Gary Indiana

  • It’s a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer

    I often speculated that the Bikini Killings were a twisted, homoerotic death ritual triggered by amphetamine psychosis. I wanted to suggest this to the Bombay police, but since I was on speed myself, I decided that wasn't the best idea.

  • Reptile Commanders from Planet Debby

    For anyone cognizant of Vladimir Putin's backstory, his intrusion on the Syria matter has been one of those paradoxical demonstrations that "a stopped clock is right twice a day."

  • New York to Bloomberg: Drop Dead

    At the time of writing, Bill de Blasio has gleaned 40.2 percent of the vote in the New York Democratic mayoral primary. The other candidates fizzled out big time.

  • September Bloodbath

    The $53 billion intelligence budget, with costs of "controlled intervention", and costs of the US military actions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, etc could send underprivileged children in the US through 4 years of a fucking Ivy League university.

  • Romanian Notes

    In Bucharest, the psychological damage inflicted on a society subjected to surveillance terror is apparent everywhere when you scratch the surface, even 24 years after the fall of Ceauşescu.

  • Weiner’s Dong, and Other Products of the Perfected Civilization

    I am wholly in favor of anyone wishing to promote his or her genitals on Facebook or Instagram being able to do so.

  • A Few Days in Bulgaria

    I dream I've been placed in a situation where suicide is the only option—not because of imminent physical destruction or incurable medical problems, but because the prospect of extreme, permanent immiseration appears as a virtual certainty.

  • Snopes, Redux

  • Fleapit: the Movie

    It's true that someone at dinner last night lives in the Chelsea Hotel, and for years, as it happens, I regularly visited a friend there who has an enviably spacious apartment on one of the upper floors.

  • Cries and Whispers in Obamastan

    In Cuba male prostitutes, 'pingueros,' have mixed in with gay people in Havana in growing numbers, numbers that correlate closely with the spread of private enterprise, income inequality, and foreign-made consumer goods.

  • Late Drone Age Civilization: The Fossil Record

    Today the celebrated writer speaking at the 92 Street Y shakes his wiser head, recalling his youthful naiveté.