John Darnielle has always been sensitive to people living in various states of collapse; in hindsight, a Mountain Goats album about wrestlers might have been inevitable.
As interviews, explanatory essays, and other process-focused publishing artifacts become inescapable parts of the literary package, do we have to reckon with novels on terms other than our own?
Talking with the filmmaker behind Clouds of Sils Maria about meta-relationships between his movies, unconscious influences, and the beauty of acting.
Playboy has always relied on a balance between the erotic and the literary, and its long interviews are the most consistent asset for the latter. But what’s that identity worth in 2015?
There’s a fine line between cultural fusion and cultural appropriation, but all namaste actually means is “hello.”
Talking with a longtime member of the online furry community FurAffinity about the site’s sale, how furries are treated in 2015, and the evolution of highly specific Internet environments.
How the classic ballet has changed—and been changed by—the history of Russia.
On Dennis Hopper’s disavowed art-crime failure Backtrack, a film combining the work of Jenny Holzer, Jodie Foster as a glam-rock Patty Hearst, and Bob Dylan in a hardhat.
On preserving and celebrating the present, from Meerkat to Knausgaard, one fresh crisis after another for all eternity.
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