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Generation Wuss & Alt Lit

There’s some sort of connection between Brett Easton Ellis’s essay about Generation Wuss and the Tao Lin debacle, but I’m not sure what it is. Ellis writes: I have been living with someone from the Millennial generation for the last

Tao Lin is Very Confusing

I should probably stay out of this because I’m very far removed from Alt Lit and the players involved. But it’s fascinating and potentially important. I should preface this by saying that Tao Lin’s writing really bothered me when I

Brokenhearted

You’ve probably read this by now. Encapsulates everything I’ve been feeling. It’s like this generation’s “Howl.” And the fact that this is this generation’s “Howl” says something about the generation. Everyone I know is brokenhearted. Especially this part You actually know

A Week to Go

New song from me: Lyrics: They say the meek will inherit the grave, a week to go The strong and weak, cowards and the brave, a week to go Everybody wants a savior, but nobody wants to be one Won’t

I Interview Jim O’Rourke

Hearing Jim O’Rourke’s “Eureka” changed how I thought about recording music. Somehow (i.e. my incredible wife-to-be) I was able to interview him from Tokyo. Posted on Filmmaking Review.

Marc Maron & Louis CK Podcast

For Louis CK fanatics, this podcast is a must-listen, and the closest you’ll get to an autobiography until he writes one. It’s done after the first season of his TV series.

Gun Control

A note for gun rights proponents: the expiration of the last assault weapons ban coincided with the Patriot Act. We have had no assault weapons ban since then, and in that time we get kill lists, suspension of habeas corpus,

I’m Done with Conspiracy Theory

In the drum-up to writing The American Book of the Dead, I became very immersed in conspiracy theories. I love them – a mixture of fiction and real life that may just be true, giving the story a greater weight

Bad Language in The Casual Vacancy

I find the bad reviews on The Casual Vacancy (more bad than good) amazing and kind of depressing. I’ve always been mystified when my own novels get targeted for their bad language.  In a world where Tarantino is mainstream, how