Time Magazine on U.S. Satire

Following up, the third link that Paul Krassner sent me is right here. It’s part of the U.S. magazines’ look-back at types of satire that used to exist in the U.S. – The Realist (founded by Paul Krassner) being notable.

A sneak peak:

It wasn’t just a matter of readers being unfamiliar with the title of a foreign-language newspaper. Rather, the whole idea of Charlie Hebdo is foreign to American readers, because no real equivalent exists. Topical, political humor is popular in the U.S., but in recent years it has been more common on television programs — like South Park, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report — than on the printed page.

The title is “Why Doesn’t America Have Its Own Charlie Hebdo?” Answer: Read the Time article by clicking on the link above.


Paul Krassner and Charlie Hebdo

Culture Counter Magazine has a new article called   Charlie Hebdo and the Limits of Satire: Realist editor Paul Krassner Rethinks the Art of Irreverence Here are the opening paragraphs. Paul Krassner sent me the link and a Happy New Year, which I pass on: Was there ever an American version of Charlie Hebdo? Americans […]


Remembering Hunter Thompson

P aul Krassner, who was the Realist editor, has written a piece in Abakus titled “Remembering Hunter Thompson.” In fact, Hunter is on the cover. Paul recounts how he and I met in NYC. I just happened to stumble on it. Here’s the Abakus cover link. It’s very colorful – worth checking out. Read it here. […]


Ron Whitehead at the Gonzo Fest on YouTube

Click below to see the video. It was a long process, but finally, thanks to Lumena Atherton’s work in cutting the video into clips, I can post a few glimpses into my presentation at the Gonzo Fest in Louisville last April. Thanks also of course to filmographer/political journalist Nick Storm, of Storm Generation Films, who is […]


Parapsychology at the Rhine Center

What do you know? I just checked in to the Rhine Center website to look at some of their current research and what popped up but a familiar photo here. Click to see it. It’s an old shot of J. B. Rhine and me. Rhine, a major pioneer in laboratory parapsychology, posed for this photo […]


One Tribe Fest Expo Saturday

The One Tribe Fest is here Saturday the 8th! All day. Come by the Fairgrounds to the Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Enter by gates 2, 5, and 11. It’s all day 10 – 7. I hope you will come by and see me in my booth and also come to my Demo at […]


Keep This Quiet! IV

Keep This Quiet IV: More Initiations is just going out to a very few readers – in manuscript – now! Wow. It’s come a long way. The time for this one is 1991-2005 more or less. I’m also considering having some SEO website work done. Here’s an image that may or may not be part […]


Midwest Book Review – Biography

The Midwest Book Review – Biography – has a new review of Keep This Quiet! III: Initiations. Actually, it’s the very first press review. The new stuff is in the second paragraph. Highly gratifying that they like the books!! Synopsis: ‘Keep This Quiet! III – Initiations’ begins in the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, where […]


Keep This Quiet! III – Out Now

  Look what showed up on Amazon. This was not supposed to be published yet. I just saw the first physical proof the 18th. But in the mysterious ways of life, it’s now on Amazon, officially published the 15th. I had intended to  take a few advance copies to the Gonzo Fest and present one each […]


Gonzo Fest 2014 in April at Louisville

THIS JUST IN FROM RON WHITEHEAD about the Gonzo Fest 2014: One of the new featured guests is William McKeen and another is me. What an exciting prospect to be part of this event. Ron writes: “I’m happy and excited to announce that William McKeen will be a Featured Guest at GonzoFest 2014. William McKeen, […]


Marking Time with Faulkner – ebook

Subtitle: A Study of the Symbolic Importance of the Mark and of Related Actions. This print book is now in inexpensive iPad download in 50 countries. I first wrote it as a graduate student at Columbia University, under a wonderful advisor, John Unterecker, a professor and poet, who wrote Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane, which […]


Keep THIS Quiet Too – in iPad

Keep THIS Quiet Too! is scheduled to be ready for my viewing in iPad tomorrow. It was professionally converted, so I hope all the images transferred well from pdf. Anyway, tomorrow if so, it goes on sale – in iPad – in multiple countries. Very inexpensive. A nice Christmas present. And Marking Time with Faulkner […]