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Read online E! Entertainment.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC E! Entertainment E ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities the privileged dramas of MTV s The Hills and Bravo s Real Housewives the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest members of our televised demimonde from the vacant bedrooms of the Playboy Mansion to the modern gothic of Kim Kardashian s fairytale wedding rendering a fabulous fallen world in a language of diamond studded lavishness .

Durbin elevates petty O C arguments between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag to the status of serious literature Nylon Magazine .

Durbin calls attention to the female character tropes and formulaic narratives that so frequently make up reality TV shows cattiness competition amongst women archetypes for female friendships etcetera But far from the snark of most tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs Durbin considers these women with respect taking them seriously Bitch Magazine .

Kate Durbin is pop culture s stenographer E Entertainment ingeniously peers inside the television static revealing the many fictions that make up our reality and the many realities which make up our fictions It s also a lot of fun to read I love it Heidi Montag star of MTV s The Hills .

Since it s clear that ours is a Golden Age of TV it makes perfect sense that it might be a perfect moment for some Golden Age type writing on reality television Boom That s what you get in Durbin s yummy delve into housewives sexy sirens lonesome doomed doves and other boys and girls behaving badly but always with a sense of power Jerry Saltz senior art critic New York Magazine by Kate Durbin

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E! Entertainment
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Kept Women is the final chapbook of Los Angeles writer and artist Kate Durbin It is a poem tour of the Playboy mansion a search for the missing bodies of Hugh Hefner s former girlfriends br br The newest chapbook from Los Angeles based Insert Blanc Press s PARROT series this book is only pages long but like all of Durbin s work it is thoroughly Hollywood and completely feminist In an eerie real estate catalog meets fairy tale voice the poems describe the Playboy mansion in exhausting detail though never directly reference the infamous bunnies or Hef creating a complex commentary on the objectifying Hefner franchise br br i Ms Magazine i Best Poetry Books of br br Kept Women is in no way an overt reference to any film of Kubrick s but it does operate atop a structuring absence in the same way Kubrick s films do But Durbin writes about something specific in Kept Women that the text does not obscure The house being toured is the Playboy Mansion The sinister territory into which I wandered as a reviewer was not to spite the role the Playboy Mansion plays in the book it reinforced it Kate Durbin is an artist on par with Kubrick and she is skilled enough to create the kind of vessels that those who regard her work as readers and viewers and tumblrers can fill with the full scale of their fear repulsion and fascination If one is not prepared to face those feelings they can overwhelm br br Kari Larsen i Anobium i, Christianity or cuisine cinema or sex manuals Eros or Thanatos Artaud or Marilyn Monroe Marry or suture or eat all of them and you are close to Ravenous A brutal tour de force br b Juan Felipe Herrera b author of i Half of the World in Light i br br Durbin s debut volume sizzles Throughout this deeply feminist groundbreaking collection she employs both the elemental forces of her intellect and a vigorous intensity of startling imagery to implode or explode conventional notions of sexuality and womanhood br b Maurya Simon b author of i Cartographies i br br Durbin writes first rate traditional lyric poems while at other times she writes poems that push the limits of the avant garde and most amazingly at other times she makes a loving marriage of the two This is an exceptional debut by a young poet burning with talent br b Thomas Lux b author of i God Particles i br br Black Goat is an independent poetry imprint of Akashic Books created and curated by award winning Nigerian author Chris Abani author of i Becoming Abigail i and i Song for Night i Black Goat is committed to publishing well crafted poetry with a focus on experimental or thematically challenging work The series aims to create a proportional representation of female poets and non American poets particularly poets from Africa br br Little Red Riding Hood Jezebel Catherine Breillat s Fat Girl Marilyn Monroe Amelia Earhart Pier Paolo Pasolini s Christ these are only a few of the archetypal and pop cultural characters that populate Kate Durbin s strange and mesmerizing coming of age poetry collection i The Ravenous Audience i br, A limited edition catalog for Matt Momchilov s show of the same name at Unspeakable Projects Features writing from Leon Baham Kate Durbin Ben Fama Rohin Guha Tim Jones Yelvington Niina Pollari and M Kitchell as well as the artwork from the show br br a href http www birdsoflace org chapbooks rel nofollow Available here a, EP br br In EP the conference Affect amp Audience in the Digital Age is documented through dialogues between six participants em Affect amp Audience in the Digital Age em is a Crossdisciplinary Research Cluster funded by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington br br Excerpt br br em From database aesthetics to online communities to crowdsourced projects our invited guests interrogated the relationship of their own work to our titular keywords Affect amp Audience in the Digital Age This one day symposium on scholarly pedagogical curatorial and creative practices that attend to the digitally mediated character of contemporary poetry was an initial foray into what has become an ongoing collaborative workgroup exploring the intersection of poetry performance and public scholarship We chose panelists whose work defies stereotypes of such data driven or digitally mediated writing as authorless emotionless and anti lyrical In their work we sense the powerful feelings upon which Wordsworth built his poetics even if the source of these feelings is not the emotion recollected in tranquility with which such writing is traditionally associated em br from Amaranth Borsuk s introduction