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It takes cyberspace to get one in trouble.

Awesome original artwork by the fabulous Molly Kiely for Poetrylandia, Issue 4 publishing in October.

Thanks Muna.

Oh, and there’s still time to join the Wapshott Press Book Club. Next book is Storylandia 32, Drunk on Time, which received a nice review at Cultural Weekley.

“Only an outsider like Swiss architect Peter Zumthor would propose something like this. His voyeuristic vision is supported and championed by Govan, who hails from Massachusetts and moved to L.A. only once he was appointed LACMA director in 2006. The two have worked closely on this $750 million project that destroys four buildings on the Miracle Mile campus. One is already down.” ~snip~ “The Zumthor/Govan plan was eventually approved by the museum’s board in 2013. Govan then started seeking approvals from lawmakers in 2015. The County Board of Supervisors approved the plans unanimously in April 2019, followed by unanimous approval by the City Council in December 2019. The approvals include $117.5 million in taxpayer funding and $300 million in county bonds. Pushback has been both pragmatic and philosophical as two different opposition groups formed: Save LACMA and the Citizens Brigade to Save LACMA. Though each group takes their own distinct stances against the Zumthor/Govan redesign, they find a shared grievance in the loss of exhibition space — from 170,000 square feet down to 109,000, a 36% decrease. These two groups are not alone: the Ahmanson Foundation, which has gifted $130 million worth of European art to LACMA, announced that it would cease gifting due to lack of gallery space in this new design. How can we pay homage to the additional 27,000 pieces of art that Govan has helped the museum acquire during his tenure if much of it will sit in storage due to a lack of space?”
What Will Los Angeles Lose as LACMA’s Michael Govan Tries to Make His Mark?, by Rachel Reyes, Los Angeleno, 13 August 2020

I suppose LACMA will be the Red Car of Los Angeles art. Or something equally sad.
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Déjà vu all over again: Wapshott Press Book Club — Storylandia 32

Wapshott Press Book Club! Because… Never Surrender! Never Give Up! Even when your internet goes out 3 hours before the book club (sigh). So, Storylandia 32; second attempt.

First book: Drunk on Time, by JF Malone, Storylandia, Issue 32, Winter 2020
“Past, present, and future on view in a wondrous machine. Everything everywhere in every universe. Better than YouTube, but can this device bring happiness to a young slacker looking for love and life’s meaning?”
Science! Romance! Gambling! More Science!
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Sign-up for the first book club: click here:

Sign-up closes at midnight on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Access to Drunk on Time book club page and password emailed by midnight Sunday, August 30. 2020.

Online book club meeting end of June to be determined by participants.



Internets, oh Internets

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
Pablo Picasso, The Impossible Cool, 3 Jan 2020

“Past, present, and future on view in a wondrous machine. Everything everywhere in every universe. Better than YouTube, but can this device bring happiness to a young slacker looking for love and life’s meaning?”
Drunk on Time, Storylandia, The Wapshott Press Journal of Fiction, Issue 32, Winter 2020

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Mary Worth, 31 Dec 2019

“What?” Mary recoiled in surprise. “Your doctor didn’t recommend stealing the pituitary glands of younger women? Dr. Jeff and I have been doing that for 300 years.”

If youth knew; if age could.
Sigmund Freud

Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Francis Beaumont

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Warren Buffett

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E. M. Forster

Annual Wapshott Press Fundraiser (and our Angel)

My favorite nonprofit. If you have any spare change, it will go farther in 2020. 🙂 Click here for the whole story with links and everything or read on and then click here for the whole story.

2019 was awesome! On to 2020!

And this year the Wapshott Press has an Angel! Our Angel will match each donation up to a total of $1,000. So your donation to the Wapshott Press will go twice as far in 2020!

where paypal charges no fees to either of us, and until December 31, 2019, will add 1% to each donation

2019 was a great year at the Wapshott Press! Here’s what we did that we said we were going to do, thanks to you: Continue reading Annual Wapshott Press Fundraiser (and our Angel)