TheScreamOnline’s debut issue (June 2001) garnered an outstanding global exposure and the accolades are still coming in. Thanks to all of you that logged on and made the first issue such a success. We will continue to offer you, on a bimonthly basis, a cornucopia of talent from the worlds of art, photography, and literature, with occasional dabblings in humor and the strange and bizarre. And speaking of humor, in response to many requests, the cartoon page is now an actual category unto itself, and not hidden (Do you mean to say you could not find it in the last issue? It was there!). The Past Issues Archives link provides direct access to all previous issues so that at any time you can always go back and reread favorite articles or simply catch up on issues missed. So, as we said last time, let’s get started....

ART
This month we feature Danny Kaplan's massive 75-painting version of the Periodic Table, entitled “Better Chemistry Through Living.”

Estelle Bedard Prigmore is an 87-year-old woman of Iroquois descent. At age 70 she went to the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and spent three years studying, among other things, sculpture in clay. Her busts of American Indians are revealed here for the first time.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Veteran trumpeter Al Stewart has played in the Big Bands of Louis Prima, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnet, Billy May, Herbie Fields, Lucky Millinder, Freddie Martin, Elliot Lawrence, and others; has played or recorded with such greats as Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett, Della Reese, Lena Horne, Harry Bellafonte; and has played a great number of Broadway shows. Second only to his horn is his camera, with which he has recorded his career in music in a compelling collection called “View from the Bandstand.”

TheScreamOnline is very proud to present a new photographer/artist, Joanne Warfield, who—in a very short amount of time—has accumulated awards and honors for her innovative work. Having been a private gallery owner for 30 years, she herself is now the driving creative force behind a very impressive and unique body of work, and we’re sure you will agree.

The June issue featured images by—and articles about—Master photographer William Mortensen. Larry Lytle’s “The William Mortensen Story, Part I” provided biographical background and a discussion on how the purists (Ansel Adams and the Group f/64) turned a cold shoulder on a man who was very much ahead of his time. In “Part II” Mr. Lytle continues with an analysis of the Work itself. Also included are more stunning Mortensen portraits from the collection of protégé Robert Balcomb, whose own work was featured in the June issue.

FILM
In “19 Peel Street,”award-winning animator/technical director Stephan Kozak intertwines reality and fantasy in this most unique 3-minute Quicktime trip through the imagination.

EDITORIAL
Editor and chief ranter Stuart Vail sinks his barbs into the conspicuous consumptive tastes of those that drive mountains of steel and whose inhalant-of-choice is half an acre of burning Havana real estate in “Hummers and Cigars.”

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Adult film star Kay Taylor Parker divulges her personal path of healing in a chapter from her new book, TABOO: Sacred, Don’t Touch (An Autobiographical Journey Spanning Six-Thousand Years). As the back cover notes say, “Sometimes you have to go back whence you came to remember what you came here for.”

ESSAYS
Mr. Vail explores the possibility of a genetic difference between “Artists and the Rest of the World.” Doesn’t every household have Strathmore paper, Grumbacher oils, sable brushes, turpentine, India inks, technical pens, T-squares, Luxo-lamps, and shelf after shelf of books, books, books? Also, more solecistic nit-picking of our use and misuse of the English language in “Well, basically....

Our resident English professor, John Kilgore, suggests that students “despise the way we substitute tame toothless pseudo-poems for the real thing, or turn real poems into pseudo-poems with our half-baked readings...” in “Why Teachers Can't Read Poetry.”

POETRY
Quadruple-threat poet/author/publisher/photographer Allan Porter was every bit a part of the original “beat scene” in 1950’s New York as were such luminaries as Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. Here we serve up the actual poetry he read at the Seven Arts coffee shop on the corner of 43rd and 9th, half a century ago.

Since 1975 John Guzlowski has been writing poetry about the Holocaust experiences of his parents in a project titled “Language of Mules.” How their lives were affected at the hands of the Nazis is poignantly—and sometimes horrifyingly—revealed in this most moving body of work.

View Poet Index for access to all poets in every issue.

FICTION
In “Madonna of the Rocket,” by John Kilgore, the seeds of a super race are sent to the stars and back: a futuristic parable that transcends technology and spans the centuries, yet speaks to the very simple human element in all of us.

EPIPHANIES
A fleeting encounter with a flock of Canadian geese left Mr. Vail questioning what is real and what is not in “Reflections of Truth.”

CARTOONS
As we said, the June cartoon page was hidden—we made you work for it, and not all of you were able to find it. So, here is the August humor, “in-your-face” and rearin’ to go.

THE STRANGE & BIZARRE
Imagine that, instead of being sentenced to 25 years of hard labor in a Siberian prison, you could choose to live and work for five years in a secret underground city, complete with stores stocked with the best food, drink, clothing, and jewelry one could buy. Did we mention that you would also have to process plutonium and may not live beyond the five years? Read the true story about Russia’s Chelyabinsk-40. Boodte zdorovy!

Also, a bird that has a date with a fastball. The film clip is strange enough, but a complaint from the Animal Rights people put this way beyond bizarre.

BOOKS
Want some suggestions for good reading? Check out TheScreamOnline Bookshelf.

FAVORITE LINKS
Wonder where TheScreamOnline crew surfs during downtime? Click here to view our favorite places.

ARTISTS & WRITERS INDEX
View an alphabetical list of TheScreamOnline talent with links to all articles in every issue.

SPLASH PAGE GALLERY
Each new issue of TheScreamOnline brings a new splash page—the page you first see when entering the site. We have received so many compliments about the artwork that we decided to create a “Splash Page Gallery.”

“Beat the snakes closest to you.” — William Reese

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The Fine Print

Editor-in-Chief:
Stuart Vail

Contributing Artists & Writers:
John Guzlowski
Danny Kaplan
John Kilgore
Stephan Kozak
Larry Lytle
Kay Taylor Parker
Allan Porter
Estelle Bedard Prigmore
Al Stewart
Stuart Vail
Joanne Warfield

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Creative Consultant: Joanne Warfield

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