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Wallace Berman’s Mystic Cinema 0
by / on February 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Wallace Berman’s Mystic Cinema

Wallace Berman was born in Staten Island, New York in 1926. While he was still a child, he correctly predicted that he would die on his 50th birthday. He was hit by a car in 1976. During those five decades, Berman became a pioneering assemblage artist as well as one of the cornerstones of the post WWII California art scene. […]

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Kenneth Grant’s Magical Revival 0
by / on October 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia, Occult

Kenneth Grant’s Magical Revival

A controversial magician and writer, Kenneth Grant left his mark on the landscape of modern occultism. Grant’s book The Magical Revival plays a seminal role in the interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos – casting the fantastic tales as spiritual revelations and not just creepy monster epics. Grant also takes credit for bringing the occultist/artist Austin Osman Spare and his work […]

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An Interview with Alan Moore 1
by / on August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

An Interview with Alan Moore

One of the great highlights from the time we spent with Disinformation was our podcast interview with Alan Moore. Listen to it here, in its entirety.

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Who is Fritz Hats? 0
by / on August 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Who is Fritz Hats?

As some of you may know, I’m currently a Writer in Residence at the Main Library in Nashville, TN. This means I’ve been spending a lot of time downtown, close to my various beats near the 5th Avenue galleries and the art spots in The Arcade; blocks from The Contributor offices, and in eye-shot of Legislative Plaza where I had direct access to the goings-on during Occupy Nashville’s stand there.

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Chris Marker: Adieu to a Poet of Film 0
by / on August 1, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Chris Marker: Adieu to a Poet of Film

While directors as diverse as Michael Moore, Werner Herzog and Jean-Luc Godard have made films balanced between documented facts and manufactured fictions, it was French director Chris Marker who invented the film essay.

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Satty’s Bohemian Palace 0
by / on July 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in Joe Nolan's Insomnia

Satty’s Bohemian Palace

Readers who are familiar with the artist Satty may have discovered his work the way I did – leafing through the pages of Terence McKenna’sThe Archaic Revival, delighting in the mystery and psychedelic weirdness of Satty’s collages which illustrate that volume.

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