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Nouvelles en trois lignes

Dandy, anarchist, master of le mot juste, and critic of genius, Félix Fénéon published short news stories in Parisian paper Le Matin in 1906. He called them Nouvelles en trois lignes which can be translated as either "News in three lines" or "Novellas in three lines." These faits-divers were a popular genre of the period, but no one produced them with quite the poetic verve, concision, irony, humour and depth of Fénéon. I've been reading a lot of them lately--they have a haiku-like quality, but they are also emphatically journalistic, immediate and singular. Here are a few mof my recent favourites:

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The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards: Toronto: April 9


The Fifth Annual Good For Her Feminist Porn Awards

Come Celebrate 5 Years of Honouring Smut!
Friday, 09 April 2010 at 9:00 pm
Berkeley Church
315 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Our special Fifth Anniversary celebrations are guaranteed to be unforgettable! Featuring awards in categories including Hottest Kink Film, Sexiest Straight Movie, Steamiest Trans Movie and many more!

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I know it's going to be hard for everyone to resist commenting on the brilliant ""I collect spores, molds and fungus." pick-up line but I'd like to ask you to focus your comments on the "print is dead" concept.

After all these years what makes print(even electronic print) a worthwile medium for communicating with other humans now that audio/visual communication across distance and time have been made fairly accessible to a much wider spectrum of the population?

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Captain America vs. The Tea Party....only if you buy the issue now!

That's right, Captain America takes on the teabaggers and their bullshit in a new issue of the comic, on sale at a store near you! And you better buy the comic book, read it once, and then put it in plastic with a backing board, because...


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Do Over Day.

Has anyone heard of the new Canadian holiday 'Do Over Day'?

It's on Feb. 26, it allows you to salvage past mistakes or help prevent a friend from making the same error. I think that forgiveness is a beautiful thing. I'm hoping that Do Over Day will help me make up with my best friend... we just got in a big fight a couple weeks ago and I'm looking for ways to 'Do it Over' on this special holiday. Any suggestions? Dinner out? A nice card? Gift certificate to the spa?





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