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!
Bizarre Film: Comma Boat
Back in 2015, I was starved for the bizarre. I had yet to discover bizarro fiction and so I searched endlessly for anything to sate my obsession. It so happened that I attended the “Pop Departures” exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum around that time. Among the Warhols and Lichtensteins was a small curtained-off room … Continue reading Bizarre Film: Comma Boat
Book Review: Cherry Blossom Eyes
Cherry Blossom Eyes by S.T. Cartledge Rating: 8.5/10 “The sun came up a cherry blossom and burst its rose gold light into the sky.” – Opening line The Orphanarium by S.T. Cartledge (my review here) is among my favorite bizarro novels and one of the most unique books I have ever read. So I was … Continue reading Book Review: Cherry Blossom Eyes
Bizarre Travels: Dalí Museum
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