Laurent Binet on Messing with His Readers' Minds
The French writer talks semiotics, Foucault, pulp novels and James Bond.
pro wrestling as discussed in literary circles
The Spectacle of Excess: Pro Wrestling and the Concept of the "Perfect Bastard"
In 1972, the literary theorist Roland Barthes wrote an essay in which he called wrestling "the pure gesture which separates good from evil" and discussed the concept of "the perfect bastard". How much of that holds true today?
the vice reader
Author Maggie Nelson Is in Drag as a Mother and as a Married Person
We caught up with the critically acclaimed 'Argonauts' author to talk about happiness, "crappy" fiction, and the whole narrative behind "becoming a mother."
R. O. Kwon
Dozens Of Photos "Sampled" Into Creepy Composite Castle
Jim Kazanjian's newest image brings a photographic approach to the act of sampling.