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Stolen Photograph Show Ends with a Whimper

I get some unusual press from Portland newspapers about my art show, though it’s odd to call it my art; I was more curator. Though Beulahland have been very supportive of the weekly all-request mobile music video museum Eye Candy Sundae and their staff were quick to pass on the positive feedback from customers, they simply weren’t prepared to handle queries about purchases or to facilitate the hanging or disassembly of the show.
Not my word, they’re Willamette Week’s:
Photos Stolen Over 6 Years Working at a One-Hour Photo Lab.
Danny Norton stole thousands of pictures from lazy, unsuspecting 1-hour photo customers throughout the mid-nineties. Ten years later he’s hung the best of them in a dank bar and created the most bizarre and fascinating example of found-art on display in Portland. BEULAHLAND, 118 NE 28th Ave. 503-235-2794. Closes Sunday May 31.

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R.I.P. Alfred Knopf Jr. & Lux Interior

A prominent publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction, the Alfred A Knopf company was founded in 1915; it was acquired by Random House in 1960. Since its founding, Knopf has paid close attention to design and typography, employing some of the United States’ most recognized book designers. In 1991, Knopf revived the Everyman’s Library series of classics of world literature in affordable hardcover editions originally published in England in the early twentieth century for a shilling apiece. Albert Knopf Jr. left the noted publishing house run by his parents Alfred and Blanche Wolf Knopf to become one of the founders of Atheneum Publishers in 1959.

The Cramps‘ Lux Interior born Erick Lee Purkhiser on October 21, 1946 died February 4, 2009 (aged 62). He met his wife Kristy Wallace, better known as Poison Ivy or Ivy Rorschach, in Sacramento in 1972, allegedly while she was hitchhiking. They were part of the early CBGB punk movement that had emerged in New York. By being the first known band to blend punk rock with rockabilly, The Cramps are widely recognized as innovators.

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Blog is the new Black

Neat! My Online Book Marketing course at Portland State University is teaching me to blog in WordPress. Now, by teaching I mean that the graduate publishing program, which is an ill-funded but actually pretty cool hands-on concentration which propels real paperbacks into real warehouses, has directed me to teach myself how to make WordPress pages. It’s pretty easy to navigate. I’m no luddite.

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