Blake Butler

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Actually, 'The Great Gatsby' Is Trash

Contrary to popular belief, the book isn't so great or novel, although it sure is American.
Blake Butler
4.28.17
Books

This Bike Poet Delivers Dreams to Your Doorstep

For $45, Mathias Svalina's Dream Delivery Service will bring you custom-written poems straight from his subconscious.
Blake Butler
4.5.17
Books

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.
Blake Butler
12.26.16
Stuff

These Short Films Will Self-Destruct After You Watch Them

We spoke to filmmaker Guy Maddin about his new project 'Séances'—a web-based, algorithm-driven assemblage made up of the world's lost films.
Blake Butler
5.13.16
Stuff

'The Familiar' Would Like to Be Less Familiar Than It Actually Is

What the fuck is happening in this book?
Blake Butler
4.6.16
Culture

Brian Evenson’s Writing Is as Brutal as It Is Beautiful

Evenson's universe of psycho-cerebral horror is so unsettling that it has the ability to make something about the room in which you read him seem off.
Blake Butler
2.5.16
Stuff

Throwing Confetti in Death's Face with Author Derek McCormack

McCormack wrote his new book, 'The Well-Dressed Wound,' while battling cancer. "The book had to save me, or show me a way that I could be saved," he said.
Blake Butler
1.9.16
Culture

The Hallucinatory Terror of Unica Zürn

The German author's most recently translated novella, 'The Trumpets of Jericho' bears direct resemblance to her life, and tells an immersive, disturbing tale of abuse, motherhood, abortion, and depression.
Blake Butler
12.11.15
Stuff

Three Books Blurring the Borders of Memory and Reality

Lately I've been finding it hard to trust what I read unless it makes an attempt at caving in the borders between the page and the world beyond.
Blake Butler
10.27.15
Stuff

​John Keene’s 'Counternarratives’ Rewires History with Imagination

We spoke to the author about his vividly imagined and vitally timed collection, 'Counternarratives.'
Blake Butler
9.18.15
Stuff

Heather Christle’s ‘Heliopause’ Disintegrates Reality

Christle's latest collection of poetry is a book easily larger than the sum of all its parts; it widens the rift between fantasy and reality in a way that makes the world somehow both clearer and more mysterious.
Blake Butler
7.30.15
Stuff

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever’ Is the End of an Era, but Its Creators Didn't Want it to End

We spoke to creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro about our favorite surrealist anarchic animated show starring a meatball, a milkshake, and a box of fries.
Blake Butler
6.24.15
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