Sunday, June 06, 2004


Some new reading material for ya'll:

Junichi Semitsu's The Pnut House.
I've known Junichi for over 10 years now (damn!) and he is, without question, one of the most naturally gifted comic talents I know. But besides being funny as hell, he's also shouldered the weight of taking over the late June Jordan's long-running Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley as well as teaching classes on race and the law at Boalt Law School. His Pnut House blog already opens up nicely with a run-down for Junichi's brush with reality show fame (dude - you should holler at Nina Diva and collabo, for real) as well as political cartoons he's feeling.

Tom Tompkins' Extreme Measures
I've known Tommy for probably about 10 years as well (damn!) since he's been my editor at the SF Bay Guadian. He also writes as much as he edits though, with an on-again, off-again arts column at the Guardian, not to mention weekly music reviews or features. Now he's blogging, writing about everything from his years as a cabbie in S.F., to the strange life of a critic to his heady days as a cultural revolutionary from the L.I.

B. Ruby Rich
Ok, so Ruby doesn't have a blog...but she ought to. Not only is she one of the most incisive critics on film and politics I know, but she can also be gut-bustingly witty. Read this recent, massive diary she kept about her experience at the Cannes Film Festival. She's got blogger-in-training written all over her. Go for it, B!