I am thrilled to announce the launch of an online magazine called Babou 691 this September! What does that mean? Author Amy M. Vaughn and I have been working together to bring you “Babou 691”—a site dedicated to the surreal and the bizarre in literature, film, and art. Imagine the content of this blog, but … Continue reading Announcement: New Magazine!
I recently vacationed in St. Petersburg, Florida, a town that remains immune to what the rest of Florida has become. Think of it like a tropical Portland. And one thing it does not lack is culture, including a museum dedicated to my favorite visual artist and hero Salvador Dalí. In the course of my stay, … Continue reading Bizarre Travels: Dalí Museum
As someone who for years dreamt of creating his own movement, I’ve looked up to Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) as a hero. He had the strength to say, Screw it, I I’m doing my own thing, and never look back. In the end, he became the epitome of what those who rejected him represented. Schwitters aspired … Continue reading Bizarre History: The Merz Movement