Monthly Archive for January, 2007

Arthur Magazine and Drag City Present Trinie Dalton and Steve Krakow

Jan ’07
12:00 am

Saturday, January 27th, 8:00 PM
Arthur Magazine and Drag City PresentTrinie Dalton and Steve Krakow at Quimby?s!
Join us at Quimby?s as Arthur Magazine presents an evening of reading and discussion with Trinie Dalton and Steve Krakow.
For this event Trinie Dalton will read from her new novel, which isn\’t finished yet, about a witch and several of her monster friends. She?s in Illinois as a visiting writer at University Illinois Urbana Champaign, to celebrate the release of the new issue of their lit mag, Ninth Letter. Steve Krakow will be on hand to talk with Trinie Dalton about zines and other subcultural things.
Steve Krakow lives in Chicago and is the editor of Galactic Zoo Dossier and front man for Plastic Crimewave Sound. He is an organizer for the annual Million Tongues Festival at the Empty Bottle.
Trinie Dalton lives in Los Angeles. Her short story collection, WIDE EYED (Akashic) was a finalist for the Believer Book Award. She also co-edited DEAR NEW GIRL OR WHATEVER YOUR NAME IS (McSweeney\’s), an art/illustration book based on her archive of confiscated notes acquired while she taught high school. She writes about music for Arthur and the LA Weekly, writes film reviews for Amazon, and also writes catalogue essays for artists. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Bomb, Nerve, Purple, The Believer, and Ping Pong (Henry Miller Library\’s Journal). She has an MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches Fiction at USC.

Mark Swartz to Read from H2O

Jan ’07
12:00 am

Mark Swartz to Read from H2O,
His New Eco-Noir Novel set in Chicago.
Center for Neighborhood Technology?s Bill Eyring to Introduce the Reading
Friday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. Quimby?s (1854 W. North Avenue, Chicago)
Mark Swartz\\\’s new novel H2O is set in Chicago in the year 2020. With the entire world facing a dire shortage of drinkable water, filters and drains engineer Hayden Shivers stumbles upon a method for synthesizing fake water, but the new product may not be the miracle it?s cracked up to be.
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?Swartz\\\’s shrewd, jittery, and noirishly atmospheric speculative tale about a bumbling antihero and dire environmental trauma brings an irreverent and parrying voice to ecofiction and casts a fractured light on follies petty and catastrophic.?
?Donna Seaman, Booklist
Mark Swartz?s second novel, the noirish eco-satire H2O, makes Davis Guggenheim?s film An Inconvenient Truth look like a feel-good summer romance?[ H2O is] a fast, fun, ominous read.?
?Time Out New York
?A short, sharp shock–a jab to the eyeball and brain, H2O by Mark Swartz is as telling commentary on our society now as Don DeLillo?s White Noise was in its time. Savagely precise, clever but not shallow, Swartz\\\’s writing lacerates even as it\\\’s deeply, disturbingly funny.?
-Jeff VanderMeer
Mark Swartz is the author of Instant Karma (City Lights, 2002). His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, The Believer, Bomb, Bookforum, Chicago Reader, and other publications. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Forest Hills, Queens, with his wife and daughter.
Bill Eyring is a Senior Engineer of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), an organization dedicated to showing urban communities locally and all across the country how to develop more sustainably. Bill manages CNT?s green infastructure projects that focus on managing stormwater naturally, reducing flooding risk, and improving water quality. More information at

Balaam The Lame, Radon Chong, Adolph Schnitzel and His Wife Mirriam

Jan ’07
12:00 am

Jan 18th 7:30 PM
Balaam The Lame, Radon Chong, Adolph Schnitzel And His Wife Mirriam Present:
The Daniel And Daniel Show!
In this entertainment extravaganza, Daniel & Daniel will sacrifice Hake to The Porpoise-God, shine the light of The Mystical Mathematic Equation unto the mind of all mongoloids present (using the FOIL method) and manuever the facial muscles of any corpse in attendance, using techniques described in Raymond Roussel\’s \’Locus Solus.\’ All Set To Words And Music!
say what? for the night
Daniel Gleason = Paco P. Coltrane
Daniel Knox = Rock N\’ Ro