Boog City #40

Boog City 40, April 2007 now available featuring: ***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong*** –“Maybe after going to museums for more than 30 years I still couldn’t define art, […]

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Boog City 40, April 2007

now available

featuring:

***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong***

–“Maybe after going to museums for more than 30 years I still couldn’t define art, but I can tell you that if art is satisfying it hasn’t done its job.” –from Who’s Come a Long Way, Baby? Thoughts on The Dinner Party and the Global Feminisms Exhibit by Strong

***Our Printed Matter section, edited by Mark Lamoureux***

–“In the poetic tapestry of this chapbook where darkness has victory, the poem ‘All Saints Day’ tells us that ‘the theme of death is our thiefhood.’” –from Our Thiefhood, Evangeline Downs by Micah Ballard (Ugly Duckling Presse), reviewed by Michael Carr

–“The poems are so funny, and resistant to interpretation, that it is tempting to take them at face value, like an Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup can, a Jeff Koons puppy, or a Marcel Duchamp urinal.” –from Twisted Gems, Erased Art by Tenney Nathanson (Chax Press), reviewed by Adam Fieled

***Our Music section, edited by Jon Berger***

–“Dina Dean’s voice is the unification of her influences; somewhere between a croon and a growl, in ‘The Radio Song’ she tells the story of a sleepless character’s love affair with the radio.”

“Every added note, every new change in a simple pattern has a magnified importance, giving Randi Russo’s songs wave after wave of subtle dramatic leaps.”–from Alliterative Albums: Acoustic Songwriters Get Their Due by Casey Holford

***And the Relaunch of Our Comics section ***

–“I’ve reread this first issue maybe a dozen times since Jerel debuted it at the MoCCA Art Festival last summer, and it’s a different experience nearly every reading, as startling and flabbergasting as it is rewarding, not unlike returning to a computer that has been overtaken by a benign but active—and actively mischievous—virus.” –from Jerel Elbows the Comics Envelope by Gary Sullivan

–Freak Folk Meets Hip Hop, a comic from Jeffrey Lewis

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Greenpoint’s Brenda Zlamany***

***Our Poetry section, edited by Laura Elrick and Rodrigo Toscano***

–Harlem’s Tonya Foster with an excerpt from Work-a-Day
Bodies of young men—
spent smoke, spent casings graph one
among many points

Bodies of young men—
sight-specific installations—
stoops, corners.

–Philadelphia’s Frank Sherlock with an excerpt from
Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show
[…]

A mirror

& a token

of the outdoors

can bring

the walking

dead back to

life even

if the skillset

that facilitates

crawling has to

be relearned

*And photos from Aislinn Weidele and Donald Woodman.*