Tag Archives: literature

Nobel 2016 Revisited

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature. When the award was announced last October, people who care about such things were either elated or outraged: Fans of the man felt that Dylan’s work deserved such lofty accolades, but writerly snobs — the worst snobs — looked down on the troubadour, his popular music, and [...]

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Of Hate and Horror

One last monstrous post before the the witches take over the night sky, the jack-o-lanterns cackle and the veil is pierced with mischief, mayhem, lunacy and eros. This year we celebrate the 90th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu” which appeared in Weird Tales in 1926. Here’s what a couple of [...]

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So Long, Harry Crews

A few weeks back I was flipping through a Southern culture magazine at a drug store when I found out that Harry Crews had died at the end of March. The novelist, short story writer and memoirist was one of my literary heroes and -since we’re not doing a Coincidence Control Network podcast this afternoon [...]

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Russ Kick Unloads Graphic Canon

Russ Kick and I go way back. But, then again, we don’t. Our paths originally crossed during our efforts for Disinformation, the counter cultural website and publisher. Kick was the well known editor of a number of volumes for Disinfo and I did my regular “Insomnia” segments on the Disinformation World News podcast. I don’t [...]

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