JIVE TALKIN': IT JUST ISN'T A CRIME.
With Donald Breckenridge: my father as cult leader! David Foster Wallace as secret inspiration for Sandy Mulligan! Publishing as exemplification of Gresham's Law! Sensational! Sexy! Curiously copy-edited to eliminate contractions and vernacularly placed prepositions! Los Angeles Review of Books!
I descend from Mt. Sinai with The Fugitives during my reading at the New Museum with Mary Gaitskill, (the great) Vivian Gornick, Patricia Marx, and Tony (and Carmen) Scott. My segment is decisively NSFW. I start at around 41:00.
Twenty minutes fly by with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett of KUCI. Author photos, publishing, and dialogue are discussed. The action begins around 30:00.
With Dana Spiotta on crying Indians, laughing Puerto Ricans, rich writers, poor aristocrats, and the virtues of zero research, BOMB.
Q&A with Kevin Nance of the Chicago Tribune about plotting The Fugitives, satirizing publishing, the Tarantino Factor, and adapting Native American folklore to the needs of a contemporary novel.
Video of the presentation Andrew Hultkrans and I gave on Richard Nixon at apexart in September, 2013.
With Glenn Kenny (and a cast of thousands) on Vincent Canby, the madeleine-factor of old-school street sleaze, being a good boy in your art, and the "good" kind of transgression, Some Came Running.
With Justin Mitchell on Death Wish, but really yet another rehearsal of my hifalutin prejudices, Paris Review.
With John Goldbach on why Gilbert Sorrentino still won't just shut up and go away even though he's dead, Matrix
With Zachary Lazar on Zachary Lazar, The Rolling Stones, Kenneth Anger, Charles Manson, and the trouble with Utopia, BOMB
Some rather optimistic, cheerful, and occasionally smug answers to Peter Wild's questions, shortly after the publication of Trance, Bookmunch.
With Alexander Laurence on Sound on Sound, the trouble with the music biz, and the failed plan to sell action figures (prototype shown at left) along with the book,Alt-X