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Barajada and The Earth’s Bare Stage – by X.F. Pine

Pine’s outré memoir explores analog 1990s Williamsburg Brooklyn before the the crashing of the digital wave. He uses a form ...
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Jupiter – Reports, Stories and Excerpts by X.F. Pine

I released this book a while back. Experimenting with distribution and formats. There are a few more in the pipeline ...
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We HEART you Big Brother – Part 3

It’s now 2017 and I wanted to do an update about my general disgust of Facebook and reminisce about a ...
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We HEART You Big Brother – Part 1

I felt an extreme itch to write this rant for a while as I feel our entire culture is reaching ...
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We HEART You Big Brother – Part 2

THIS IS PART 2. PART 1 IS HERE. Extreme transparency cuts both ways. It provides access while undermining leadership. There ...
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Depersonalization

The OWS protests aren’t so much about evil bankers but depersonalization and the loss of control that brings. With corporate ...
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Ten Years Down

It feels like ten years have passed but nothing has really happened. The only progress has been via bubbles whose ...
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Letter to Paul Auster

This letter was originally mailed to Paul Auster in about 2000 when he was collecting stories on his NPR radio ...
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And Then I Woke Up

I think about technology all the time. I think about how much it has taken over every facet of my ...
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Wardenclyffe: Telsa’s Lost Dream

With all recent oil panic and near nuclear meltdowns I decided to venture out to the mythical site of Wardenclyffe ...
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Ratmen

Heard firsthand on the street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Actual Conversation): Man has a clipboard and confronts an old woman. MAN: ...
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Artificial Moons and the Runner

We decide to get off the train before it gets to the city. The station is in a suburban atmosphere ...
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What the Goon Said

You are passing through a field of junk with tall dead grass, and you cannot see the vermin underneath it ...
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McCarren Park Festival

A festival takes place today in honor of a giant pool. Old men sit on benches uninvolved. There is a ...
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Dreams of JD and the Revolution of Science

4-1 I must rip all the bushes and branches from the grotto, with long swoops of a scythe. The bricks ...
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Before the Flood

The train begins its journey on the edge of a perfect disk. It travels to its certain destination and the ...
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Red Memo

There are gray haired women who in the doorways who gossip. Lamps spill amber onto the street. A truck pushes ...
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Bras, Bicycles, The Ninth Circle and Life on the Run

5-21 I am lying beside PW in a hotel room bed where I  read a book and watch television simultaneously ...
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Surfacing

Grandfather lies in a dreaming state while shadows enter the hospital room and shake him awake. He sees his sons ...
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Elevator Man

Within the freight elevator, the old Mr. Pointe spends a day’s eternity. Through the wire mesh at the bottom of ...
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Traps

She keeps a collection of pictures of herself with others in her room. Some are of old barely forgotten boyfriends ...
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Red National 60 Sheets (excerpt)

Chinese Girl at counter with little tiny padlocks. 10 layers of peeling paint on subway column. Broke up fight on ...
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What Was in the Cage

My friend tunes in the radio while we are driving with my girlfriend’s Father. We ride in a large black ...
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Nostalgia for Magic – Weiser’s Bookstore

When I worked at Weiser’s Bookstore on 24th street I didn’t realize I was witnessing the end of something, but ...
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Summer 2010

You must always take more than you give. Your manners are always weak. You must stop saving seconds and losing ...
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Radio Free Blissville – Interview

Interview to soon be published in näkyvyys (Finland) näkyvyys: Where did this idea come from? J.F. Culhane: The idea for ...
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Creepy Kids’ TV Shows that Destroyed my Life

Every once in a while I think back to my childhood to examine what went wrong. I tend to flip ...
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The End of Astroland – Coney Island

I recently found myself on Coney Island, where the Albert family sold off Astroland to Thor industries who plan to ...
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Fond Memories of a Virus

Just dug this up. I started getting the sircam virus in my email way back in 2001. For people who ...
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Saved by Driveway – St. Martin

Upon my arrival last year in December for a vacation from the northeast, I rented a cheap Diahatsu car for ...
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Early Man Site – Calico California

On Interstate 15 from Barstow to Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert is an Archeological work in progress. After driving ...
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