Tom McCarthy in conversation with Marita Gluzberg. * Dylan Trigg on disorientation and uncanniness. * Roland Barthes: myths we don’t outgrow. * 1977: the Queen’s punk jubilee. * Palettes of famous painters. * Three early short films by Peter Greenaway. * Black and white pictures of life inside the Chelsea Hotel. * Stiv Bators interview, 1986 (video). * Henry Miller in Paris, 1969. * In Paris with Malcolm McLaren. * Tin House on the Paris Book Club at Le Carmen. More here. * Paris’s iconic Village Voice Bookshop, which opened in 1982, is to close down. * Where to find a vintage photo booth in Paris. * Walter Benjamin‘s “The Task of the Translator” (1923). * The Late Walter Benjamin. * Antiphilosophy. * Vintage lesbian pulp fiction. * Heidi Julavits on The Believer. * An intriduction to Italian neo-realism. * Sid Vicious in Norway. * Portlandia. * Will Self on transvaginal probes. * Will Self on his own “Kafka’s Wound“. * Nicholas Lezard on sex and punishment. * Borges’s Norton Lectures, 1967-8. * Literature: cupcake or cure? * Jenni Fagan on being pregnant. * A review of Ivan Vladislavic‘s The Loss Library. * Cooking an ink-black calamari risotto with Einstürzende Neubauten‘s Blixa Bargeld. * Climbing Up tights. * Anders Petersen‘s photographs of London’s Soho. * Tim Adams on the William Utermohlen retrospective: “A nurse who loved Utermohlen’s work encouraged him to keep working, to try to draw Alzheimer’s from the inside”. * Some of Adrian Sherwood‘s best dub productions. * Steve Mitchelmore reviews Knausgaard‘s A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven. * Jean-Philippe Toussaint‘s Reticence. * Jacques Lacan, 1972 (video). * Flowchart: what is weird fiction? * Death in the age of Facebook. * Dante’s Circles of Hell in Lego. * A documentary about Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood in Las Vegas, 1973. * Portraits by Man Ray [see Lee Miller above].
First posted: Sunday, May 13th, 2012.