Saturday, May 02, 2009

Texts April 2009

Introducing a new category, = for works that weren't bad but I was expecting much better of. By the way, Elizabeth Pisani’s “The Wisdom of Whores” is an in-fucking-credible exposé of the politics of HIV work - seriously, I consider myself fairly well-educated on HIV precautions, but there was at least one major revelation for me every chapter.

There's also one totally awesome webcomic I found out about on Slog or Boingboing but I totally can't remember the name of. Will update eventually.

Am coming back to Singapore in a week's time. For about two days, but it'll be great to be in touch with everyone even briefly. I'll have to return to Zürich to finish this book - so far I've got about three incredible interviews and two iffy ones. Not enough for a book, but enough to get a publisher interested, probably.

+Marilyn Hacker’s “Desesperanto”
+Carol Ann Duffy’s “The World’s Wife”

=Cory Doctorow’s “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom”
+Richard Mason’s “The World of Suzie Wong”

+Kendall Maycock’s “Switzerland - Culture Smart!”
=Gerrie Lim’s “Invisible Trade II”
+Susan Aldous and Pornchai Sereemongkonpol’s “Ladyboys: The Secret World of Thailand’s Third Gender”
+Elizabeth Pisani’s “The Wisdom of Whores”

=Mike Carey and Siddharth Kotian’s “The Stranded”
=Guy Delisle’s “The Burma Chronicles”
+“The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Book”
+Zep’s “Titeuf: petites poesies saisons”
+Hans Jürgen Press’s “Der kleine Herr Jakob”
+Jim Butcher and Ardian Syaf’s “The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle”
+Ari Folman and David Polonsky’s “Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story”
+Harold Feinstein and Robert H. Hesse’s “Orchidelirium”

DramaBox’s “IgnorLAND of its Name”
Cake Theatre’s “Destinies of Flowers in the Mirror”
LaSalle Acting Programme’s “Invisibility” and +”Three Fat Virgins Unassembled”

=National Museum of Singapore's "Christian Lacroix: the Costumier"
Schweizerisches Landesmuseum’s permanent exhibition and +”Witzerland”
Museum Rietburg’s +permanent exhibition and =”Luo Ping – Eccentric Visions”
Kunsthalle Zürich’s “Annette Kelm”
+Migros Museum’s “Josephine Meckseper”
+Kunsthaus Zürich’s permanent exhibition, “Giacometti, der Ägypter” “Albert von Keller: Salons, Séancen, Secession”, “Tino Sehgal”, “The Absence of Mark Manders”
+Liechtenstein Landesmuseum’s permanent exhibition
Kunsmuseum Liechtenstein’s =“Der Blick” and “Das Glück dieser Erde”

+Yeo Joon Han’s “Sell Out!”
+Robert Allan Ackerman's "The Ramen Girl"
+most of Warren Ellis’s “GI Joe: Resolute”

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