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      By Blake Butler May 30, 2014

      America Needs Alzheimer’s Funding Now

      While the National Institute of Health spends $3 billion a year on AIDS research, and nearly $4.9 billion on cancer, for Alzheimer's it spends only $500 million, an enormous drop off for an illness that is already widespread and growing rapidly.

      By Blake Butler May 30, 2014
      By Blake Butler May 22, 2014

      Joe Wenderoth Cannot Be Vanquished

      Wenderoth's newest book, If I Don't Breathe How Do I Sleep, is a dark and peculiar volume you might keep in the same drawer with your Faces of Death tapes and the Flowers of Evil. I talked to him about his new poetry collection and th…

      By Blake Butler May 22, 2014
      By Blake Butler Apr 23, 2014

      Some Books Can Watch You Read Them

      Do you ever get the feeling you're being watched? Sometimes, when I'm sitting there in front of the computer, naked for whatever reason, I see the eye of the camera and the wires leading out of my house, and wonder whether or not someone is recording me f…

      By Blake Butler Apr 23, 2014
      By Blake Butler Apr 16, 2014

      Owning Porno Used to Mean Something, Damnit

      The internet really changed the way people masturbate. Today, if you want to see someone naked you just press the buttons and poof, there's a boob. But as a teenager I remember thinking of pictures of naked women as a kind of secret relic, something you h…

      By Blake Butler Apr 16, 2014