I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx

TODAY IN NETWORK AWESOME MAGAZINE


by Jason Bigelow
Aug. 23, 2014
The son of documentary filmmaker Sol Korine, throughout the past decade, Harmony has achieved renown in independent film, music and art. He burst on the scene in 1995 - at the age of 22 - with his movie KIDS, which explored the lives of several New York City teenagers growing up in the age of AIDS. He followed this up with the equally controversial cult hits 'Gummo', 'Julien Donkeyboy' and 'Ken Park.' This collection follows his parallel short film career...
Jason D. Bigelow lives in Europe,where he is  currently watching 1000 films in a year and hunting Soundtracks: He can be found here: http://bloodmania.tumblr.com/archive

by Anthony Galli
Aug. 22, 2014

Memory Vague is the sound of the future lamenting its past.

Possibilities thwarted, opportunities squandered, potential wasted, connections missed.

Or…Memory Vague is the sound of the past mourning its future. A last look at all those things that never are meant to be.

Memory Vague bypasses the present altogether, constructing its identity with ghosts and fragments from glimpses of another age. It hints that it may launch into an unexpected celebration at any time, but reconsiders its position and, instead, mulls over its former glories and failures...

Anthony Galli currently lives in Athens, Georgia. He shares a birthday with his black cat, Magic, and they both claim Wings of Desire as their favorite film. Anthony has published two books of poetry, Amnesia for Insomniacs and Invisible Idiot.


by Susan Cohen
Aug. 21, 2014

Most of the time, in interviews and essays written about him to this day, you’ll see a recurring descriptor: The most talented person you’ve never heard of. Even if you have, it’s hard to pin McKuen down; in this collection, he switches from some kind of poor man’s Serge Gainsbourg to a performance partner of Johnny Cash to a full-on church leader.

On his television show, Cash gave his friend a number of labels, which can make for a McKuen crash course:

Poet: Although “not often the subject of academic inquiry,” according to the Poetry Foundation, McKuen has published more than two dozen collections of poetry. His reading of 1968’s Lonesome Cities won him that year’s Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording. And he was the best-selling poet of 1968, surpassing most of that year’s fiction. No big deal...

Susan Cohen decided to leave her career in journalism to go back to school — for journalism. She's still not sure if she made a mistake. Visit susanjcohen.com to learn more about her. 


by Lindsay Long
Aug. 19, 2014
The tale of a beautiful young girl who rose to superstardom in the adult entertainment industry...long before she was even legal! Born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1984, she was raised alongside three sisters in the small-town of Steubenville, Ohio. A victim of a broken home with an allegedly abusive father, Nora and her siblings left the Midwest behind, following their mother and her new boyfriend to Redondo Beach, California. This move played a crucial role in the reinvention of a Midwestern gal to the most notorious teen porn queen of all time.

Taking a turn that sounds more like a plot to one of her films, Nora dropped out of highschool at fifteen and shacked up with her mother’s now ex-boyfriend. Assuming false identity, Nora and her ‘stepfather’ began approaching nude modeling agencies, landing a gig with...
Currently holdin’ it down in the dirty south city of Atlanta, Network Awesome contributor Lindsay can be found frequenting house parties, punk rock shows, seedy thrift stores, or glued to her computer screen unearthing the endless gems today's internet offers. A self-proclaimed fan of all things vintage, including the nudie mags of yesteryear, she possesses an insatiable appetite for anything visually mind-blowing or just totally tasteless. Notorious B.I.G. sums her up best with a line from ‘Gimme the Loot': ”Dangerous. Crazier than a bag of f*@#$%g angel dust.”

by Chris Sutton
Aug. 18, 2014
I can definitely say, without a shred of shame, that this was my favorite for at least one whole summer. Being a little kid that went to the movie theatre quite a bit was great because the mid 80's were chock full of amazing movies that were tailor made for my often drifting prepubescent mind. Goonies, Explorers, Last Starfighter, and Flight of the Navigator are just a few of the films from this period that successfully nitro injected the idea into sugar-addled children that behind every corner or under any rock there was the possibility of a fantastical adventure leading to some type of introspective ephiphane that guides them personal redemption or riches. Space Camp, released in 1986, is no different thematically, but what seperates this film from the rest of the fold is that, to my adolescent brain and others, the fantasy presented seemed very attainable. Space Camp was a REAL THING that exists in a REAL place! You could actually send an application to NASA and with any luck, and unfortunately for my family, a lot of money, you just might end up befriending a sentient robot and accidentally being jettisoned into space! Watching Space Camp is also nostalgically significant to me because it is the first crush I can remember having on a girl. The incomparable Lea Thompson was at the height of her goody girl powers at this time and her cute-with-a-slice-of-sexy farmgirl charisma dominated the screen in her roles for classics like Back To The Future and Howard The Duck. This burning infatuation, coupled with space travel and the fact that these amazing events were happening to people my age, was very intoxicating and inspiring to a young impressionable nerd...
Chris Sutton is a musician, writer, and artist who currently lives in Portland OR, and grew up in Olympia, WA. He plays or has played with numerous musical acts including Gossip, The Dirtbombs, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Spider & The Webs, Chain & The Gang, & Hornet Leg. Chris has been so obsessed with records over his life that he writes a vinyl collecting memoir/blog called Record Lections on Instagram and he is often seen Djing his new discoveries in local bars or posting mixes on SoundCloud or Mixcloud. He is also a big fan of visual art with a special passion for African American folk art, Impressionism, European New Wave cinema, and most eras of television. Most of the books he reads, whether fact or fiction, usually have drawings in them. Chris's best friends are his faithful rat terriers Juju and Queenie.