Monthly Archive for July, 2008

Adrienne Pine at Quimby’s!

Aug ’08
25
7:00 pm

Anthropologist Adrienne Pine will present Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras. The event highlights links between Mano Dura and mercenaries, the war on terror, IMF and World Bank policy, the prison-industrial complex, Honduran massacres, gangs, and sweatshop labor

“Honduras is violent.” Adrienne Pine situates this oft-repeated claim at the center of her vivid and nuanced chronicle of Honduran subjectivity. Through an examination of three major subject areas—violence, alcohol, and the export-processing (maquiladora) industry—Pine explores the daily relationships and routines of urban Hondurans. She views their lives in the context of the vast economic footprint on and ideological domination of the region by the United States, powerfully elucidating the extent of Honduras’s dependence. She provides a historically situated ethnographic analysis of this fraught relationship and the effect it has had on Hondurans’ understanding of who they are. The result is a rich and visceral portrait of a culture buffeted by the forces of globalization and inequality.

Adrienne Pine is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

“A theoretically cutting edge ethnography of neoliberalism as suffered by most poor people across the globe. Pine creatively links macro-structural forces in Honduras to the everyday life of factory workers, shanty town dwellers, gang kids, alcoholics and crack smokers within the context of globalized consumerism and the history of U.S. domination of Central America.”—Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect

“Gutsy fieldwork. A compassionate analysis of the links between work, violence, corporate capitalism, American empire, and self-worth. It will make your blood boil.”—Laura Nader, University of California, Berkeley

“Using largely the voices of others, Pine’s rigorous but sensitive anthropological approach interweaves gangs, work, religion, drink, politics, and even globalization to show clearly how violence pervades the everyday life of many Hondurans. It is a realistic tour de force!”—Dwight B. Heath, Brown University

Guild of Outsider Writers at Quimby’s!

Aug ’08
23
6:00 pm

Join us for a reading by three people associated with the Guild of Outsider Writers.

The Performers:

Justin Hyde – Author of Down Where the Hummingbird goes to Die, which won the 2007 Jack Micheline Memorial poetry prize

David Blaine – Chief Poetry editor, Guild of Outsider Writers

Pat King – Guild of Outsider Writers founding member and Chief Bad Mojo

More info at: http://www.outsiderwriters.org/

Lloyd Dangle at Quimby’s!

Aug ’08
29
7:00 pm

Lloyd Dangle will perform his 20 Years of Troubletown humorous slide show floor show and sign copies of his book Troubletown Told You So, Comics that Could’ve Saved Us From This Mess.

Troubletown, by Lloyd Dangle, was first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1988 and has since grown to become a widely syndicated cartoon feature in alternative newsweeklies and lefty political magazines.

Lloyd’s cartoons and illustrations have appeared in over 100 magazines and newspapers of every type from the crusty corporate mainstream to the bleeding, subcommercial edge. Lloyd’s work has been featured in publications including American Lawyer, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Shape, Sierra, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New York Times, Outside, Time Magazine, Utne Reader, Village Voice and Wired. His drawings also adorn the packaging of Airborne effervescent cold remedy, which the company claims has been one fastest-selling products in retail history.

Lloyd was also the first cartoonist assigned to cover the Republican National Convention in New York City armed with nothing but a pen and a blank sketchbook, the resulting cartoon was selected for Houghton-Mifflin’s series, The Best American Comics. When not on the road covering bizarre and dangerous political events, he works out of his converted garage in Oakland, California.

Lloyd Dangle grew up in Michigan and, after getting a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art, tossed it all out the window to draw cartoons for Michael Moore’s (much praised and reviled) muckraking newspaper, the Michigan Voice. He moved to New York City during the go-go 80’s and worked for several magazines and newspapers, including the Village Voice when it was still at the height of its powers. He landed a cartoon feature at upscale Manhattan, Inc. Magazine, lampooning the high-living antics of Wall Street’s youthful elite (some things are timeless). After landlord larceny caused Dangle’s apartment building to collapse (literally), he moved to San Francisco and secured his well-earned underground hipster cred, roaming the Mission District, and befriending Robert and Aline Crumb, appearing in their classic depressive übercomic, Weirdo.

He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Hae Yuon Kim, and their son, Oscar.

DR. REVOLT and Gary Panter

Aug ’08
2
4:00 pm

DR. REVOLT and Gary Panter Appearance and signing of The Lost Ones

Steve Niles teams up with four visual artists to bring you a graphic novel that will challenge what you think about time and space travel. DR. REVOLT, an original member of the historic New York City graffiti crew The Rolling Thunder Writers, Gary Panter, an illustrator known for his surreal and raw style, Morning Breath, Brooklyn-based art and design duo, and emerging painter/fashion designer Kime Buzzelli – each bring a remarkable and unique drawing style to the project.

“The Lost Ones” tells the story of Duncan, Roxy, Rasheed and Cynthia, who leave their Earth and get swept up in an epic intergalactic adventure. What starts out as a harmless day of extreme planet jumping turns into a mind-blowing, white-knuckle race for their lives to get back home. Collector’s and paperback editions of “The Lost Ones” will be available for free in early July 2008 at select comic book stores nationwide.

Orphan Schlitz III at Quimby’s!

Aug ’08
22
8:00 pm

Join Quimby’s for the Orphan Schlitz Reading Series III hosted by Marc Arcuri. Performers will read short stories and poetry.

With:

Marc Arcuri-SlopArtist, Musician, Fashion Editor, Hipster, Degenerate, Entertainer

Dan Gleason-Writer, Artist, Renegade

Ted McClelland-Author of book HORSEPLAYERS: LIFE AT THE TRACK