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Femme Avant-core

Lit Bombast: Suburban Relapse

Oh, the information age. In which even those things which are meant to be impermanent, crude, DIY, and hyper-local, are now preserved for all and for eternity via digitization. If … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lit Bombast: We Got Power

[Sin 34] If you’re aren’t familiar with the early ’80s hardcore punk scene in California, then two things must happen now: 1. Punch yourself in the face for sucking. 2. … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Lit Bombast: The City is Ablaze

Add it to my Christmas list. Karren Ablaze has compiled the Ablaze fanzines from 1984-1994 into a book, called “The City is Ablaze!: The Story of a Post-Punk Popzine.” She … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: Fuck You

Story of my life: I sit down at my computer hell-bent on completing some academic reading (I’m a grad student, after all!) and next thing I know, it’s 3 hours … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

In the Mood For… Banned Books

It is a well-known fact that our country has a history of banning and censoring some of the most insightful, inspired, and inventive material ever produced. And in case you … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Raw Magazine

Fun fact: Before Art Spiegelman was busy winning the Pulitzer Prize, and before Francoise Mouly was busy being the art editor of the New Yorker, the quirky couple co-edited a … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: The Best of Punk Magazine

Exciting news! (Not for real punks as much as punk-history-nerds like myself, but whatever.) The legendary Punk Magazine is coming out with a “Best Of” book at the end of … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Lit Bombast: Adulterers Anonymous

“I BREAK YOUR HEART TO BREAK MONOTONY.” -Lydia Lunch, excerpt from Adulterers Anonymous Have I mentioned my undying love for Lydia Lunch? Or Exene Cervenka? In an awesome collaboration (collision?) … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Film Bombast: Santa Sangre

And now for something completely different– Pls be advised: This is easily the longest and most obscure piece I’ve written on RAB. At times it begins to approach academia, but … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: Joe Brainard

A couple months ago, I wrote a post about Joe Brainard’s incredible visual art. (READ THAT SHIT.) Well, exploring his paintings brought me to discover that Brainard also wrote a … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

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