental wreck. Out of anyone they could want to fuck, how feminist of them to choose me. I'm glad when people just want to meet me vertically as well, since I am a specialist and it's not like I can easily find friends in my hometown, no matter what town I'm in." Noah Cicero interviews Drugs Are Nice author Lisa Crystal Carver for 3:AM.
CRUSHED BY HISTORY
New 02/02/2006

"I wrote the book because I wanted to show that kinky sex is normal in America now. And to demystify the sex in the book, that is usually considered perverted by the media. But in reality weird sex is a billion dollar business and it wouldn't make billions unless it was completely normal like toilet paper or milk. It came out of meeting people at XXX theatres and swingers, that were just normal everyday people. You don't need to be a hippy to have a kinky sex anymore." Andrew Stevens interviews young author Noah Cicero about existentialism, wage slavery and kinky sex.
HAVING SEX WITH WOMEN WHO WEAR GLASSES
New 01/03/2006

"Then you ask a much more modest question: what's the point of being a writer? I don't know if there is a point. If you write, especially now, and most especially in America, then you're more dangerous than subversive, you're nonexistent, a nullity. I would say though that it is ennobling to write. And that it is an excellent excuse for spending much of one's time alone. And that lastly, writers have unique opportunities to have sex with women who wear glasses." Travis Jeppesen interviews Joshua Cohen, author of The Quorum.
THE CINEMATIC NOVEL
New 12/30/2005

"I love movies, and have deep-closeted film-geek tendencies, but it's words that get under my skin rather than pictures. The pull I feel in my gut, what drives me more than anything else, is trying writing something good. I'm an old-fashioned boy. I love creative multi-taskers, but that isn't me." Andrew Stevens interviews Niven Govinden.
DETOUR IN THE ORTHODOXY
New 12/30/2005

"The intention has been to create a detour in the orthodoxy of a person's work whether they are an artist, critic, or writer. There is no point in replicating the same identity that one carries as a professional within the context of Metronome Press. Metronome is there to create a short circuit between professionals working in different fields of aesthetic practice, and in many cases, in different urban locations." Clémentine Deliss presents Metronome Press and claims that "fiction within art practice might be the way forward".
METRODADDY V. UBERMUMMY
New 12/05/2005

"The 'ubersexual' is just a badly repackaged metrosexual. Any discussion in the style pages of the media about what is desirable and attractive in men and what is 'manly' and what isn't, is simply more metrosexualisation, even if it doesn't come, as it has in this case, directly from marketers who have every interest in even more buying and selling of male-ness." Mark Simpson, the man who has been blamed/credited for coining the word 'metrosexual', interviews himself (conceitedly) about the 'death' of the metrosexual and why "UberMummy" hates his MetroKid's post-feminist independence.
DREAMING WITH HIS EYES OPEN
New 12/05/2005

"I feel that every book I have created has been a wonder that has come out of exactly the opposite camp of those who look on writing as a career." Randolph Carter interviews Jeremy Reed.
LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF BUDDHA
New 10/19/2005

"Starting with Shining Prince Genji -- who fucked his step-mother and boy pages, among others -- and going all down the line through Mishima's perverse anti-heroes, the J-novel has always been, and will always be, god willing, based on the depravity of the human spirit." Jake Purbright interviews Neo-Geisha author Hillary Raphael for 3:AM.
SAYONARA BAR
New 10/19/2005

"The drunken antics of salarymen I met when I was out drinking in bars inspired many of the whiskey-fuelled scenes at the hostess bar. And evenings spent walking about the entertainment districts of Kyoto and Osaka left me with many mental snapshots of neon-lit bars and various youth tribes, which I used in the novel -- though my imagination had a tendency to warp these images and create something darker and more surreal." Jake Purbright interviews Sayonara Bar author Susan Barker.
UNTYPICAL GIRL
New 09/26/2005

"By the end of my experience in the groups -- both the Slits and the Raincoats -- I started searching for something else, something spiritual. Before it really did not concern me very much. A Christian is a repented sinner; I stole, I was angry, I followed my own lust. Now I don't, through the power of Jesus. I would not call it a contradiction, simply a life change." Paloma McLardy aka Palmolive tells Andrew Gallix about her journey from punk to radical Christianity.
AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM GAULD
New 09/14/2005

"I was never into Manga but I'm trying harder these days and there is some good stuff. It's very odd. You can't help but think that the Japanese are mad. I tried to learn Japanese whilst at the Royal College of Art because I had to find out whether they were mad. You kind of think that the whole nation can't be mad but all the evidence suggests that they are." Randolph Carter interviews comic book artist Tom Gauld for 3:AM.
ENGAGING WITH THE TIMES
New 09/06/2005

"David Sexton at the London Evening Standard hated Incendiary so much that he even stooped to outright deceit to get an out-of-context quote from me to make me look like a fool. I don't think that kind of behaviour is very cool, but I like the fact that nobody is neutral about the book, and I like the fact that we can disagree. That is what freedom is all about." Jake Purbright interviews Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary, for 3:AM.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
New 09/06/2005

"If you ask me what I think about sex work that's a different story from this. But I talked to a lot of women involved and they have different attitudes to the work involved, a range of attitudes. The good thing is that I've never found in Cuba the families or the general public who look down on the women who are doing this. You don't have the pariah status of women as sex workers that you find in other Latin American countries and various countries in Asia. On the contrary, people are just so happy that the girls are bringing money into the house. She finds food, she finds refrigerator, cars, and she's supplying her family with the things it needs to survive. And also she's supplying them with the potential to emigrate. So she's a hero." Randolph Carter talks to Coco Fusco about performance art and sex workers for 3:AM.
ONE MAN’S MUSE
New 08/03/2005

"I could be way off base, but it seems to me that people who are having a lot of good sex would tend to say: 'fuck writing...I want to try this new Tantric position I saw on a porn infomercial, or whatever. Good writers shouldn't really have the time for very active sex lives. The craft is so all-consuming. Now, if it's two writers you're talking about (or a writer and a blues singer) I think the situation could be quite different. A horse of a different color, in that type of scheme. If you get my drift. At any rate, 'getting some' definitely has it all over cerebral hemorrhages, and Talk Radio, and late-night schpiels from Ron Popeil with his holographic blonde bombshell assistant--manning the 'appliances'." Writer Elizabeth P. Glixman interviews poet Dennis Mahagin.
FOUND IN TRANSLATION
New 07/27/2005

"I like making records, but I left the music business because I'm not really cut out for it. You have to rehearse with a band, deal with record companies. All the elaborate business around making records. You are required to go out on tour in support of them. There's a lot more required of you than writing songs and recording them. Not to mention finding a way to sound a way you can stand when you're not a natural-born singer. As an author, I just sit down and write." Richard Cabut and Andrew Gallix talk to Richard Hell about his latest novel and album.
THERE IS NO PLAN
New 07/27/2005

"I have no script. The story is me and the people around me. It's there, it's real life and there is no other. I'm not carrying any other story. There is no suspense. There is no violence. There is no drama. There is no violence because I am not interested in it. I'm interested in the celebration of life. I'm leaving violence to others. I consider there's too much focus on abnormality, violence, ugliness and anger." Randolph Carter interviews Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde filmmaking.
WU MING - AN INTERVIEW IN TWO PARTS
New 07/13/2005

"We've always regarded ourselves as transnational authors. There is no localism in our work. Our voices are distinctly Italian, however, when we write a new book, we never visualize a specifically Italian readership. Q was mainly set in Germany and the Netherlands, translated in twelve languages and published on three continents. 54 has a translatlantic feeling to it, and it's hot on the heels of Q. The next collective novel won't have anything to do with Italy. No Italian characters." Jake Purbright and Randolph Carter interview avant-garde literary collective Wu Ming for 3:AM.
SCARLETT FEVER
New 06/29/2005

"Ever since I started writing I've been obsessed with the idea of creating narratives around groups of people trapped together. But I like writing about fairly similar people trapped together. The idea of Bright Young Things was always to try to challenge that view of the island-adventure narrative that says you have to have clashing stereotypes (the nun, the hooker, the family man, the psychotic loner, the natural leader, the disturbed young girl etc. etc.), and that the adventure will basically consist of the group arguing, then electing a leader, then planning an escape while the psychotic loner loses it and then tries to kill them all and so on. I pretty much did the opposite of all that in the book." Jake Purbright interviews bright young thing Scarlett Thomas for 3:AM.
CYBERREPTILIAN.COM
New 02/02/2006

"Plug-in the mass of flesh-module of the ultra=machinary tragedy-ROM creature system that compressed the brain universe of the hybrid corpse mechanism that was processed the technojunkies' data=mutant acidHUMANIX infectious disease of the dogs of tera::the murder-gimmick of the soul/gram made of retro-ADAM corpse feti=streaming circuits of the biocapturism nerve cells to the paradise apparatus of the human body pill cruel emulator nightmare-script of a chemical=anthropoid is debugged to super-genomewarable body encoder of the hyperreal HIV=scanner form reptilian=HUB of a clone boy to the feeling replicant who turned on the ill-treatment of her digital=vamp cold-blooded disease animals noise." By Kenji Siratori.
WATER
New 01/03/2006

"As the barman poured the drink, Mr Ahmed caught his reflection in the mirror behind the different shaped bottles. A sudden panic grabbed at his throat. The brown-skinned old man looking back at him had no place there. He would gulp down the juice and leave. He paid and the barman resumed his conversation with two men sitting on high stools. The door flung open…" by Asim Rizki.
MEMOIRS FROM THE CIRCUS
New 01/03/2006

"It seems like it's gonna be one of those nights as I watch the parade of hookers and johns from my vantage point. Stacks and Rubi are there, China is gone, and a newcomer I call Crooked Legs is working the corner. Crooked Legs hasn't had much luck so far, but I have confidence in her. There are nights when anything can happen; wild, hot nights when uptown folks maunder through the grid in search of adventure, and end up with eventual regrets. Tonight, however, is cold, and so are the clientele." By Andrew Minh.
PROBABILITY ANXIETY
New 01/03/2006

"Walking is extremely dangerous. I wouldn't do it, but it's slightly safer than driving. I live three miles from work, so I take about an hour. Statistically, I will strain myself and suffer a stroke after I have done this twenty thousand, four hundred and twenty-five times. I started counting how many times I walked to work after I figured this out, but then I realised that I didn't know how many times I had walked to work before, and then I lost count." By Nathan Wilkinson
NUDIST SEEKING COLONY
New 01/03/2006

"Even on their Wedding Night, Laverne had insisted that Edgar keep his striped pajamas on throughout the minutes of grunting that united them. Edgar had thought it rather unfair that Laverne was allowed to flaunt her body poolside the next morning, but as Laverne had said, 'I didn't marry you for your looks, Edgar. Looks are where I come in.' Laverne's looks were also where she exited, in the embrace of another man, but at least she was history. A scowling monument erected directly over Edgar's manhood." By Christina Delia.
THE BELLY DANCERS
New 11/15/2005

"Suddenly I was running. A wall of flesh was after me, huge tits and asses were after me. They would explode against me and cover me with milk and blood and fat and woman goo of all sorts. Women swallowed the night like a cock; they sucked and devoured, they covered the moon with cum, using wide, soft-bristled glue brushes. Woman flesh and fat covered and smothered." By Brent Powers.
N° 38...
New 11/02/2005

"Keith Price had a face that bounced up and down with each step he made, the whole face, as if it wasn't really attached to his skull. It was once described -- at a rather drunken office Christmas party -- as like a rubber mask that had not been fastened on properly." By Lee Rourke.
BACKPACKER
New 10/19/2005

"It's stepping onto the metro in a new city and eavesdropping on a conversation about someone you know, and remembering the vague miracle of meeting anyone, ever. Ecstasy is recalling something precious lost and not minding at all." Read these extracts from Hillary Raphael's forthcoming Backpacker New York, Seoul, Phnom Penh, Sapporo, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Mexico City, Maputto, Tokyo, Mon Amour. An extract from Backpacker New York, Seoul, Phnom Penh, Sapporo, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Mexico City, Maputto, Tokyo, Mon Amour by Hillary Raphael.
WALLPAPER FLOWERS
New 10/05/2005

"They had only been together a little over a year, but it seemed like much longer. Routines were now set. Hank drank and yelled occasionally, Paige would respond sarcastically, and the two would go into the bedroom. She loved his body, and although she never loved his mind, the novelty of a strong aggressive man was seemingly wearing off." By Dan Moyer.
THE PRAYER
New 10/05/2005

"Outside I rip off the top and drink, I drink a toast to my Angel Maria who fucked me over royally. The rain trickles down my cheeks just like tears I have never cried." By Stephen J Golds.
SURF'S UP
New 10/05/2005

"I want to get her and Claudia drunk and fuck them both on the beach, under the Palace Pier, with Mal watching like a queer boy. Naomi looks good drunk, though. She doesn't play games with me, and at least she can cook an acceptable fucking meal." By Paul Stevens.
SIRENS OF SMALL TOWN FINANCE
New 08/15/2005

"His stories about Genghis Khan’s more-merciless red-haired stepbrother; his claim that Gettysburg was not only a battle of exaggerated importance, but possibly not a battle at all; his diatribes about America’s malignant obsession with jogging: these never fared well with the uncomplicated conduct of the neighborhood. He subscribed to Smithsonian and random conspiracies; naturally, he felt it his duty to inform those around him of these discoveries, regardless of their absurdity, or of others’ religious or political convictions. He never meant to correct, only to alter. But adults don’t generally like to be altered. And despite my mother’s endless efforts to renovate my dad’s social shortcomings, he continued. Not all of his mistakes had serious repercussions or posed any real threat to anybody’s security. Most of it was harmless. Just generally unsettling. Like the time he mentioned the similarities between his and the Pope’s prostate problems over dinner with some neighbors. No response. Everyone just kept on eating their Cordon Bleu." By Damon Fournier.
UNDER TENSION
New 08/15/2005

"This was the evening of a particularly alcoholic night out. (Skinful? Psycheful. Successful.) Once indoors, we tumbled onto the -- I should explain that I live in a bed-sitting room. We'd staggered back from the pub -- it takes about ten minutes to walk from 'The Honest Trickster' -- and I'd been looking forward to toast and marmalade." By Roderick Leyland.
CLINT IN THE ATTIC
New 08/15/2005

"A mule was tethered to a hitching post in the far corner. It regarded me, and then looked straight ahead again. I didn't think it had been there before, so obviously it was Clint's mule. I'd no idea how he'd got it into the attic. But, then that was Clint. In all his movies, he was very quiet, but he was always resourceful." By Richard Hulse.
TALK OF THE TOWN
New 07/21/2005

"Chair Brown acknowledged the inconsistency, but upon further inspection of the meeting minutes, as well as the minutes for all past meetings, she had uncovered an alarming consistency that was far more troublesome, and which needed to be addressed immediately: issue being that Mr. and Mrs. Flood had never voted the same way on any motion. Not once in the past 37 years." By Thom Didato.
FORGET THE ED KLEIN BOOK: HERE'S THE STRAIGHT DOPE ON HILLARY
New 06/29/2005

"Hillary Clinton had an enormous, delicious-looking American-style holiday ham, glazed and grease-glistening, which bristled with cloves and pineapple rings. She had strapped this vast delicacy to her mighty pelvis and shoved it halfway up her obedient hubby's bleeding anus." By Tom Bradley.
KINGDOM BY THE SEA
New 03/05/2006

"For her seventh birthday, they give her an electric teal goldfish, which costs them thousands of dollars. Her first pet is a prototype for the genetic art that is to come. By her thirteenth year, her parents are contemplating the purchase of a silent monkey. The monkey's voice box has been encrusted with diamonds and is beholden to some neck. The blood-thumping monkey, anyway, is the real art, a kind of byproduct art. This is a new phase in the cycle of art. Fabulous." By Caren Beilin.
CHALKER
New 01/03/2006

"You called airplanes 'chalker'. And I couldn't disagree with you or tell you otherwise because I saw the lessons too. Saw the letters and numbers and angles they drew to explain the wild flowers that grew from mama's head. But we never remembered the lessons. Better to forget them you said and continue to see things with wonder." By Sean Brijbasi.
A THING I SAW
New 01/03/2006

"It was as if the manicured surface of the day had suddenly been ripped open, forcing us to stare into the river of chaos and horror that runs along beside us all the time, and into which any one of us--given a bit of bad luck or bad judgement--could so easily slip. Then it zipped closed again." By Vicky Grut.
MASON AND THE MAN
New 11/15/2005

"Mason was in love with Steph. Steph was almost in love with Mason. But this is not the story of Mason and Steph. This is the story of Mason and The Man." By Darby Larson.
NO MORE WOULD I CRY
New 10/05/2005

"I never pressed charges. Landlord was tired of fixing up the house. Tired of us. He nailed an eviction notice on the door. I nailed two sheets of stolen plywood over the empty window frame in the living room. Rebecca, our angel, was gone." By Kris Broughton.
THREE MICRO STORIES
New 10/05/2005

"I lost the left side of me in a game of cards. Lucky I’m ambidextrous. Cut me straight down the middle, accidentally puncturing my right lung on the way through. The right part of me wheezes when I say the words 'breast' or 'lasagne'. The left part leaves London, and later the country. I write myself postcards, although I hate to travel." By Amy Mackelden.
SUMMER JOB
New 08/08/2005

"“One of these days a guy is going to come along and pop your cherry,” Carmine says as he dumps an industrial canister of crushed tomatoes into a large pot, “and then you’ll know what it’s all about.”

Fucking pig says it every time I walk into the kitchen to place an order. I pretend I don’t even know what he’s talking about. I leave that to Terri, the permanent waitress, who usually says something back like, “What would you know about popping cherries, Carmine? That little dick of yours couldn’t pop a balloon with a pin.”

Terri’s the shit, I swear to god. I love that woman.

Unfortunately, the feeling’s not mutual." By Ellen Meister.
EYEING THE CRUMPET
New 11/02/2005

"The party was a big hit with everyone and even Lydon seemed happy after navigating his way through the crush of fans outside the venue. Moby turned up, photographer Bob Gruen snapped away and I swear the ghost of Sid Vicious could be seen slumped in the corner! At the party I talked with Glen Matlock and Steve Jones. Anyone who says 'Never meet your heroes' should meet Steve Jones. The words 'diamond geezer' were made for him." By Keanan Duffty.

1979
New 06/20/2005

"In the next room, all hell was breaking loose. Dave (one day to be re-surnamed Sex Gang) was in a heated discussion with some guy from Brixton whose name I never quite caught. They had spilt their fresh purchase of heroin all over the floor. Dave dived down and begun snorting up the carpet. After all, when you think about how many people's arseholes that stuff had been through just to get it into the country, a little thing like two hundred years' worth of carpet dust was not going to make that much difference." Bob Short of Blood & Roses infamy reminisces about the fag end of punk.

TOO PUNK TO FUNK
New 06/20/2005

"I have written about more routine Warp acts on here before but like Broadcast before them, Maximo Park are not your usual Warp act." Andrew Stevens reviews Maximo Park's debut album for 3:AM.

THE POKER BUDDY TEST: IN PRAISE OF SHORT STORIES
New 11/02/2005

"Because one of the central rules I try to abide in my work is what I call the Poker Buddy Test. Meaning: would the guys at my poker game choose to read what I've been working on? And would they finish it? Most people in this culture -- like my poker game buddies -- don't read literary fiction. The short story stands as the least intimidating (and therefore most effective) introduction to literature. As one of them explained it to me, 'No offense, Steve, but I read your stuff on the can. They're just about the right length'." Steve Almond, author of My Life in Heavy Metal, Candyfreak and The Evil BB Chow and Other Stories, explains how in a good short story "Every word has earned its way onto the page".
TECHNODROME
New 10/19/2005

"The hegemonic Voice (call it the voice of pharaoh, father, author, God) lurking in all texts and the bureaucratic structure of plot is the immediate consequence (an architectural symptom) of Text as an inter-weaving process of informational fibers. But Siratori's wire-mesh writings (similar to a videogame full of bugs and programming glitches) engineer a new workspace potential for the rise of new lines of communication, compositions and complexities." Reza Negarestani on the techno-vortical writings of Kenji Siratori.
GAY WRITING, GAY ASS-FUCKING
New 09/26/2005

"Unless I've missed something, there hasn't been one good book about fags and their bars for quite a few years now. That's a major break with tradition, since in generations past some of the best American literature was written by horny faggots and their search for dick in New York's bars". Bruce Benderson on the lost art of American "dick-chasing literature".
12 SHORT REVIEWS OF BUKOWSKI NEVER DID THIS
New 08/15/2005

"A book is not an isolated artefact. It is written in context. A cultural milieu. A sort of a sociology-of-work context, only creative writing, art, for which the writer might not ever be paid. A labor of love. How do you put a price on a labor of love? How do you put a price on your spouse, or significant other's labor of love? There is also a book before it and a book after it in the catalog. The one after it is about what happened to it in the world, after it was written. It's not a sequel but a continuation." Jack Saunders reviews Bukowski Never Did This for 3:AM.
SOME BRIEF AND FRIVOLOUS THOUGHTS ON RICHARD HELL'S READING AT THE 2005 MELTDOWN FESTIVAL
New 08/03/2005

"The last time I'd seen Richard Hell on stage, at the Camden Underworld, he revealed, rather bravely (although, hey, in the future, all art will be confessional, as they say), that the closer he got to a woman's anus, the more he believed in God. I remember this when, halfway through the Meltdown reading, a young woman, clacks down the stairs and walks out. 'I hope she's going to the bathroom,' quips Richard, with the slickness of a self-deprecating stand up." By Richard Cabut.
FUCK ALL THIS LYING
New 07/21/2005

"It is true that B. S. Johnson was never a household name (as Coe attests in his introduction to the most recent imprint of The Unfortunates), nor a safe bet for barcode scanning in chain stores, but to simply restate this barefaced lie over and over again (as has been the case of late) is plain offensive to those who have proven to be a dedicated readership of the great man's works for whatever reason it is that he appeals to us." Andrew Stevens reviews the paperback edition of Jonathan Coe's prize-winning biography of B. S. Johnson.
GRUESOME ACTS
New 06/20/2005

"In the last decade we've seen the cult of statistics gain ground (or perhaps it just seems that way to one whose distrust has grown so over the past decade) both in popular culture and in news reporting. The fact is that numbers are the perfect way to dehumanize tragedies, to make us cling to imaginary patterns in the chaos, and to draw emotion out of political life. I associate this primarily with the growing right-wing dollars-and-cents view of the world that can argue defence strategies in terms of casualties so coolly." 3:AM Chief Editor Jim Martin reviews The Gruesome Acts Of Capitalism, by David Lester of the rock band Mecca Normal.
FOUR POEMS
New 01/03/2006

"He asked how my day was / and if I got the green boots I wanted. / "If you need anything at all don't hesitate to call," he said. / This was very generous of Jesus." by Shane Allison.
FOUR POEMS
New 11/15/2005

“I entered Tracey Emin's bed / But in my pencil was no lead / So she sent me home instead.” Four poems by the inimitable Clive Murphy.
THREE POEMS
New 08/15/2005

"all of them just need not apply / all that riffraff / just need not apply / cause now we’re getting down / to the right kind of people" By Allen Itz.
THREE POEMS
New 08/08/2005

"I'm in no mood to pick up the broom. / Maybe the Hoover man will stop by. / If he claims his machine's second to none, / I'll hold up my dirty foot, demand proof." By Jayne Pupek.
THREE POEMS
New 06/20/2005

"Show him / where the pain is beautiful, swollen, hot / ask him to place his warm wet mouth on your fingertips and soothe, / so that your pen can draw a map to your home / in blue ink on his inner thigh" By Mandy Beaumont.
THE DAY HUNTER S. THOMPSON DIED
New 03/01/2005

"We've just lost the man who probably did more to make "journalism" an art that anyone. Norman Mailer and Truman Capote may have invented fact-fiction, or whatever the hell it was they called it, but it was Hunter Thompson who combined the notion of fiction (ie. characters and "made up situations") with non-fiction (ie. politics and counter-culture and drugs) and made it 'gonzo' and American, something everybody who follows after him has to think about, whether they practice it or not." Wade Lipham pays tribute to Hunter S. Thompson.
PLAYING CHESS WITH SALMAN: IN DEFENCE OF SECULARISM
New 02/07/2005

"It is after all only secularism, the break from religious forms and practices and the severing of narrowly focused religious influence on state and government, that has lead to the cultural and legal changes necessary to protect both those who believe something different from the majority and those who don't believe at all. Perhaps ironically it is only secularism that allows a space for a Muslim to say how Muslims are rejecting western secularism and at the same time allows a Western Secularist to strongly object to that rejection and yet both of us to stay out of the courts." Jan Kellett takes issue with the UK government's proposals to censor criticism of religion.
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BAD FAITH IV
New 03/05/2006

"This tendency to replace a coherent argument with lists of alleged Western wickedness and an air of self-loathing is hardly uncommon. Indeed, in certain quarters, it is difficult to avoid. In her increasingly baffling comment pieces, the Guardian's Madeleine Bunting has made much of bemoaning "our preoccupation with things; our ever more desperate dependence on stimulants from alcohol to porn." (One instantly pictures poor Madeleine surrounded by booze, drugs and pornography -- and tearfully alienated by all of those other terrible material "things" she doesn't like having, honest.)" David Thompson's latest for 3:AM says that cultural equivalence is neither compassionate nor fair. It's merely pretentious moral tourism for middle-class lefties. Like the Guardian's Madeleine Bunting.
CRACKLING EMBERS I
New 12/30/2005

"And then, amongst all this, Metronome Press publishes Tom McCarthy's Remainder -- a novel that is fast becoming an underground behemoth and a breath of fresh air strong enough to topple any Ivory Tower. How dare they! Such Insolence! A bare-faced cheek! I can almost hear those marketing suits at Random House wail as I type. For me, and countless other like-minded souls, such distant caterwauls couldn't come soon enough." Lee Rourke's new column starts here.
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS III - THE TRUTH ABOUT MONGO SANTAMARIA
New 03/05/2006

"Protein Man was also known as Stanley Green, a typically English eccentric who from 1968 to 1993 wandered the length of Oxford Street campaigning against the dangers of too much protein in the diet. His medium was that old-time version of the internet, the sandwich board." Ben Myers' returns!
HOBOKEN
New 09/26/2005

"The nurse led Diego into a room that was too tall for the basement: the floor above had had to be removed to allow the equipment into its own brilliantly lit space. He stood waiting in the usual flimsy smock, two shoe-strings at the back, his bare bottom available for all to see." Part two of a serialized contemporary fable of alienation, violence, and despair wrapped up in the lurid day-glo colours of an America gone berzerk by Marcus Reichert.
FAT MAN ON THE LEFT XXII
New 01/03/2006

"When we met in London, he was on his way to Belgrade, if I remember right. Much as I developed a love and obsession with London, and felt more at home there than in my own city, he felt similarly about about Belgrade. At least for a while. He had met some good friends there and fell in love with the place. In turn, I fell in love with Sofia, Bulgaria, and ended up marrying a nice girl from Varna on the Black Sea." By Lionel Rolfe.
WEIRD SOUP XII: "THE KING OF AUSTRALIA"
New 10/19/2005

"'It's sleight of hand,' explains the King of Australia, speaking slowly, as if to a trainee solicitor. 'Done with smoke and mirrors. Although nothing appears to be happening, below the surface great schemes are being schemed'." HP Tinker is back!
NOT CORRECT: NOT CORRECTED POEMS
New 11/15/2005

"Precious jewels hidden for centuries in the dark cellars / Of the drowning city are cast up onto the frothy bilge / Sewage and foul lemon yellow water slowly engorges / The steps of the post and the bank and the shops / Where the fine clothes bob downstream. A cold / Winter collapses out of the mountains in a sudden slap" Read the undistilled poetry of Harry Fantastic.
SPIV DRIVER #11
New 04/27/2005

"The mind is a pornographic recluse." "there's a bomb in this breath" By Travis Jeppesen & Matthew Wascovich
TILTING AT WINDMILLS #2
New 11/15/2005

"He cruises the bars and provides much comic relief for all the bright young things. The cycling trends of fashion have once again fooled him into believing that he is relevant. The young just smell death in the air and wonder who had the bad taste to bring their Dad along for the ride." By Bob Short.
PARIS IS BURNING 1 - BEAUTY VICTIMS
New 07/13/2005

"The other star of this biography is Le Palace. Grace Jones' rendition of 'La vie en rose' in front of 2000 people on the opening night in 1978 has become the stuff of legend. A gorgeous space, it was an international cultural crossroads where celebrities from the worlds of fashion, music, art, literature and politics converged to party alongside unknown cosmopolitan clubbers." Georgia de Chamberet on Paquita Paquin, François Jonquet, Frédéric Beigbeder, Alain Pacadis and the Parisian underground.
TOXIC THOUGHT SYNDROME
New 06/01/2005

"Anyway, there I was on that line between being a postively charged cynic and a simpering jerk, and I knew I had to do something, but I had no idea what to do. I had never in my life been so far out of sorts, and that meant I had no real frame of reference to fix it. I didn't want to go medical and get some doctor to hook me up with happy pills to artificially green the grass, and a lot of the more unconventional methods just don't agree with my punk rock roots. The idea of owning my pain and locking it in my love chakra just doesn't pucker my anus, frankly speaking." 3am co-editor Jim Martin gets off his lazy ass to bring you the latest installment of Toxic Thought, this time stepping away from his usually cynical nature to talk about an experiment he conducted in better living.
THE GEORGE BERGER COLUMN - TWO SEVENS CLASH - A TALE OF TWO CITIES
New 09/06/2005

"What better way to defy the men of violence than to blossom a new love in the most romantic city in the world? When you strip away all the labels, pretensions and vocabulary that we seek to define (and thus limit) our freedom with, the real battle is between love and hate -- it's an internal battle within us all, and one we must win at times like this". George Berger is in love.

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