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 P ... 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 wi ... 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 >>