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      By Blake Butler Dec 5, 2014

      A Roller Coaster Designed to Kill People

      Artist Julijonas Urbonas designed something called the Euthanasia Coaster—a roller coaster that would hypothetically go so fast that the rider would die. I got in touch with him to learn more about the ride and see if he's afraid of death.

      By Blake Butler Dec 5, 2014
      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