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Romantic narrative / Burroughs technique

He dies Eats a peanut sandwich Naturally A man with a severe peanut allergy It was a kiss of death. And subsequently kisses him His girlfriend Is careful to avoid peanuts click to see poem pre-cut-up-text

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Piano Staircase

Two upright pianos were given to me by a man who would usually have paid another man to burn them. My brief was to take a box room as a blank canvas and build into it a staircase sculpture and … Continue reading

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Horizon Editions

Friends of KMZ Pia Copper-Ind and Christopher Ind have launched a new venture, Horizon Editions, which will publish quality art and photography books about the Middle East and Asia. To mark the upcoming release of their first title, Mao, Christopher … Continue reading

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B.O.G.O.F.

In 1972, psychologist Walter Mischel of Stanford University conducted a study on deferred gratification that has come to be known as the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment. A marshmallow was offered to each child. If the child could resist eating the marshmallow, … Continue reading

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Alice the Nepali Flying Dog

Copyright Kathrine Piper Those who’ve followed the literary wanderings of Sparkle Hayter know she’s had some peculiar adventures in her life. Just consider a short list of the locales where she’s lived and written: Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion; the … Continue reading

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What Buster Burk Found

Name of Species: Latin: Lucanus cervus; French: Lucane cerf-volant; English: Elephant Stag Beetle Location Found: On a wall of an Auchan mega supermarket in Avallon. Out of the hundreds of articles and things that I have brought away from that store, this … Continue reading

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Jethro Massey’s Dust Bowl III

Those lurking about Paris in the early aughts might remember an aspiring young filmmaker by the name of Jethro Massey. He was a pale, bespectacled sort who spoke an abundance of languages and buzzed with an extravaganza of ideas. Ring … Continue reading

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Ultrashort Short For Theatre: Sarah

A lower level hall at Dulles International Airport, Washington D.C.. Centre stage is a bench, on which MAN 1 and MAN 2 are seated side by side. They are both English, in their mid-fifties, and are wearing beige trousers with … Continue reading

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Of Antanaclasis, Buffalo, and Police

One of the delightful-est portions of Mark Forsyth’s delightful book The Etymologicon is his detour into the wonders of antanaclasis. This five-dollar word describes the lexical trick of using a single term with different meanings multiple times in the same … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Handedness Inventory

When I play tennis, I serve with my right hand and generally volley with my left hand, although on occasion, when a deep ball is unplayable with my backhand, I will flip my racquet to my right hand, giving me … Continue reading

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