Throughout his life, Alfred Jarry rarely held still. His is a body of work which defies easy classification, even in its more granular forms. As a writer alone, Jarry’s writings include fiction, plays, essays, and philosophy — and his work as a writer only accounts for a fraction of the art created in his 34 years on this planet.
In our morning reading: Ryan Chapman interviewed Téa Obreht, David James Keaton on pizza horror, and more.
In our morning reading: Ali Smith on J.G. Ballard, new writing by Aaron Burch, and much more.
We’re pretty excited about Ben Wheatley’s forthcoming adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise. Wheatley’s a filmmaker who can capture the moment where life turns from surreal to nightmarish, which is an essential quality when translating Ballard’s work to the screen. A new trailer has been released for the film; if the first one focused more on the idyllic setting of the film, this one shows the stresses behind it, and suggests the moment when it all begins to fall apart. You […]
Blake Butler revisits a J.G. Ballard classic, interviews with Roxane Gay and Leigh Stein, tracking down history in the Times Square subway station, and more.
Zadie Smith discusses J.G. Ballard, an excerpt from Wendy C. Ortiz’s memoir, an interview with William T. Vollmann, book recommendations from Emily Gould, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a host of J.G. Ballard tributes, when Patrick Hamilton inspires punk rock, new fiction from Bonnie Jo Campbell, and more.
This afternoon: a Kyle Minor playlist, Kim Gordon closes out PS1’s Mike Kelley retrospective, library zines, the state of punk in Philadelphia, and more.