Alice in the Cities

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI love Wim Wenders, but the line from one of his first films, Alice in the Cities, has bothered me for some time — while talking with a lost girl, he remarks, “I like to stay at the hotel closest to the airport.” ...

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The Return

Export to PDF | Export to DOCfrom kyol-che, from the muddy fields of my youth, the lack of companionship that drove me to roam the fields, to bond with nature in its element, the rudimentary steps of meditation. Summer vacations were interminable, but the cycle established there grew and...

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The Limitations of the Matrix Analogy

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThe Matrix has been assimilated into Zen lore as readily as the words of the old Patriarchs. I’ve used it, and Star Wars, in talks and informal discourses, as it conveys something new that’s easy to grasp – the notion of a larger...

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The Speed of Death

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  As a man who sprang from the ethers just as Gemini VII was performing its first rendezvous maneuver, I’m firmly planted on the major fault line of our age, the division between an analog and digital society. Kids born today develop friendships...

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Mechanism..

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  The day is shorter than most, the air clean, like an Indian summer, unexpected. The leaves drift to crumple and fade, the years, the changes come as swift as the Earth revolves, and night, sleep. Drifting through the web with no attachment...

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MUD

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  Jeff Nichols’s work is imbued with personality, has an identifiable tone. Its indie cred is inescapable for this reason alone. A blockbuster operates within a generic mold that the largest number can relate to, that sidelines the least – a tree without...

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Flight..

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  Planted in a warmed cabin of travelers, a discount airline, busy, one thousand high crackling wires not yet disconnected. For some there would never be a lapse   Already I feel a shift, a change in the subcurrents, the focus, the reasoning,...

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On the road..

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  Good to be racing across the continent, this time lunging from overpass to speed trap aboard a vinyl-clad bus filled with Cinco de Mayo dropouts and a few towering hats. Do we need to attract more attention? The sun flares through the...

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Scapegoat

Export to PDF | Export to DOC  The pattern, invisible to nearly everyone: the archetypes, figures in a dream that re-form, replace, embody. Invisible the mind’s construction, only the crime, the criminal — a scapegoat. The structure, permeable yet indelible, allows any available character to fill a role. Crowds...

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a day in candyland..

Export to PDF | Export to DOCAcross the old asphalt – long days of heat, fumes with personality, drifting over the plane in soft rubber, squeaking, sticking. Seeing her again I wasn’t nostalgic or comforted, only reminded of a thousand days of her, like a monstrous dream; how I’d...

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