ANNOUNCEMENT: April 8, 2008 - The Realist has been awarded an "Official Honoree" for the 2008 Webby Awards. Category is for Best Copy/Writing (link) Other Honorees in this category include The Huffington Post, New York Observer, CNN, Nerve, Refinery 29, Drexel University's The Smart Set, Time, About.com, and Truthdig. Finalists for the award (link) include The New York Times, Slate, Wired, and The Design Observer. Quite a good feeling to be included on this fine list. Congratulations to Paul Krassner and The Realist!
Hello and Welcome to THE REALIST ARCHIVE PROJECT
an authorized and complete republishing of all 146 issues of Paul Krassner's Classic and Uncompromising The Realist Magazine
Four issues posted a month until the archive is complete.
Archive now holds thirty-nine full issues
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are new to The Realist Archive, then you will want to also visit these two previous front pages: page one which covers archive posts from June through November 2007, and page two which covers December posts. Both contain numerous notes and artwork on over twenty-five issues of The Realist, along with two supplements.
PARTIAL LIST OF PREVIOUS HIGHLIGHTS: 1964's "Discrimination in the Etiquette of Sweat", 1970's "Charles Manson Was My Bunkmate", G Legman on Scientology (1950,1963), Ken Kesey on Corn Starch (1971), Lenny Bruce Arrested (1963), The 1967 Disneyland Memorial Orgy, The 1963 Fuck Communism Poster, Yippies Going to Chicago (1968), Andy Warhol's Mr Stompanato (1966), Richard Pryor's Uncle Sam Wants You Dead, Nigger (1971), and The U.S. Government vs Abbie Hoffman's Shirt (1968). Also: Impolite Interviews with Woody Allen (1965), Joseph Heller (1962), and Hugh Hefner (1961). Much More. Be sure to use the pull-down menu directly above to access any particular issue - And of course, Welcome to the archive. Scroll down for this month's new issues. Thanks.
NEW FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2008:
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Previously in the archive:
NEW FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2008:
Issue No. 8 - Double Issue No. 24/25 - Issue No. 76
first issue posted to the archive from the second run of the series, Issue No. 122
- Partial list of HIGHLIGHTS for this month: -
The original 1959 printing of Robert Anton Wilson's
THE SEMANTICS OF GOD
Abbie Hoffman on HOW I LOST THE WAR
P.K.: Reasons, Let Us Come Together
SEGREGATION: College Teacher in Mississippi (1962)
Politics: LENNY BRUCE ON THE GREAT DEBATE
and from the first issue posted from the second run:
CLINTON'S COCAINE CONNECTION (1993)
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Thank you, Archive returns Tuesday April 1st.
Previously in the archive:
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2008:
Issue No. 9 - Issue No. 40 - Issue No. 75
& Issue No.85, aka the Monthly Issues Set
FEBRUARY'S OTHER MAIN ITEM:
- FEBRUARY'S MAIN ITEM -
Title of article says it all, from 1959, Announcing:
by Harry Kursh, Realist Issue No. 9
You can almost hear the sound of the 50s screeching to a loud broken halt at the very sound of the headline. The Birth Control WHAT? There's some historic risky stuff in The Realist, and here is one of the big ones. Written in 1959, and a year before the pill was legal, this is not only a report on the pill itself - it is also instructions on how to take pills for self-administering at home, provided one could score them from Puerto Rico. A key early issue. Other surprises. CLICK TO READ
- In Memory -
with P.K., from The Realist Issue No. 40
CLICK TO READ
- SIX ISSUES IN ONE -
The Realist MONTHLY ISSUES SET
Referred collectively as Issue No. 85, these were produced as six separate and unnumbered four page sheets over the course of seven months, 1968-69
This group of issues has some really great pieces, including:
CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE SIX ISSUE SET
- AND FINALLY -
CASE HISTORY OF THE MANCHESTER CAPER
FROM ISSUE NUMBER 75
This is what we are calling
The Postgame Report for the GREAT LBJ/KENNEDY NECK SEX HOAX
(i.e. THE PARTS LEFT OUT OF THE KENNEDY BOOK)
HERE YOU WILL READ
ONE OF THE BEST ISSUES EVER WRITTEN
A WELL PLAYED POLITICAL PRANK
OR WAS IT REALLY TRUE ? ? ? ?
Reader response to accounts of Presidential Neck Sex - The burdon of finding a printer for the issue - Texas Libraries returning the issue marked as obscene! - Manchester himself (possibly) confronting Krassner on the phone - OTHER TRULY GREAT MOMENTS - Pages and Pages
CLICK TO READ
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