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Books and Movies

THE ABSOLUTION OF ROBERTO ACESTES LAING “A strong contender for novel of the year.” –3:AM Magazine Thank you to Flavorwire for including Laing as one of the best indie books of 2014. The second trailer for the Laing novel is … Continue reading

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Phrase-Making

“You might also be stopped in your tracks by phrase-making I doubt could have been produced by anyone else on earth.” A belated thank you to Greil Marcus for this, about A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, which originally appeared (the … Continue reading

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The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing

An update, here.

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All Roads Lead to the Present

A few years ago I wrote a doomed but sort of fun column over at The Oxford American called “Panel Busting.” One installment looked at a few nineteenth-century cartoons and their relationship to the development of early cinema and since … Continue reading

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BOMB Magazine interview

Interview at BOMB (cf. knife fight) over here.

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2666 Revisited

Reading Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 again (and yet again, eternally it seems, which is a sort of beautiful curse, or a curse that has no end) and there is a terror, a real terror, to certain lines, and not because of … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Requiem Project

Back in 2010 I launched the Requiem 102 project, inviting theorists, writers, and artists in an exploration of Darren Aronofsky’s film Requiem for a Dream (2000). Here it is, and here is the introduction to the project. Each of the … Continue reading

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