I put my headphones on and began to watch a hirsute man, probably early 40s, receive oral sex from a thin-lipped woman of commensurate age. The byline in block letters read, “BJ From the Wife.”
It’s no wonder that David Lynch made two of his best films when he adapted Barry Gifford's Wild at Heart and then asked him to cowrite the script for Lost Highway.
A master of the short story, Beattie first gained recognition with Chilly Scenes of Winter and Distortions. She scathingly shredded on yuppies way before the rest of America blamed them for everything.
Simon Crump was born in Leicestershire. After crawling out of the middle of the Midlands he found himself being an internationally exhibited artist and lecturing in fine art and photography.
Anybody who cares about the state of the world and what happens to people when disease and wars happen should read World War Z by Max Brooks. It’s a fictional oral history of “the zombie war.”
CM3 (as he likes to be called, which is kind of dumb) is one of the top “weirdos” in the “bizarro” fiction “world.”
Blake is one of the most observant, meticulous authors we know, and he specializes in writing biographies of other writers—a very tricky thing to do well.
Lisa Carver is the creator of Rollerderby, which, according to a poll we just conducted of the Vice editorial staff, remains to this day the single greatest zine ever made.
In a perfect world everyone’s grandfather would be a kindly yet razor-sharp old goof just like Ivor Cutler (and we’d also be able to fly).
Harold Bloom is the preeminent literary critic in the world, and as such he is perhaps the last of a dying breed.