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The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life
By June 1, 2006

1. Timothy Leary calls the Biblical prohibition against eating from the Tree of Knowledge the beginning of the control of substances. Eden is the first drug war. But in my Hasidic paradigm, the Tree of Knowledge is the law itself. … Read More

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unexisted things exist in my head

unexisted things exist in my head
By June 1, 2006

From unexisted things exist in my head, a 17 minute video installation of an Etch-A-Sketch in use, by Zohar Nir-Amitin. This work deals with the rituals one creates in one’s head and executes into action. Thoughts or dreams one wants … Read More

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Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence

Contemporary Psychedelia: From Transcendence to Immanence
By June 1, 2006

1. Tripping Out and Tuning In What is psychedelia? What is loosely termed 'psychedelic music' has lately undergone a resurgence. Many mainstream musicians such as The Flaming Lips have drawn on its more accessible pop elements, drawing mainly from 60s … Read More

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Goldbergers and Cheeseburgers: Food and Particularism among American Jews

Goldbergers and Cheeseburgers: Food and Particularism among American Jews
By June 1, 2006

1. Bacon and Manischewitz My brother, both a carnivore and contrarian from day one, adored the crispy, fat-streaked bacon he sampled surreptitiously in friends’ kitchens. Bacon was not allowed in my family’s home – perhaps no surprise, considering we were … Read More

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Voting Kinky: The Politics of Ridicule

Voting Kinky: The Politics of Ridicule
By June 1, 2006

“An Asshole from El Paso”: Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman is out to save the world, in his words, “one governor at a time.” He’s out on this year’s Texas campaign trail, running for Governor. Now, if you don’t live in … Read More

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The Water Queen of Jerusalem

The Water Queen of Jerusalem
By June 1, 2006

The Water Queen of Jerusalem dives into history history is hard and she grows fins she has no air and she schemes gills rowing through memory the Water Queen of Jerusalem owns a bathing suit made of Yiddish the Water … Read More

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Waters of Jerusalem

Waters of Jerusalem
By June 1, 2006

We were doing the pajama dance, throwing our arms up in the air and singing Ay-yay-yay-yay-yay! when Waters of Jerusalem called. We were watching surrealist movies, learning West African cuisine, were entering an all-night birthday haze, when Waters of Jerusalem … Read More

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unexisted things exist in my head

unexisted things exist in my head
By June 1, 2006

From unexisted things exist in my head, a 17 minute video installation of an Etch-A-Sketch in use, by Zohar Nir-Amitin. This work deals with the rituals one creates in one’s head and executes into action. Thoughts or dreams one wants … Read More

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