@Jaxonpool • Usher, PJ Harvey, and more • Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, Issue 563  #usher #pjharvey #djds #benwatt #wyvernlingo #andraday #fairchild #fidlar

violent_crawleyJaxonpool News with Violent Crawley: In the wake of his community conversations regarding the expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance, Mayor Lenny Curry said one week ago Friday that he doesn’t believe that any legislation regarding the issue “would be prudent.” Read more here.

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Artist’s rendering

Curry offered a different solution. In place of extending legal protection to the city’s roughly 40,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender citizens, he proposed that the city erect a striking but prudent piece of iconic statuary at the mouth of the St. Johns River, something likely to brand Jacksonville nationally and internationally.

Opting for a title calling to mind New York City’s Statue of Liberty, Curry has chosen to call his tourist attraction, The Statue of Intolerance. As he unveiled an artist’s rending, Curry gushed enthusiastically, “The world will finally notice us!!” The towering spectacular finger will be situated in the center of JaxPort, where it will greet the incoming Asian cargo ships carrying bumperless Toyotas.

On the statue’s base an inscription will read:

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Music from August’s List: Usher, PJ Harvey, DJDS, Ben Watt, Wyvern Lingo,
Andra Day, Fairchild, FIDLAR ⇓

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pic4 copyAugust’s List: Music videos uploaded within the previous two weeks. This site fundraises for the DLC Nurse & Learn in Murray Hill.  Watch & listen


panned“What I’ve Been Watching: BULL DURHAM” (Jan. 27). Panned Review, by Jacob Lusk. Film reviews by a Jacksonville movie-reviewing fiend and English teacher. Read

crip2“Flying Monkeys” (Feb. 1). Smart Ass Cripple, by Mike Ervin. Expressing pain through sarcasm since 2010. Voted the World’s Biggest Smart Ass by J.D. Power and Associates. Read

calvinsstory“At the bar with Lamar” (Feb. 4). Calvin’s Story, by Christy Shake. Epilepsy & beyond: a mother’s journal. A mother’s journal of the anguish, grief, joy, and triumph shared with her chronically ill son. Christy and Calvin live in Maine. Read

MaggieWorld “Same song, new lyrics” (Feb. 4). Maggie World, by Sally Coghlan McDonald. Normalizing the abnormal.   Read


OnTheBlink“Reading Bodies.” On the Blink, by Emily Michael. Considering how my light is spent. Blog posts, music reviews, and published articles from a blind writer, musician, and Jacksonville English instructor. Read


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The Sleep of Blue Moon Flowers by Fred Dale is currently available at Eat Words and on iTunes. It is part of a series of audio chapbooks focusing on northeast Florida poets. Read more about the series here. Your purchases through iTunes make future albums in the EAT series possible. This one was made possible in part by the support of the English Department of the University of North Florida. Contact: Mark Ari <mari@unf.edu>

p1 copy The Talon Review: Clawing at Craft (Fall, 2015). Stories and poems by Katie Cavanaugh, Alice Shinkos, Leonard Owens III,Jacquelyn Meisburg, Phillip Wenturine, Alonzo Byas, Richard Sell, Trevor Walsh, Gina Olson, Catherine Tatem, Stuart Dybek / Tyler Norris, Cassie Hottenstein, Sarah Boyko, Andres Fernandez-Morrell; The Talon Review


Mudlark, edited by Dr. William Slaughter. This is an electronic journal of poetry and poetics. Dr. Slaughter is Professor Emeritus of UNF’s English department. Read


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