In our weekend reading: Paul Goldberg on a classic by Jaroslav Hašek, an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, and more.
“A Dark Dream Pregnant With Horror”: A Review of “Albina and the Dog-Men”
Alejandro Jodorowsky is as good with words as he is with images. His psychomagical storytelling always translates into a surreal experience where folklore and mysticism crash into each other to create a new thing. In Albina and the Dog-Men, released earlier this year by Restless Books, the author/director/screenwriter/poet/musician/actor/etcetera creates a violent, hypersexual mythology to explore magic, beauty, desire, and the nature of relationships. The result is a maelstrom of fantastic visions, a celebration of language in its most bizarre forms, […]
Morning Bites: Tommy Pico’s “IRL,” Lynn Steger Strong on Virginia Woolf, Idra Novey, and More
In our morning reading: news of Tommy Pico’s book, new nonfiction from Lynn Steger Strong, talking with Brian Eno, and more.
Afternoon Bites: xTx’s Latest, Jodorowsky Interviewed, Roz Chast’s Painted Eggs, Alan Moore’s Next Novel, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky, a review of xTx’s new book, news of Alan Moore’s next book, Roz Chast’s paintings on eggs, and more.
Morning Bites: Talking “God Help the Girl,” Patricia Lockwood, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Writings, and More
Talking film with Stuart Murdoch, new writing from Nina McConigley and Lola Pelligrino, Patricia Lockwood’s food diary, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s writings in light of his films, and much more.
Weekend Bites: A Jodorowsky Excerpt, Helen DeWitt, David Byrne on Film, Pulp, and More
An excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s forthcoming book, new writing from Helen DeWitt and Zachary Lipez, Rosie Schaap on apertifs, notes on Pulp’s movie, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Gabrielle Bell, Lower’s Latest, Norman Lock Interviewed, Jenny Zhang’s Chapbook, and More
Gabrielle Bell discusses her new collection, interviews with Norman Lock and LeVar Burton, The Antlers on their literary influences, new writing from Jenny Zhang, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Emma Straub’s Latest, Lorin Stein, The End of Love Letters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and More
For your Friday reading: a pair of reviews of Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, Jami Attenberg on love letters, Maura Johnston on radio, Lorin Stein interviewed, and much more.