Velo City Weekend

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Many Zine makers & readers are bicyclists believing in freedom of speech. This day, Friday, June 29 @ 5:30 pm through Saturday: Velo City Weekend takes place. If you read this & are good to ride- join the real-wheeling-fun!

More info at saltcycle.org or Velo City Weekend on Facebook thanks!

Look for The City Library green cruisers at Critical Mass…

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~pweeks

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Book Arts Program

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***Lecture: Purposeful Chance in Contemporary Artists’ Books (Thank You, John Cage!)
June 28, Thursday, 7:00
Speaker: Robin Price
Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4
The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Robin Price delivers an illustrated lecture exploring the use of chance in artists’ books—in concept and/or execution—and examines earlier twentieth century precedents, particularly the print and book work of John Cage. Price discusses some of her own work involving the purposeful use of chance and randomness. Lecture attendees have the opportunity to view and handle several bookworks featured in Price’s talk, courtesy of the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Special and Fine Arts Collections.

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~pweeks

Alt Press Fest 2012 Spotlight: Spirit Master

We are very excited to announce Spiritwave / Spiritcore artists, Spirit Master will be playing this years APF!  Spirit Master (Mack, Pastor McCaff, Timmy Jame, Cool Brent) just opened up for the Flaming Lips and have recently released the album Demo Album Ep which has received great reviews.  Check out their video / links below and we will see you all at APF 2012!

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-Strange

American Vampire

I’ve had a love hate relationship with vampires ever since I was little.  When I was a kid I always dressed up like a werewolf on Halloween, cause werewolves were so much cooler.  When I was in my teens, I LOVED Anne Rice and The Vampire Chronicles but HATED the movie adaptation of Interview With A Vampire.  Yes, I personally think Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt suck (no pun intended) and ruined what could have been a good movie!  Then came along Twilight and I thought gag me with a spoon!  In 2010, Rachel Getts (comic guru to the stars) recommended I read American Vampire Volume 1.  I reluctantly checked it out, read it…and was floored from page one!  Whaaat??? Thank you, Scott Snyder, Steven King and Rafael Albuquerque!  Vampires don’t all suck (no pun intended)!

Volume 1 & 2 are available for check-out!

-Strange

Batman: The Black Mirror

The Black Mirror is good…really good.  Scott Snyder author of American Vampire, writes Batman on par with Grant Morrison and Frank Miller.  Dare I say, he might even give them a run for their money?  And thats just the writing.  The art by Jock and Francesco Francavilla is first class!

The Black Mirror takes place after the disappearance of Bruce Wayne (Batman R.I.P.), in which Richard “Dick” Grayson aka Robin aka Nightwing, takes up the cape and cowl to protect Gotham City.  Its dark, brutal, and the villains are psychotic!  Expect a different kind of Batman.  One that smiles instead of sneers.  One that flies above the streets of Gotham instead of hiding in its shadows.  But one thats still kicks a$$!

Available for check-out!

-Strange

Alt Press Fest 2012 Spotlight: Copper Palate Press

Alt Press Fest 2012 is coming up in only a few weeks and we have to give a shout out to our friends over at Copper Palate Press who are helping make this year’s fest possible!  So thanks for the awesome posters guys!  You made us feel like a kids Christmas Day!

Copper Palate Press has the Alt Press seal of approval!  Make sure to check out their website, facebook, and tumblr.

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-Strange

Mutants and Mystics: The Jeffrey Kripal Interview By Troy Williams

Back in April, Troy Williams interviewed author Jeffrey Kripal on KRCL RadioActive, about his book Mutants and Mystics:  Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal.  They discuss comic books as a guide to paranormal experiences.  Its a really exciting topic and I wish I would have shared this interview earlier.  Better late then never!  The full interview is on Troy William’s blog!  Just click here or the picture above to listen.

Also, Mutants and Mystics:  Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal is available for check out!

You can listen to RadioActive Monday through Friday at 6:00pm Mountain Time, on KRCL 90.9 FM or online anytime.

-Strange