GIANCARLO DITRAPANO

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How Psychedelics Helped Me Deal with Excruciating Cluster Headaches

For sufferers like me, mushrooms and 5-MeO-DALT offer relief where traditional medications can't.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
11.18.16
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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.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
11.18.14
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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.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
5.28.14
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A Black Flag Kid Wrote a Book of Poems

By now you've probably heard about the Black Flag reunion that everyone is creaming themselves over. What you might not have heard, however, is that Chuck Dukowski's stepdaughter, Mira Gonzalez, is publishing her first book of poetry, and it's the bee...
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
1.30.13
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Tao Lin Talks to Tyrant Re: “Taipei”

This interview was conducted in the wee hours of the morning on the bed of Tao Lin, in his apartment on the east side of Manhattan, with a small party going on in the other corner of the room. This is the first, definitive interview with the author...
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
1.4.13
Music

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...
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
1.2.13
NSFW

The Great Manhattan Masturbation Crawl

Between 44th and 48th on the west side of Manhattan's 8th Avenue (the side of the street that gets dark a little earlier), there are four shining establishments where one can go to enjoy a wide selection of pornography, and to masturbate inside of a...
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
8.9.12
The Fiction Issue 2012

I’ll Give You Some Threats

I texted some pretty mean shit from someone else’s phone to author Amelia Gray and she punched me in the face.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
7.5.12
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James Greer: Making the World His Bitch (and Elephants)

Talking to the former Guided by Voices guy about kicking life's challenges in the dick, his new collection of short stories, and something about Steven Soderbergh and Broadway.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
6.26.12
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Dave Hill Wrote Some Stupid Book

Everyone is sick of reading and buying books, so Dave wrote one.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
5.25.12
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Talking Dirty with Edmund White

Edmund is a living giant and will always be our Great Gay Hope. I've heard him say that his life is an open book; I recently interviewed him and tried my best to crack the spine.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
1.26.12
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Friday Tyrant - Karl Taro Greenfeld Doesn't Write on Meth

I know Karl a little, but I've never talked to him about this image I have in my head of him being crazy and doing a bunch of speed in Asia. So we finally got around to it.
GIANCARLO DITRAPANO
1.6.12
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