Archives: September 2008

This is the archive page for [September 2008]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Yet more interestingness: 30 September 2008 | September 30, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for September 30th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Colonna," by Franco Campigotto | September 30, 2008
Today's photo: "Colonna," by an Italian photographer living in Ecuador named Franco Campigotto. | Read entire entry

Book review: "Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet," by Joanne Proulx | September 29, 2008
Today's book: The midwestern heavy-metal magical-realism coming-of-age tale "Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet," by hipster short-story writer and first-time novelist Joanne Proulx. | Read entire entry

Obsession of the moment: Newsless.org | September 29, 2008
Today's obsession: The new "future of journalism" blog Newsless.org, started and run by a fascinating academic fellow at the Unviersity of Missouri "J School" named Matt Thompson. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 29 September 2008 | September 29, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for September 29th, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "zigzagBW," by Frank | September 29, 2008
Today's photo: "zigzagBW," by Ecuadoran Flickr member Frank. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 28 September 2008 | September 28, 2008
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Yet more interestingness: 26 September 2008 | September 26, 2008
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Yet more interestingness: 25 September 2008 | September 25, 2008
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Photo of the day: "Signs," by Alan Healy | September 25, 2008
Today's photo: "Signs," by mysterious Flickr member Alan Healy. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 24 September 2008 | September 24, 2008
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CCLaP Podcast 26: Monthly Music Special | September 22, 2008
Today on the podcast: My first new episode in three months! Yeehaw! Here, in honor of the coming autumn, another of CCLaP's occasional all-music specials (now expanded to once a month), 46 minutes featuring twelve bands, cut together with voiceovers radio-style. Enjoy! | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 22 September 2008 | September 22, 2008
Links to yet more interesting stuff I've recently come across online, for September 22nd, 2008. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "Tops: Trump International," by Angela Manginelli | September 22, 2008
Today's photo: "Tops: Trump International," by Chicago photographer and comedian Angela Manginelli. | Read entire entry

Sorry for the light posting schedule; here's some things that are coming up | September 20, 2008
Sorry for the light publishing schedule here at CCLaP recently; various behind-the-scenes things with this center and also my day job have conspired against me. Anyway, I thought I'd take a moment on a quiet Saturday afternoon to let people know what some of those upcoming things are. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 17 September 2008 | September 17, 2008
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Photo of the day: "251/366," by Nadja | September 17, 2008
Today's photo: "251/366," by Bosnian photographer "Nadja." | Read entire entry

Obsession of the moment: Goatsilk's "Daily Treasures" | September 16, 2008
Today's obsession: "Daily Treasures," a fascinating conceptual video project by the Montana arts collective Goatsilk, in which funny fake histories are created of found objects in order to arbitrarily increase their value during a special eBay auction. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 16 September 2008 | September 16, 2008
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Photo of the day: "Welcome To The Whitney," by "Paddy" | September 16, 2008
Today's photo: "Welcome To The Whitney," by mysterious Flickr member "Paddy." | Read entire entry

Book review: "The Heart of a Cult," by Lena Phoenix | September 15, 2008
Today's book: "The Heart of a Cult," Lena Phoenix's fascinating fictional look at the radical edges of the New Age community, and how it is that so many otherwise rational and intelligent people can fall prey to cultlike behavior and brainwashing. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 15 September 2008 | September 15, 2008
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Photo of the day: "***," by Slawomir Pisz | September 15, 2008
Today's photo: "***," by French/Polish/UK photographer Slawomir Pisz. | Read entire entry

The CCLaP 100: "Beloved," by Toni Morrison | September 12, 2008
Today's book: 1987's "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, a powerful tale of the post-Civil-War black female experience, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the catalyst for a new golden age of "minority fiction." Is it a classic? Click through for my thoughts on the matter. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 12 September 2008 | September 12, 2008
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Photo of the day: "?," by MB Ching | September 12, 2008
Today's photo: "?," by Hong Kong resident (and current California college student) MB Ching. | Read entire entry

Movies for Grown-Ups: "Sex Machine" | September 11, 2008
Today's movie: The darkly humorous, no-budget extreme-horror film and cult hit "Sex Machine," from deep Midwesterner Christopher Sharpe. | Read entire entry

Obsession of the moment: Authonomy | September 11, 2008
Remember HBO's "Project Greenlight?" Where a bunch of unpublished screenwriters all uploaded their scripts to a website, then argued and argued until one finally won and was produced? Ever wonder why a publishing company has never tried that for unpublished novels? Wonder no more. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 11 September 2008 | September 11, 2008
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Field report: Ben Tanzer book release party | September 10, 2008
Chicago author Ben Tanzer has a new novel out; and last weekend was the official release party for it, held at the DvA Gallery in Lincoln Park. Here, a small report from the party, as well as some photos. | Read entire entry

Photo of the day: "ss12 - project," by Christian Facchini | September 10, 2008
Today's photo: "ss12 - project," by Italian photographer Christian Facchini. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 9 September 2008 | September 9, 2008
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Photo of the day: "On our way up..." by Jaana-Marja Rotinen | September 9, 2008
Today's photo: "On our way up...," by Icelandic photographer Jaana-Marja Rotinen. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 6 September 2008 | September 6, 2008
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Book review: "MultiReal," by David Louis Edelman | September 5, 2008
Today's book: David Louis Edelman's "MultiReal," part 2 of the massive science-fiction epic trilogy "Jump 225," part 1 of which I reviewed here at CCLaP last year. | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 4 September 2008 | September 4, 2008
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Photo of the day: "pool 5," by Sasha Kargaltsev | September 4, 2008
Today's photo: "pool 5," by mysterious Flickr member Sasha Kargaltsev. | Read entire entry

Your micro-review roundup: 2 September 2008 | September 2, 2008
Today, four very short review of some recent books I've read, including Linda Medley's "Castle Waiting," Daniel Grandbois' "Unlucky Lucky Days," Chip Kidd's "The Learners" and Roger Rosenblatt's "Beet." | Read entire entry

Yet more interestingness: 2 September 2008 | September 2, 2008
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Yet more interestingness: 1 September 2008 | September 1, 2008
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Photo of the day: "This one goes to the one i love," by Roman Krikheli | September 1, 2008
Today's photo: "This one goes to the one i love," by Russian photographer and designer Roman Krikheli. | Read entire entry