For decades, Happy Mutants met one another and got seriously warped by the astounding books and other media of RE/Search Press (previously), now, after a long drought, RE/Search is publishing a new book, Underground Living (RE/Search #19), featuring the photos of V.Vale — Read the rest
For cyberpunks of a certain vintage, Re/Search press (previously) was absolutely formative — books like Incredibly Strange Films, Zines!, and, of course, Modern Primitives (RIP, Fakir) were incredibly influential material for the modern happy mutant.
Logos separated at birth: RE/Search Publications and, er, Target's new home goods line?
BB pal and inspiration V. Vale is the publisher of RE/Search, chronicles of underground and fringe culture since 1977. The RE/Search books, from Industrial Culture Handbook and Pranks! to Modern Primitives and Incredibly Strange Music, are essential encyclopedias of alternative thought, art, music, literature, and methods to circumvent "control" in all its manifestations. — Read the rest
Richard Kadrey — a charter member of cyberpunk's original vanguard, author of the wonderful Metrophage — has a new novel out at long last, and it was worth the wait.
Butcher Bird is Kadrey's extended, mythological celebration of all things deviant, transgressive, queer, perverse and broken. — Read the rest
In celebration of the long-awaited Pranks 2 book, RE/Search Publications is hosting Pranksfest parties in San Francisco and Los Angeles. ((Previous Pranks 2 post here.) The Bay Area event is this Saturday, November 11, at the San Francisco Art Institute. — Read the rest
This fall, iconic counterculture chronicler RE/Search will release the long-awaited sequel to their seminal Pranks! book published in 1988. The new book features inspirational interviews with The Yes Men, Ron English, John Waters, monochrom, Billboard Liberation Front, and many more tricksters. — Read the rest
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On Saturday, Beyond Baroque in Venice will host an event celebrating the release of PUNK 77 (a newly expanded third edition). We'll be screening rare, '70s Punk
films (mostly not on video) and I'll host a panel discussion of "The '70s Punk
Revolution" with DEVO founding theorist GERALD V.
BB pal V. Vale from Re/Search Publications is back on the RU Sirius Show this week talking turning off electronic media and reading a book.
This week, RU Sirius has BB pal V. Vale from Research Publications on
his show, talking about the great English novelist J.G. Ballard.
Here's a snippet from the show:
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RU Sirius: There is sort of a conservative side to him [J.G.
On the heels of the essential book JG Ballard Quotes: Does The Future Have A Future?, our pals at RE/Search Publications have released JG Ballard: Conversations. This pocket-sized collection of interviews with Ballard is like a mind grenade in your pocket ready to blow wide open the terminal insanity of today and the psychopathologies of the near future. — Read the rest
Our friends at seminal underground publisher RE/Search are launching a television show on San Francisco public access! The premiere of "The Counter Culture Hour" with host V.Vale is tonight at 6:30pm (and every second Saturday of the month) on Access San Francisco, Channel 29. — Read the rest
"Fifteen years after it first hit shelves, PRANKS! remains one of the most important and relevant books ever to emerge from RE/Search's outre publishing house. In today's current surreal political landscape, a well-executed prank can do much more than yelling theater in a crowded fire! — Read the rest
Google Maps' reviewing system has provided a platform for Nazi sympathizers and antisemitic harassment for years. It's a quiet example of the trillion-dollar tech giant's disinterest in moderation—and a loud warning about how easy it is for the far right to appropriate online services. — Read the rest
Carolee Schneemann — a performance art pioneer whose deeply provocative and thoughtful work focused on gender, sex, the body, and power — died yesterday at age 79. My first exposure to Schneemann's work was in the mid-1980s on a grainy VHS dub of avant-garde art films that also included pieces by Karen Finley and Annie Sprinkle. — Read the rest
Bypass Paywalls is a popular extension for Firefox and Chrome that does what the name implies: allows your browser to manipulate its cookies so that websites with "soft paywalls" that allow a small number of free articles can't accurately determine if you've already exceeded your limit.
Tony Sanfilippo says, "'The Revised Boy Scout Manual," a lost Burroughs manuscript concerning how to overthrow a corrupt government has just been published in its entirety for the first time. With an afterword and reminiscence by V. Vale, publisher and founder of RE/Search publications. — Read the rest