In our weekend reading: interviews with Stephen Graham Jones and Allegra Hyde, “Videodrome” turns 40, and more.
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.