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Feb.25.2013
Everything Beautiful is Far Away [May 2012 to February 2013]
Well, it is done & double done once & for all:  The big ol' glorious mess that is EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY (my collaborative novel with Peter I. Chang) can now be read in full, from beginning to end, via the Issuu site: http://issuu.com/lo-vi/docs. It is a free read, and...
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Feb.01.2013
Everything Beautiful is Far Away [1, 2013 | Vol. 9]
Well, it's been a long time coming and two weeks past schedule, but at last here is the latest issue of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY (my collaborative novel in progress with Peter I. Chang). This month's offering is not only the penultimate issue but also double in length, and features...
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Dec.17.2012
Everything Beautiful Is Far Away [December]
The December issue of my collaborative novel EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY (vol. 8, chapters 18 & 19), co-written with Peter I. Chang (who also did the artwork and design for this month) is now available. The musical contribution for December's edition is from IP(identity problem) with an...
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Nov.18.2012
EBIFA 10 & 11
October's & November's edition of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY (my collaborative novel in progress with filmmaker Peter I. Chang) is now available online to read for free, featuring, respectively, chapters 14 & 15 and 16 & 17 in the continuing saga of young Samuel Chu. ...
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Sep.23.2012
Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (Sept. 2012, Vol. 5)
This month's edition of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY is now available online to read for free, featuring chapters 12 & 13 in the continuing saga of young Samuel Chu. This month's musical contribution is from Imcompetech, along with new original artwork by Adriana Pasley.  Check...
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Aug.26.2012
August 2012, Volume 4
This month's edition of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY is now available online to read for free, featuring chapters 10 & 11 in the continuing saga of young Samuel Chu. This month's musical contribution is from Moby, along with new original artwork by Peter I. Chang.  Check out the...
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Jul.16.2012
July 2012, Volume 3
This month's issue of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY is now available online to read for free, featuring chapters 7 to 9 of the novel in progress that Peter Chang and I have been working on. July's musical contribution is from Tsutomu Nakayama (Pizzicato Five, Original Love), with new original...
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Jul.05.2012
First Time I Heard David Bowie
The David Bowie book in THE FIRST TIME I HEARD series is now live on Amazon. Barnes & Noble, and iTunes Bookstore for $2.99, edited by Scott Heim. I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to this project, and as with the Joy Division/New Order book, I'm in some really awesome company....
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Jun.25.2012
junk
I hate my neighbor Mike Martinez. I want to make that clear from the start. Hate is, obviously, a terrible thing to have and feel about another human being, but in the case of this particular man I own that darker impulse with a certain degree of uneasy resignation. To be honest, he isn't a...
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Jun.19.2012
The First Time I Heard:  Joy Division / New Order
Well, at long last the first e-book in the series that Scott Heim has been editing is finished and online. I'm very proud to have been invited to contribute to this anthology, as I'm in the company of some pretty amazing folks. Scott wrote: "The first one to be released is THE FIRST TIME I...
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Jun.17.2012
Everything Beautiful is Far Away [June 2012, Vol. 2]
As of June 15th, the second online issue of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY is available and free for all to enjoy.  This project is a mixed media, serialized novel in progress that I've been working on for a while now with my partner Peter I. Chang.  Volume 2 picks up where May's Volume...
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May.16.2012
Everything Beautiful is Far Away [May 2012 | Volume 1]
Well, it's been a long time coming, but at last the ball is rolling on the novel-in-progress project that Peter Chang & I hatched a while ago during a road trip:  Everything Beautiful is Far Away.  Our goal was to create something together that the reader could watch evolve over time...
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Apr.20.2012
The House of Special Purpose.jpg
Peter & I are proud to announce the publication of our first Kindle ebook via Workshop Lo-Vi Editions: THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE. We're dipping our toes in the publishing water here, so if you feel inclined to help us get the word out please do. It's not an exact science, but it has been fun...
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Jun.22.2010
Books
At some point, Dan Brown's books became American literature--not thrillers, not genre work--but pieces of fiction that could sit on a bookstore shelf right next to  Larry Brown.  I'm not exactly sure when this happened, maybe around 2005.  In the approximate five or so years since, every grim...
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Mar.08.2010
Tokyo Is Dreaming
Ergh, it's been a tad too long since I've blogged anything on good ol' Red Room, so I'm crawling out from under my termite-infested floorboards to ring my own bell.  Well, not really just my bell, but the communal bell that belongs to Peter I. Chang, John Convertino, and me--and which goes...
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