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The Missing Links (published 20/10/2014)

Knausgaard on Peter Handke. * Remembering Christine Brooke-Rose. * Lars Iyer in The Quietus: “A kitschified realism mirrors the old stabilities, an older world, now disappearing. A kitschified modernism mirrors the old instabilities, the cracks in the old bowl of culture. But the bowl has shattered… So what does that mean for our arts? What would a genuine post-modernism look like? Can there be such thing?”. * Donald Antrim and the art of anxiety. * Donald Antrim interviewed. * Ben Lerner and Ariana Reines in conversation. * Tim Parks on reality fiction. * On Simon Critchley‘s Memory Theatre. * Simon Critchley and Rick Moody on Bowie. * The radical classicism of Fitzcarraldo Editions. * Mathias Enard‘s Zone reviewed. * Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man. * Joshua Cohen on A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing: “What all that praise had in common, besides that it was deserved, was the sad sense that the English-language novel had matured from modernism, and that in maturing its spirit was lost: It was now gray, shaky, timid, compromised by publicity and money, the realisms of survival”. * Stream of pre-consciousness. * Francesca Woodman at Victoria Miro. * Iris Murdoch. * Rachel Kushner on cinema. * An interview with Lynne Tillman. * Sam Mills on gender and the avant-garde artist. * Regarding Susan Sontag: “All she wanted was everything: to see every film, read every book, have every experience; to understand civilization, to understand war, and fall in love. To talk to everyone interesting, to stay up all night”. * The idea of a Critical Theory. * The pitfalls of speculative realism. * Heidegger in black. * The double life of Paul de Man. * Remembering Derrida. * Brigitte Bardot. * Will Self at Shakespeare and Company. * Will Self: “All serious readers of serious literature have had this experience: time, space, and all the workaday contingencies of their identity – sex, age, class, heritage — are forgotten; the mind cleaves to the page, matching it point-for-point; the mind is the text, and in the act of reading it is you who are revealed to the impersonal writer, quite as much as her imaginings and inventions are rendered unto you”. * An interview with Blake Butler. * Chris Stein (Blondie) on his pictures from the 70s and 80s. * Vintage Viv Albertine and Paul Simonon from the fabled Laura Ashley shoot. * Sid and Nancy. * Anger is an Energy. * Chas Smash. * Northern Soul. * Bad Brains live in Florida, 1987. * 20,000 Days on Earth reviewed. * Robert Young R.I.P. * Georges Bataille‘s “The Solar Anus“. * Cocteau in London. * There’s a great review of the great Tom Bradley‘s great Elmer Crowley: a Katabasic Nekyia in the current Fortean Times: “Crowley, Fudd, Buddha, Yeats, Heliopolitan hierophants, the Goddess Baubo, assorted ‘Nilotic dream despots’, a carrot-eating Madame Blavatsky, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and their Warner Brothers producer, Leon Schlesinger, bounce and boing their way across human history. These are the launch points for Bradley’s inquiries into questions of meta-ethics and truth against a background of Esoteric Hitlerists”. * Mercedes Helnwein‘s videos.  * Emmanuel Carrère on Eduard Limonov: “He says to me, ‘We are not on the same side of the barricades. You are a bourgeois. I am a revolutionary. You are the kind of guy I would like to send to the gulag'”. * An interview with Sheila Heti. * The brilliance of Richard Brautigan. * Mike Leigh on Turner. * The new issue of Five Dials includes Deborah Levy and former 3:AMer Christiana Spens. * Five questions for Rachel Kushner. * Going viral. * The ethics of using location data. * Werner Herzog (video). * Parisian bookshops. * What We Wore (there’s a photobooth pic of me on the cover). * Skinheads. * Books written by computers. * Everything and Moore. * BS Johnson in the digital age. * Pic: Hurricane Watch by Jane Wilson.

Save the Horse Hospital! (published 13/10/2014)

On 19 October, Joanna Walsh, 3:AM‘s Fiction Editor, will be reading and talking about short stories with Chris Power. This event is a benefit in support of the Horse Hospital, which is sadly threatened with closure. Some of you may remember 3:AM‘s first live event, which took place there back on 26 July 2003. All details here.