Art Gangs: Protest & Counterculture in New York City (Autonomedia, 2011) recounts an alternative history of a formative period of contemporary art in New York, as told through artists groups, their activities, and corresponding spaces.
Neil Gaiman, the legendary Neil Gaiman who, along with Alan Moore and Garth Ennis rebooted U.S. comics around the cusp of the ’80s’90s, who scripted the English version of Princess Mononoke, who wrote the original graphic novel that formed the basis for the movie Stardust, and wrote one, and only one issue of Hellblazer.
Alan Lightmans Mr g is a brilliant philosophical play on creation told through the eyes of God himself. The end is also the beginning. Quoting Buddha, Lightman acknowledges A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.
Harold Jaffes new collection OD portrays an intriguing selection of public figures as drug users seeking solace and exalted states of experience.
Dogma, Lars Iyers sequel to 2011s Spurious, based on his eponymous blog, has us meeting up again with our favorite drunken, misguided British intellectuals, narrator Lars and his friend/critic, W.
Imagine a world that is just like this world, but with the addition of something magical. That reserved, mysterious boy who sparkles in the sunlight is a vampire. Wizards and witches exist, and they have hormones.
Though contemporary pop culture is often saturated with the sensational and overwrought as a means to present an enthralling narrative, Anne-Marie Kinneys debut novel, Radio Iris, offers a refreshing alternative, reminding us that a finely-crafted, subtle thriller can captivate the reader just as effectively.
If youre opening up this page turner to get turned on, be warned: Most of the subject matter in the 140-plus stories, poems, essays, and artwork that make up the 640-page anthology, The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, is closer to Camus than cunnilingus.
As a publisher, Barney Rosset was the rebels rebel, defending freedom of speech in celebrated trials for his Grove Press novels, The Tropic of Cancer, Lady Chatterleys Lover, and Naked Lunch; publishing and championing path-breaking writers from Beckett to Genet to Pinter to Ionesco; establishing in 1957 Evergreen Review, the premier magazine of literary radicalism for that period; the list goes on.
The 12 stories that make up Eugene Crosss skillful debut collection, Fires of Our Choosing, concern, as the title suggests, choice and the heat of consequence.
I have never owned a camera and I never snap photos So goes the first line of Judith Kitchens quasi-photo collage, Half in Shade: one part memoir, one part speculative sketch, all parts autobiographical.
If we believe Adam Kirsch’s new book, Why Trilling Matters, remembering literary critic Lionel Trilling is to gain an idea of what it means to live a life in literature.
Critic Richard Vine is an expert on contemporary Chinese art and he compares much of it to Delacroixs Lady Liberty Leading the People. Indeed, the most famous of contemporary Chinese artists, Ai Weiwei, has come to the fore precisely because of his confrontations with authority.