April 14th, 2007

Formal Issue 2, One Should Be Sleeping

Issue 2 is a slight misnomer as many posts have been made since the magazine went live on Halloween 2005. However, I wanted to post collectively for this one time and will continue to post throughout the spring and summer. Another formal issue will be out in the summer.

Issue 2 was edited with a one-inch gash in the bottom of my foot, over three cups of cold coffee, in the early morning hours of April 14, 2007. I was listening to The Pernice Brothers, Jackson C. Frank and generally melancholy music all night.

Issue 2 contains the following work:

~My new editorial about growing up music-challenged in Philly~

~Madame Talbot's Victorian Era Dead~~Athanasius Kircher & the Cabinet of Curiosity~~Hoarding, writing & objects by G.L. Ford~~

~Sunny Buick's Paintings & Tattoos~~Review of Kiiiii by Diana Slampyak~

~Magnet 659, a short story by Sadie Worth~~Poetry by Aaron Tieger~

~Poetry by Catherine Daly~~Paintings by Tim Lane~Poetry by William Watkin~

Scroll down on the home page to link to any of the above pieces.

~ April 14th ~

~ Lincoln is assassinated ~ April 14, 1865 ~

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, on Sinking Spring Farm, in Nolin Creek, three miles south of Hodgenville, Kentucky.

On November 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.

He served a paradoxical and embattled presidency during the Civil War and is one of the most intriguing political figures in United States history.

"There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite." Herndon's Life of Lincoln by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik (Da Capo Press, New York, 1983), p. 354.

~ Titanic sinks ~

~ The RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg ~ April 14, 1912~

The oceanliner's disaster led to the convening of the first International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea in London, on November 12, 1913. A treaty was signed on January 30, 1914 that resulted in the formation and international funding of the International Ice Patrol. The treaty was slated to go into effect on July 1, 1915, but World War I sidelined its inauguration.

"I am King of the World!"

~RCA demonstrates its new electron microscope in Philadelphia ~

~April 14, 1940 ~

~NYC subway fares jump from 5¢ to 10¢.

~April 14, 1948~