Category Archives: reviews

“Read a Damn Book” List!

Greetings Primitives! As many of you have noticed, we started posting book reviews back in February of 2017. (“Where DO you get your ideas?” you may have wondered—we get them from BOOKS!) However, because we are such BUSY BEAVERS™ here … Continue reading

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“Bit of a Brag” by Richard F. Yates

I consider myself a slow reader. I’m recursive, sometimes having to go back and read entire paragraphs over to make sure I catch the meaning. I read in fits and starts. Half an hour here, hour there, from 2:00 A.M. … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 026: Unsolved Mysteries”

When I was 12 or 13 years old, my parents got me a book called Mysteries of the Unexplained, which was a hefty encyclopedia of mysteries, coincidences, ghost stories, UFO sightings, and supernatural phenomena. I loved that book, but it … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 025: Duchamp”

Janis Mink – Duchamp (2006) Marcel Duchamp in one of the most important and most notorious artists of the 20th century, and oddly enough he really didn’t make that much ART. I’ve never really considered myself a huge fan of … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 024: Krazy Kids’ Food!”

I’m an art guy, but I also grew up in a small town without many museums or art galleries around (and parents who really weren’t into that kind of thing anyway), so most of my early experiences of ART came … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 023: Please Kill Me – The Uncensored Oral History of Punk”

I was pretty late to the PUNK party, and in fact I’d never even heard the Sex Pistol’s Never Mind the Bollocks until I was a junior in high school (somewhere around 1988.) I was a skateboarder back then, mostly … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 022: The Far Side”

Gary Larson – The Far Side (1982/1983) I’ve been a fan of Gary Larson’s comic strip for decades, and it’s interesting to go back to a book that you loved when you were younger and see if it still holds … Continue reading

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