Hari Kunzru on postmodernism. * An excerpt from Kenneth Goldsmith‘s Uncreative Writing: “The world is full of texts, more or less interesting; I do not wish to add any more”. * Blake Butler interviewed: “I think every sentence I’ve written was trying first to be a knife, and now it just sits there”. * Sam Cooper interviews McKenzie Wark. * Geoff Dyer on “Tarkovsky time”. * Leigh Bowery interviewed by Gary Glitter. * Eight Cuts and the cyber-bullies. * Stuart Hall on the march of the Neoliberals. * Sheffield’s Park Hill Estate. * Save St Mark’s Bookshop: sign the petition here. *Rimbaud‘s Illuminations translated by John Ashbery. * Steampunk arts. * Roald Dahl‘s dark side: “He’s one of the few children’s authors who’s actually killed people. That is going to have an effect on how you see people and the world”. * Mark Fisher on the privatisation of stress. * Moscow’s first McDonald’s, 1990. * Burning Man at 25 (in pictures). * Johnny Stiletto‘s Vintage 80s street pictures. * Novels that zip along. * James Bond’s guns. * BBC National Short Story Award 2011 shortlist. * Andrei Tarkovsky‘s first film, 1960. * Adam Biles on Paris. * Is translation an impossible art? * Pioneering synthpunk from Futurisk. * Publishing industry: great digital expectations. * A history of grunge. * A Virgin Prunes primer. * We are all Charlie Brown. * A nice interview with Shaun Ryder. * Richard Hamilton RIP. (Bryan Ferry‘s tribute.) * On the essays of Borges. * An interesting interview with Christopher Boucher. * Finnegans Wake read in its entirety. * Joyce in Paris, 1920s. * Joyce and Beckett play pitch’n’putt. * The Irish Times run a selection of the Beckett Letters. * Circle Jerks live on TV, 1985. * Walking down Carnaby Street, 1968. * Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico live in Paris, 1972. * Craig Taylor (editor of Five Dials) on his forthcoming book, Londoners (Granta). * Victorian street photography. * Footage of the Lower East Side, 1967. * Warhol “superstar” Baby Jane Holzer. * On Georges Perec. * De La Warr pavilion.
First posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2011.