Arthur No. 14 (January 2005)
Color/black and white, 48 pages, newsprint, 11.5 x 14, quarterfold
God Bless Jello Biafra: The former Dead Kennedy and veteran firebrand has returned to musicmaking with a car bomb of a new album, recorded with the Melvins. Sorina Diaconescu talks with Mr. Biafra in the direct aftermath of the Nov. 2 election about freedom, surveillance, pranks and selling out. Photography by W. T. Nelson.
Through a curious legal twist, magic mushrooms are openly available for sale in Great Britain. Mark Pilkington reports back from a trip to the shops. With illustrations by Matthew Greene.
Photographer Ryan Beshara has been visiting the bingo halls of America. Here are some of the people she has encountered there.
The daring Danish art collective/company Superflex is changing the world by challenging multinational corporations at their own game. Text by Jay Babcock, photography by W.T. Nelson.
Oh, Canada: One year ago, Mdme X exited New York City for the cooler climes of Quebec. "So, how's it going?" asked Arthur. Here's what she told us, with an illustration by Tom Devlin.
"Here and Now" columnist Daniel Pinchbeck travels to Hopiland and finds a way of life threatened with extinction. Illustrated by Arik Moonhawk Roper.
Comics by David Lasky, Dan Zettwoch and Ben Katchor, plus artwork by Seldon Hunt.
T-Model Ford tells us what he wants for Christmas.
MF Doom gives us his recipe for "Villainous Mac & Cheese."
James Parker on Mike Watt and Richard Meltzer's autumnal works.
"Camera Obscura" columnist Paul Cullum is stark raving livid about the election results. Fortunately, he has the work of satirist Bill Hicks and an unreleased Woody Allen film to help him get through it.
"Bull Tongue" columnists Byron Coley & Thurston Moore on underground music, poetry, prose, film and art, including work from Matthew Wascovich's Slow Toe Publications (Elisa Ambrogio, Pete Nolan, Tyondia Braxton, Dylan Nyoukis, Bruce Russell, Christina Carter, Valerie Webber, Real Knife Head), Criminal IQ label (Manhandlers, Functional Blackouts), Rachel Levitsky and Erica Kaufman's Belladonna Books (Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Nada Gordon, Lynne Tillman, Lisa Jarnot, Rosemarie Waldrop), Kaufman's Boku Books (Kaufman, Chris Martin), Social Registry label (the Electroputas, Hall of Fame), Shiv Mirabito's Shivastan Press (Ed Sanders, Louise Landes Levi, Janine Pommy Vega, Andy Clausen, Ira Cohen), Bill Cassidy, Aa, The Weavers mag (Heather Leigh, David Keenan), Zdrastvootie, xochi23, Fursaxa, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sylvester Pollet's "Backwoods Broadsides" series (Rochelle Owens, Bern Porter, Jackson Mac Low, Dick Higgins, Amiri Baraka, Diane di Prima, Aram Saroyan), Carson Arnold, Briana, Deserted Village label (Murmansk, Job, The Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree, The Cosmic Nanou, Wrecking Ball), Phylum Press (Susan Briante, Kristen Prevallet, Charles North, Trevor Winkfield), Double Leopards, Strange Attractor Journal, Tamio Shirashi and Sean Meehan, "Prisoner's Inventions" by Angelo and The Spectral Light & Moonshine Firefly Snakeoil Jamboree.