Ribbon Around A Bomb

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Lit Bombast: The Need to Feed

Lydia Lunch performs, utters, radiates, and yes, consumes intensity.   Whether it’s in the form of screeching vocals, convulsive stage antics, or in this case, vigorous flavors, everything the woman does is … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lit Bombast: The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Imagine reading Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret while doing a line… during an occult sex ritual… in which you haven’t slept for 3 days straight. That’s pretty much … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Lit Bombast: Making Waves

It’s been a slow week on Ribbon Around a Bomb, but today, my friends, is the best day ever. I’m finally done with my final papers for Winter quarter of … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lit Bombast: Savage Messiah

Savage Messiah was a gritty and gloomy fanzine straight from the streets of London via the brain of Laura Oldfield Ford. Although it was created in the oughts (hell, is … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

San Francisco: Anarchist Book Fair

It’s this weekend. Inside the epic Kink.com building, no less. (I’ve always wanted to go there! Under non-porn-related circumstances, obvs.) “Each year, the book fair brings together over 75 radical … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lit Bombast: Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom

Discontent with the culture of male hysteria Wild leaderism devours brains The Orthodox religion of a hard penis Patients are asked to accept conformity       -Pussy Riot, from … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

In the Mood For… Geometric Book Covers

It’s a design-y post! Because squares are hot. And I really have nothing to say about these books. Except that they’re pretty. And although I appreciate that, I can’t say … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: Last Gasp Books

Fun fact: I recently discovered the most awesome publishing company ever, right in my ‘hood here in SF’s Mission district. It’s called Last Gasp Books, and since 1970, they’ve righteously … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

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