A Guy on Girls: Cocaine Technique, Oblique Critique, and the Return of Duncan Sheik! (S2/E3, “Bad Friend”)

This week marked a departure from last week’s climax, in which Adam behaved like a sociopathic toddler before being hauled off in cuffs for an unpaid urination citation. The insanity of that moment was not in him as some potential murderer. The true fear and horror in that moment is watching someone be told that they are no longer desired. How do you cleanse the palate and issue hearty doses of mirth? Four blessed words: guest star Jon Glaser.

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Bites: Bolaño and Borges, Nin on LSD, Nick Cave Photoshopped, the Greatest Metal Tour EVER, and More

I’ve loved just about every installment of “What Bolaño Read” over at MobyLives.  Today, the late Chilean writers fondness for Jorge Luis Borges. Lit. Anais Nin on LSD’s value at Arthur. I only wished people had had time to study drugs as they studied religion or philosophy and to adapt to this chemical alteration of our bodies. Token magical realism “seems not just forced, but fashionable” says Alastair Harper of the Guardian. Go on over to My Old Kentucky Blog, […]

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Bites: The only good Michael Jackson tribute, Philp Roth the new king of pop, visualizing Bolano, and more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FdrFrlGZVs&hl=en&fs=1&]And the best tribute to the late Michael Jackson goes to…WFMU! Philip Roth, the dance single “Thirteen microfilm reels of Nabokov’s now-public papers at the Library of Congress include notes on Lolita.” (From Maud Nelson) NPR says that non-fiction can be just as exciting as fiction for your summer reads, and makes my history degree seem a little bit more worth the trouble. Thanks. I was excited when I clicked the Litkicks link to “Bolano’s Savage Detectives visualized“, and really […]

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