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A Concert in Lily Dale

July 30th, 2017 · No Comments

On July 28, 2017, I found myself in Lily Dale, NY, a center of Spiritualism, performing in an evening organized by Shannon Taggart. I performed what I called music attributed to ultraterrestrials, using a term favored by the late John Keel for non-human entities. My program included fairy music from England, Ireland, Wales, and Norway; […]

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The Cocktail Hour

May 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

The Cocktail Hour is now available! This classic cocktail guide from 1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for every hour of the day by Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud. The bilingual edition from Corps Reviver includes the original French text, an English translation by Doug Skinner […]

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Café

February 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

An illustration from Chapter 44 of Captain Cap, by Alphonse Allais, in my illustrated translation available from Black Scat Books. The scene shows a café after Allais and Cap have had a few drinks.

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The Chromatologist

August 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ever eager for literary constraints, I wrote this tale in heroic couplets, alternating masculine and feminine rhymes, with each stanza an acrostic of the title. Heroic couplets seemed appropriate, since it concerns adultery at a cosplay convention. Here’s the first stanza (of eight): The Chromatologist was colorblind: He had to check the colors in his […]

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Chonchons

July 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Speaking of ears, here are some sketches of chonchons, those peculiar creatures from Chilean folklore. Borges described them at some length in his Book of Imaginary Beings; here’s a shorter account, from the Dizionario dei Mostri (ed. Massimo Izzi, L’Airone, Roma, 1997), in my translation: Vampire composed of an isolated human head with enormous ears, […]

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Crumpled Napkin

November 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

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Charles Fort and the Forteans Who Followed

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Here’s the first page of a talk on Charles Fort and his influence, which I gave at the Morbid Anatomy Museum on September 10, 2015. I tried to cover as much fortean history as possible in 45 minutes.

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A Curious Physiological Industry

June 1st, 2015 · 2 Comments

Just in time for June Gloom, Black Scat Books proudly presents the first in a series of Black Scat Broadsides: Alphonse Allais’s “A Curious Physiological Industry,” translated by Doug Skinner. In the spirit of Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” this rare text is the master absurdist at his devilish best — a full-color, poster-sized (12 x […]

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Cabinet 55

February 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The latest issue of Cabinet, #55, is devoted to love. It contains a postcard with an excerpt from my book Horoscrapes. You can buy a copy, and send a Horoscrape through the U.S. postal system!

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A Christmas Song

December 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Another round for the holidays.  

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