Ben is Dead, Summer 1993

Includes an interview with Burroughs, “Q&A w/W.S.B.”, by Mark Ewert (Burroughs' final lover), pp. 79-80.  A Burroughs quote also can be located at the bottom of page 21.

Published in Hollywood, CA. by Ben is Dead in Summer of 1993.

Bibliographic Information: 

  • Shoaf IV.167
  • Schottlaender v4.C626
  • Raven 19930700BIDE.0.0, b3
  • Mark Ewert:
    • "Would You Kiss Me?" (essay on Mark Gonzalez, skateboarder)
    • "Q & A w/ W.S.B." (interview with Burroughs)
    • book reviews
  • Michael Carr:
    • "FUCKed!" (on LAPD raid on Club FUCK, L.A.)
    • "Communicable Diseases: Infecting the Established Media" (interview with Douglas Rushkoff)
    • "General Magic: Corporate Polygamy Spawning Illusory Technology Destined to Change Our Lives" (essay)
  • Darby:
    • "The Jane Pratt Experience" (on Jane Pratt)
    • "Dining on Planet Earth: Kerin and Darby meet Duran Duran" (interview)
    • "Slug" (interview)
    • "The Zine Revolution: Is Factsheet Five Still It's [sic] Definitive Guide?" (interview with R. Seth Friedman)
    • "Hating Band Names" (essay)
    • music reviews
  • Kerin, Darby, and Peter: "Skatenigs" (interview)
  • Darby and Destiny Itano: "Destinys Trip" (essay)
  • Reverend Al Cacophony: "T-Shirt Lexicology of the Extreme Right" (essay)
  • Saint Teresa Stone & Paul Iannone: "Street Postering: Alternative Communication & Social Oppression" (interviews with Chris Crass, Bob Z., Robbie Conal, Frank Kozik)
  • Paul Iannone:
    • "Sound" (essay)
    • "Smell" (essay)
    • "Sixth Sense" (essay)
    • "Touch" (essay)
    • "Taste" (essay)
    • "Speech" (essay)
    • "'%&*#@!'" The Xit on Xex Xlang" (essay on sex slang)
  • Dave Ehrlich: "Fastbacks" (interview)
  • Kevin Morataya: "Music Conventions: Right on Key or in Need of Tuning?" (essay)
  • Nina Dentata:
    • "The Future Fix: Psychicholics Anonymous" (on psychics)
    • "No Means No: English Made Simple for Rapists and Other Morons" (essay)
  • John Lewis and Rich Amtower: "Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted: A Conversation with Ian Reed" (interview)
  • unknown:
    • "Offworld: Part Two: Getting Busted" (on an FBI bust of the Offworld BBS)
    • "Perpetual Cyber Jack-Off" (interview with Mark Frauenfelder, Lisa Palac, and R.U. Sirius)
  • Cliff Thurber: "Beyond the Valley of the Home Shopping Dolls" (essay)
  • Ethan Port: "Telephone Voice BBS Systems" (essay)
  • Elizabeth M. Reid: "Electropolis: Communication and Community on Internet Relay Chat" (essay)
  • Don Lewis: "The Backpack Loudspeaker: Louder than God" (interview with Seemen)
  • Kitty Lu Kemia (Michael Carr): "What You Say?" (essay on sex slang)
  • Michelle Anderson: comics reviews
  • Carla Bozulich and Dame Darcy: "The Sparkle Jewel" (poetry, prose, drawings)
  • Alan Anderson: "Copyright Law: Reproductive Rights in the Electronic Age" (essay)
Publishing Information:
  • Editor: Darby
  • Publisher: Darby
  • Layout: Darby
  • Assistant Editor: Kerin Morataya, Michael Carr
  • Artist: Don Lewis
  • Cover: Scott Urlich