NINE/ELEVEN:20 — I Was A Teenage Rapture Prepper

Growing up, the concept of death is something that children struggle to wrap their heads around.  The idea of reaching an old age and ceasing to exist one day can be a terrifying thought but after observing it through the deaths of pets and family members, it is something they eventually learn to be more … Continue reading NINE/ELEVEN:20 — I Was A Teenage Rapture Prepper

NINE/ELEVEN:20

graphic by Gwen Ovis (@rancid0rchid) Today is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, "nine-eleven," the events of September 11, 2001. To commemorate the occasion, APOCALYPSE CONFIDENTIAL is launching what we've misnomerically dubbed a zine--maybe we'll put out the print version in time for NINE/ELEVEN:25, 30, 40, or maybe future events will eclipse 9/11, the fabled 9/11 … Continue reading NINE/ELEVEN:20

“of the Rhizome” – “CATS AND DOGS AND LOVE AND TIME” – “I Wonder Stupidly”

of the Rhizome beneath the bare bald cold dinof light from there and there and therewell seated deep creasedin mid market ergonomic seeing us that saidwith knowing know, and carpaled hands, and legs engorged, so raptwhat we know we'll never cease to know and who we'll be follows who we were until neonates cringe at … Continue reading “of the Rhizome” – “CATS AND DOGS AND LOVE AND TIME” – “I Wonder Stupidly”

Pierre Étaix Drives

A slapstick farce after "Buster Keaton Takes a Walk" by Lorca Characters: Pierre Étaix (in afternoon suit)A Magic G-Shock (metal)A 1/2 Negro Girl (tawdry, with prosthetic vitiligo)A Station Attendant (played straight)A Bridge Player (in porkpie hat) Pierre Étaix’s face is slowly illuminated in the center of a black television screen. It is afternoon in the … Continue reading Pierre Étaix Drives

Bad Dreams in the City that Never Sleeps: The Scary Of Sixty-First and New York Realism

In her 1971 review of William Friedkin’s grimy crime thriller The French Connection, Pauline Kael describes New York as a “city in breakdown.” Films made in the city during the late 60s and early 70s couldn’t help but capture the chaos. As Kael writes, “the hookers and junkies in the freakshow on the screen are … Continue reading Bad Dreams in the City that Never Sleeps: The Scary Of Sixty-First and New York Realism