Arthur No. 11 (July 2004)
Color/black and white, 48 pages, newsprint, 11.5 x 14, quarterfold
Oliver Hall conducts a wide-ranging and comprehensive conversation with Sonic Youth’s KIM GORDON, one of our era's great iconoclasts. Photography by Emily Wilson with additional photos by Susan Moore Erdman, Kevin Estrada and Richard Kern.
Mark Pilkington reports from London on the Thelema convention coinciding with the centenary of the "transmission" of the Book of the Law to infamous occultist and” Great Beast” ALEISTER CROWLEY. With an illustration by John Coulthart and photos by Pilkington.
Late-blooming artist NOAH PURIFOY built massive sculptures from garbage on the desert floor of Joshua Tree, California. Arthur pays tribute to Noah, who died recently, with an appreciation/vintage interview by Kristine McKenna and new photos of Noah's work by Bill Nelson.
Notes on the strange pleasures and pains of being a closet GRATEFUL DEAD fan by Daniel Chamberlin. With comics by D. C. Berman.
Are we in the midst of the Kali Yuga? And what is that anyway? Arthur columnist DANIEL PINCHBECK explains.
New artwork by Lounge Lizards founder JOHN LURIE.
Words of advice from T-MODEL FORD, a recipe from THE REIGNING SOUND's Greg Cartwright, a poetry-comic by KENNETH KOCH, a full-page comic by KEVIN HUIZINGA, comics by BEN JONES and BEN KATCHOR, and new drawings by EVAH FAN and BRENDAN MONROE.
Paul Cullum on LARS VON TRIER's more obscure work from the last six years.
James Parker on the new documentary dvd, RISE: THE STORY OF RAVE OUTLAW DONNIE DISCO.
“Bull Tongue” by Byron Coley & Thurston Moore features reviewage of work by Karen Constance, Jack Goldstein, Blood on the Wall, Icewater Scandal, Painting Soldiers, S. Isabella, Matt Wascovich, John Fahey, Stanley Brothers, John Weise, Cherry Point, Wavelength, "Captain Milkshake" DVD, Arek Gulbenkoglu & Adam Sussman, The Lost Domain, Simon Wickham-Smith, Julian Williams and other Rhizomne releases, Leprechaun, "Super Scratch" book, Gang Wizard, Algebrassiere, Clorox Girls, Excepter and Babyhead.
C & D bicker and enthuse about new records by Fiery Furnaces, Comets On Fire, The Reigning Sound, The Concretes, Martina Topley-Bird, The Obsessed, "High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection," Wolf Eyes, The Fall, Black Dice, M83, Legendary Pink Dots, SUNN O))) and "Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label."