Posted by Nick Curley Stephen Elliott and Eric Martin dropped a megaton truth bomb yesterday with the release of Donald, their fictional imagining of Donald Rumsfeld undergoing GITMO-style hospitality. It’s hot soup delivered by a ramshackle imprint of meth-addled high schoolers called McSweeney’s, and the industry’s best and brightest partied down last night in celebration of this lil’ opus. Photographed in style among them? One Juliet Linderman! Vol. 1 Brooklyn editor extraordinaire, resident estrogen supplier, and scribe of our #1 hit single Dick Watching. […]
“Antiwar activists, remember? These people have issues, subscriptions, and complete print runs that have been specially bound. All self-published, of course: they’re kind of market failures that walk, talk, and theoretically think.” Via RedState blogger Moe Lane, discussing Stephen Elliott and Eric Martin’s new book, Donald.
We’re conducting an independent survey to help cure Stephen Elliott’s blues. How many Vol. 1 readers have read “The Adderall Diaries”? Raise your hand.
The Atlantic remembers Solomon Burke. Celebrity treatment in a Chinese jail means that Xiaobo would be served individually served meals instead of “a portion of food cooked in a large pot for many prisoners.” Stephen Elliott on the San Francisco coffee wars. Andy Borowitz is doing two free live shows tonight. Here are the details from an e-mail he sent out: As a special thank-you to Borowitz Report readers, I’ve scheduled two last-minute free shows Tuesday night October 12 in […]
It’s a good day to be Stephen Elliott. According to the Observer, Perez Hilton (!?), and Elliott’s Twitter, James Franco has optioned The Adderall Diaries. Not only that, but yesterday the book came out in paperback.
Over that The Rumpus, a guy named Jason (great name) who is supposedly a Borders manager, explains how he plans to help his store sell even less books.
What makes a writer “underrated”? I’m only asking, because apparently several writers I really like are underrated, and I’m not exactly sure what this means. I’m working with a few scenarios here, because I feel like the writers below could easily be classified as “underrated,” considering that people I think of as “big names,” like Deborah Eisenberg, Stephen Elliott, and Sam Lipsyte are on the list. Example: if say, fifty people buy The Instructions by Adam Levin (god forbid), but […]
Criminal Class Review Vol. 3 is 175 pages of stories and poetry by familiar names like Stephen Elliott, Jim Goad, and a host of people who’ve appeared in numerous lit. journals and mags that I like. It’s sparse black & white layout makes the claim that it’s celebrating “the art of noir fiction” seem totally valid. Is it too late to submit this to The Faster Times literary magazine guide?