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CONFESSIONS OF X SWAMI X

10-02 2012 This text was intended to be revealed after my last hand was dealt. After my ashes were sprinkled on a bench in a park in Las Vegas, the capitol of Disneyland. Since this plan is taking longer than I thought, “Now is always a good time.” You can quote me on that. So,...

Any Questions? No? That's how you got Nixon – Swami X

X Swami X December 17, 1925-August 29, 2015 “Although crowds gathered once if you just showed your face Now babbling of fallen’ majesty still, a heart that laughter made sweet Now, a crowd will gather and not know it walks the very street whereon a soul once stood to light the moment with mirth.” Author...

Local Activist, Mark Lipman, To Receive Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award

By Krista Schwimmer – Local activist and poet, Mark Lipman, has won the  Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award for 2015. Named after the legendary Joe Hill, the award is given to a writer whose work addresses occupational culture or Labor Day. On September 7th, at noon, Lipman will set the tone for the entire event when he reads...

Venice Books

Venice California: “Coney Island of the Pacific”, by Jeffrey Stanton (1993 & 2005) Death is a Lonely Business, by Ray Bradbury (1985). The famous writer brings his descriptive powers to a novel set in Venice circa late 1940s If The Dead Had Email, by Jim Smith (2011). Available at Beyond Baroque and Amazon. Hour of...

Venice, The Garden of Eden?

By: Charlotte Purein Like me you may have seen garden boxes mysteriously popping up all over Venice and are wondering who is responsible for spreading the veggie love. Biking the other day I happened upon a group of locals unloading sacks of organic soil, compost, worm castings, seedlings, and heavy garden boxes from an old...

Part One of the first chapter of Steve Goldman’s forthcoming book: THE GOLDEN DOOR:

What is wrong in the world and how it came about. “We are all born to save the world.” – The Talmud “We got God on Our Side Bob Dylan.” (sarcastically) “God gave me my money.” – John D. Rockefeller. Early in 2001, Enron CEO Ken Lay actually said, “I believe in God and I...

Community Calendar

Saturday, August 1 7pm Marina Del Rey Summer Concerts Pop Saturdays. Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey CA 8:00 PM Vicky Hamilton & Frank Ferrante Appetite For Dysfunction shares VICKY HAMILTON’s undeniable optimism, hope and faith-eternal and is a must read for anyone who is a music fan curious about the golden era of the...

In Praise of Rachael Dolezal

by Steve Goodman All kudos and laudamus te to Rachael Dolezal, for how, in a one-woman show she utterly exploded the malignant myth of race. There are no races folks, only gene pools. Race is a null, a vacuous concept of capitalist origin. If you want to enslave people, best measure, after selecting folks who...

Family Dysfunction, Pinter-Style

By Suzy Williams So you think your family is weird? Meet the …………….s. (We never do find out what their last name is.) Set in North London in 1965, we come to know a father, his brother, and two grown sons reeling and dealing pugilistically with each other due to the loss of their mother,...
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