Blake Butler

Fast Food

The March Madness of Fast Food

After spending several days sprawled out watching men on TV throw a ball at a hole in an effort not to get eliminated from a competition, I decided to subject the glorious fast food restaurants of America to a similar contest. I seeded 64 of our most...
Blake Butler
7.31.17
Views My Own

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
the vice reader

Three Beach Reads to Make Your Summer Less Boring and Lonely

It's hot out there. Kick back and relax with these cool beach reads.
Blake Butler
7.28.16
Gaming

Being a Professional 'Hearthstone' Gamer Is Harder Than It Looks

We talked to the professional gamer known as Kripparrian to find out how he regularly live-beats the shit out of noobs and other pros alike.
Blake Butler
6.7.16
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
4.5.16
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
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