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
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

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
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

‘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
the vice reader

Three Short, Savage Books You Have to Read

'McGlue,' 'The Dig,' and 'Love Hotel' are three feverish novels where the only things that seem for certain are fear and death.
Blake Butler
5.1.15
Stuff

Underappreciated Masterpieces: Mary Robison's 'Why Did I Ever' (2001)

Writer Blake Butler's ongoing excavation into lesser-known literary masterpieces continues with this glorious novel-in-parts.
Blake Butler
4.7.15
Stuff

Andrew James Weatherhead Proves You Don’t Have to Share Every Single Thing That Comes Into Your Mind

Andrew James Weatherhead is my everything and he has a new book.
Blake Butler
3.18.15
Stuff

Ubu Publishes the Unpublishable

Writer Blake Butler's guide to some of the most gloriously and perversely unpublishable texts you can read for free online at UbuWeb.
Blake Butler
2.26.15