Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Rafael Campo with Emily Freeman and Emily Lloyd

Rafael Campo (poetry mentor) is the author of The Other Man Was Me, which won the 1993 National Poetry Series Award; What the Body Told, winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry;and most recently, The Enemy. He is also the author of a memoir, The Desire to Heal, which also received a Lambda Literary Award. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Medical School, he currently teaches and practices general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where his medical practice serves mostly Latinos, GLBT people, and people with HIV infection.

Emily Freeman (fiction) is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. She recently served as the editor-in-chief for Dislocate, the program's literary journal. She lives and works in Minneapolis.

Emily Lloyd (poetry) is a freelance writer and librarian for Hennepin County. Her work has appeared online at versedaily.org and mcsweeneys.net and in the print journals Court Green, Bloom, Phoebe and elsewhere.

$5/Free Loft members


"Only an expert can deal with the problem."

Reading The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, I was surprised to see no entry in the index for Laurie Anderson--which reminded me I had no idea what she was up to these days. At YouTube, I found this video of a great live performance recorded in May of last year. Also a short 2007 interview clip from a Swedish TV program, in which Anderson mentions that she's lost her taste for the huge multimedia shows she used to put on, now that walking down a city street is a huge multimedia show.


"In her bed she was always Lolita"--Maud Newton

Woolworths has decided to stop offering its "Lolita" girls' bed model, after complaints from parents about the inappropriateness of the name.

Steph at Crooked House offers some new product ideas for Woolworths: the Medea maternity wear line, the Bovary wedding dress, Lady Macbeth gloves (only available in red). A commenter on the post suggests "The Bartleby motivational poster"; I added the Sylvia Oven and the Circe Pork Rub. Surely you have something to add...



In our specially-effected, heavily Photoshopped times, the Sleeveface Pool at Flickr (almost 900 images now) is a great reminder that the most striking effects can simply involve no-tech new ways of seeing:

by esci le foto

by John Roston

by Talbot Ridgway

by unsure shot

Frozen Grand Central

Performance group Improv Everywhere invited 207 people to freeze and hold their positions for 5 minutes in Grand Central Station. Check out the great short video of the event:

Ranks right up there with IE's earlier Cell Phone Symphony.