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JG Ballard’s review of 2 books about Nazis. New Statesman, Monday 4th July 2005� “Strange though it is, our fascination with the Nazi era shows no signs of fading. Scan the shelves of your local bookshop and you will see more swastikas than Union flags, and many more jacket portraits of Hitler than of Winston Churchill. A [...]
Alan Taylor’s Diary "BY the time 2012 comes around I should be in tip-top shape for whatever challenge arises. One must be there – I keep telling myself – or be elsewhere. Certainly, one should not underestimate the importance of the games coming to London. … For a true sense of proportion, though, let us [...]
The European dvd (but region free) of The Atrocity Exhibition will be released in September 2005 on the new Reel23-label, a subdivision of Filmfreak Distribution. This dvd contains audio commentary by Ballard himself. For more information, see www.reel23.com.
NASA headline: 7.11.2005 "For the first time since the 1970s, a NASA spacecraft will get clear pictures of Apollo relics on the Moon. July 11, 2005: Inside the lunar lander Challenger, a radio loudspeaker crackled. Houston: "We’ve got you on television now. We have a good picture." Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander: "Glad to see [...]
This article in the Guardian references JG Ballard in the following fashion: "The future, JG Ballard reckons, is a cocktail of those elements: the ennui of edge-land architecture, airport roads the same everywhere, and highly-visible tanks patrolling the perimeter fence. If an English cricket team ventures to Pakistan it will be accorded, so the relevant [...]
NBC News Link "CHICAGO — Bond was denied Friday for a 23-year-old woman accused of intentionally ramming her car into another vehicle at a Skokie intersection in a suicide attempt, killing three men from Chicago and injuring three others. Jeanette Sliwinski was charged with three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery [...]
by William Burroughs (1970) The Atrocity Exhibition is a profound and disquieting book. The nonsexual roots of sexuality are explored with a surgeon’s precision. An auto-crash can be more more sexually stimulating than a pornographic picture. (Surveys indicate that wet dreams in many cases have no overt sexual content, whereas dreams with an overt sexual content [...]
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