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For the most part, Brad’s life was perfect. Just a few months out of college, he secured a stable, good-paying job. He had a doting girlfriend who wasn’t pushy about marriage and starting a family. He had a close-knit group of friends that gathered together for weekly basketball and poker... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2015 at Rakes Progress
Most drones have the ability to carry cameras, but the UAS used by Hollywood filmmakers are usually multirotor crafts with many propellers to fly. Small quadcopters with a GoPro are light; the smallest weighing around 2 pounds. Heavier drones can carry larger cameras, and the whole setup can weigh up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Rakes Progress
From Granta, "How to write about Africa," which presumably is meant as a guide for enterprising erstwhile erotica writers who feel like faking the funk on a whole different continent: Aways use the word 'Africa' or 'Darkness' or 'Safari' in your title. Subtitles may include the words 'Zanzibar', 'Masai', 'Zulu',... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rakes Progress
PopMatters recently let drop a special section about the Frey/LeRoy hoohah, and though there's not much else that needs to be said about those clowns*, your pal did note a decent observation about Bukowski in one of the articles: If you have actually read A Million Little can see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rakes Progress
I know...most New Years Resolutions are pretty pointless, I mean most people love to say all the things they are going to change but few actually go through with it. The way I see it if you really want to change your life you shouldn't need a new year to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rakes Progress
Mr. Sam Jones sent along this link to a review of Auster's Travels in the Scriptorium, asking: "Did this negative review by a skilled critic enlighten?" Yes, Mr. Jones. It did: With its earnestly literary atmosphere not far from self-parody, it's hard to imagine anyone other than die-hard Auster fans... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rakes Progress
I'ma (re)posting this for all you modern lovers. It could be quite lousy as far as love poems go, who knows, but it reminds me. All the Earth, All the Air 1. I stand with standing stones. The stones stay where they are. The twiny winders wind; The little fishes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Rakes Progress
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