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Suicidal Thoughts – Notorious B.I.G.

The last track on Biggie’s 1994 debut album ‘Ready to Die’ is a terrifyingly introverted admission of guilt from Notorious B.I.G. The lyrical theme of Suicidal Thoughts was ahead of its time for 1994, this track haunts the listener as Biggie calls Diddy late one night expressing his feelings of suicidal thoughts and the hate Biggie has for himself. He laments his behaviour and the guilt he … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts – Notorious B.I.G.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

From The RS Archives Issue 95: November 11, 1971 We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive. …” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

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Plan Colombia – Beehive Collective

PDF narrative  The Plan Colombia graphics campaign is the second in the Beehive’s trilogy about globalization in the Americas. The final illustration is the product of many conversations that took place between our collective and organizers over the spring of 2002 in Ecuador, Colombia, and the U.S. We started out learning about the devastating effects of Plan Colombia in the Andean region of South America, and … Continue reading Plan Colombia – Beehive Collective

Meditations in an Emergency (1957), Frank O’Hara

Am I to become profligate as if I were a blonde? Or religious as if I were French? Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous (and how the same names keep recurring on that interminable list!), but one of these days there’ll be nothing left with which to venture forth. Why should I share you? Why don’t you get rid … Continue reading Meditations in an Emergency (1957), Frank O’Hara

This is Water – David Foster Wallace

  (If anybody feels like perspiring [cough], I’d advise you to go ahead, because I’m sure going to. In fact I’m gonna [mumbles while pulling up his gown and taking out a handkerchief from his pocket].) Greetings [“parents”?] and congratulations to Kenyon’s graduating class of 2005. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other … Continue reading This is Water – David Foster Wallace