Tao Lin

  • Terence McKenna's Memes

    Last week, in the first installment of this series, I told the story of how I first encountered Terence McKenna. This week, I've organized a list of my 30 favorite Terence McKenna memes.

  • Beyond "Existentialism"

    I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since.

  • Fatty XXL Meets the Little Mermaid High on X and Texting

    For almost a decade now Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was...

  • For the Voice of A Generation Tao Lin Doesn’t Say Much

    Tao Lin is everywhere: his books are on the bedside table of everyone with a fringe, his reviews (lauding or condemning) clutter blogs, and he rivals Lena Dunham as the proclaimed voice of Generation Y.

  • Lost in a Loop: A Chat with Andrew Bujalski About 'Computer Chess' and Other Things

    The director tells me he has, among other things, "little conscious memory of how any of these pieces started to fit together."

  • Marie Calloway on Her New Novel and Being Called "Jailbait"

    "I wondered if I should go into his apartment." That line opens Marie Calloway's debut novel, what purpose did i serve in your life. She does go in, and the following 240 pages are what happens next. Reviews and comments about Calloway’s novel...