In our morning reading: an interview with Angel Bat Dawid, fiction by Dolan Morgan, and more.
A Prince in his Native Land (On Cronenberg’s “Transfer”): Chris Kelso In Conversation With Stephen Bissette
“I can observe my own body cut open, without suffering!… I see myself all the way down to my entrails; a new mirror stage… I can see to the heart of my lover; his splendid design has nothing to do with sickly sentimentalities… Darling, I love your spleen; I love your liver; I adore your pancreas, and the line of your femur excites me.”
–(from Orlan’s Carnal Art manifesto)
Fresh off the heels of selling his own kidney stones in a 24-hour auction, David Cronenberg teased fans with a tantalising soundbite regarding his upcoming film, Crimes of the Future:
“I cannot say much, obviously, but if people thought Crash was divisive back in 1996, this is going to create way more chaos and controversy for sure.”
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Angel Olsen’s new record, an interview with David Cronenberg, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Matt Bell Excerpted, Joy Williams, July Reading Suggestions, J.G. Ballard, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Matt Bell’s new book, thoughts on Elle Nash’s short fiction, and more.
Morning Bites: Téa Obreht Interviewed, Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein, J.G. Ballard On Film, Pizza and Horror, and More
In our morning reading: Ryan Chapman interviewed Téa Obreht, David James Keaton on pizza horror, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mohsin Hamid, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Ben Lerner and Silence, Prince in the 1980s, and More
In our Monday afternoon reading: notes on books by Mohsin Hamid, Kathy Acker, and Ben Lerner; thoughts on listening to Prince in the 1980s; an interview with David Cronenberg; and more.
Morning Bites: Chris Ofili, A “Pen & Ink” Excerpt, David Cronenberg Interviewed, Wendy C. Ortiz, and More
Chris Ofili talked with Calvin Tomkins, Nobel Prize odds for writers, an excerpt from Pen & Ink, talking books with David Cronenberg, Brooklyn Book Festival attendees, and more.
Morning Bites: Cronenberg’s DeLillo, Publication Studio, Jesmyn Ward, Letters to Don Draper, and More
When David Cronenberg met Don DeLillo: Death and Taxes looks at the trailer for Cosmopolis. Plans tonight? Go to Printed Matter (195 10th Avenue, NY, NY, 10011) to see Diana Balmori in conversation with Publication Studio co-founder Matthew Stadler. The event is free and open to the public. Jesmyn Ward talks to Jacket Copy. “Like any long project, writing a book has ups and downs. Sometimes the words would flow easily, some days it was a real struggle.” – Rob […]