Brian Evenson signs his new book in blood
SOTC buddy Brian Evenson is very much in touch with the horror and violence that are pervasive in his novels, and his tastes tend to skew the same way--this is a guy who prefers Hammett to Chandler, for instance, because Chandler's too soft. Last Days, Evenson's most recent novel, was a hardboiled e ... More >>
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in Par ... More >>
We direct your jaundiced attention to the Wags Review, where several of our recent literary preoccupations--Wells Tower, Brian Evenson, Mark Greif, and David Eggers--stand for interviews or otherwise contribute fiction, etc., to the online-only magazine's first issue. Wag is for "Web-based magazine, ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla on the vicious, precocious, but oddly winsome bad-sex revenge fantasies of Lily Allen. Scott Foundas revisits Astral Weeks with Van Morrison. Cristina Black profiles self-taught learner Lissy Trullie. Tal Rosenberg visits with acoustic ef ... More >>
Sure, forcing food down ducks' gullets sounds harsh, but Sarah DiGregorio held her nose and went to a New York foie gras farm -- and reports that it wasn't so bad. "I don't think it's OK to cut the fin off a shark and throw it back into the water," she says. "If I had seen with my own eyes that Huds ... More >>
Talking magic and the morning after with a New York exile; The Brotherhood of Mutilation returns.
Tomes, Sweet Tomes