giancarlo ditrapano

  • Who Cares What You Think of the Book You Wrote: Blake Butler on 'Three Hundred Million'

    New York Tyrant publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano asked Blake Butler to interview him about Butler's terrifying new book, Three Hundred Million, about a psychotic cult leader and the detective trying to understand him.

  • Who Cares What You Think About the Book You Wrote

    New York Tyrant publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano flipped the common reader/writer interview on its head and asked Spencer Madsen to interview him about his new collection of poems, You Can Make Anything Sad.

  • Hill William Sings Ghost Country

    Writers are traditionally very bad singers, but author Scott McClanahan is an exception to this rule. I’ve watched him silence a whole bar full of drunkards by belting out a spontaneous a cappella number more than a few times. Now his musical prowess...

  • What Is Obscene?

    The same people who get upset about 'American Psycho' or 'Irreversible' or 'A Serbian Film' or de Sade or whatever other kind of work that incorporates nasty language or violence are the same ones who begin their day watching 'The View' and Kelly Ripa...

  • The Only Brian Jonestown Massacre Interview You'll Ever Need

    A few nights ago, while drunkenly searching for some of my old heroes on Twitter, I came across Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre fame. I quickly tweeted at him, asking if he'd be interested in answering some questions. Astonishingly, he said...

  • "Jeff" (Andrew II): A Dialogue of Texts in the Second Year of Drugs and Kindness

    This is the second installment of Tao Lin and Giancarlo DiTrapano's texting history, which began last year. It's been hailed as "total shit" and "the best internet writing of 2011."