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Interview with Big Bruiser Dope Boy

MM) Feds on Vacation seemingly alludes to a sub rosa conspiracy to repurpose cultural/social/political movements for advancing an agenda. To infiltrate and hijack fifth column style, sabotage grassy knoll style. A kind of noir/pulp paranoia informs a sense of doomer dread and personal loss. On Vacation seems to mean almost undercover. What in your mind is the relationship between superstition, paranoia, magical thinking and the cutthroat “serious business”

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Interview with Joseph Harms, Round 2

MM) You don’t write for clout or status. This work is an unapproachable labor of love. Why is it important?

JH) While Ades and Baal on first glance might seem a bit dense, a bit unapproachable, it’s my hope that the hypothetical reader likely will fairly quickly become accustomed to the stylistic/formal choices, especially as both novels (and this is true for Cant and Wyrd as well) are absolutely traditional concerning plot,

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Ritual America (A Caged Bird Stands on the Grave of Dreams or ‘how I escaped the Worldwide Church of God’): Matthew Graham in Conversation with Chris Kelso – The Final Say

 

        MG – The sexual abuse in the church was related to Armstrong himself. My mom said she read about this after leaving the church but was still keeping tabs on them. After Armstrong died one of top members, Joseph Tkach, became the new leader. He wanted to make the church more mainstream and he started to disavow a lot of Armstrong’s teachings and interpretations.

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Ritual America (A Caged Bird Stands on the Grave of Dreams or ‘how I escaped the Worldwide Church of God’): Matthew Graham in Conversation with Chris Kelso – PART FOUR

Phobos –

WSC founder, Armstrong believed that mainstream Christian holidays had been blended with pagan beliefs which is why Matthew was denied any involvement in Christmas, Easter and Halloween festivities. Despite being trained in repression, more specifically a kind of retrieval-induced forgetting, Matthew claims to recall many sermons which have burned themselves into his naïve temporal indexes. 

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