Wednesday, October 30

October Update: Upcoming Events and Recent Publications


-New print issue of GiganticGigantic Talk (I was the coeditor and publisher of this) (October)
-New online issue of Gigantic, Mini-Monster Halloween Issue, guest-edited by Adrian Van Young (October)


Fri, Nov. 1
DJing w/ Lincoln Michel
Manhattan Inn, 632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Midnight until late, free

Sat, Nov. 2
Hosting/DJing: Gigantic Talk NYC Launch w/ Marie-Helene Bertino, Sparrow, Anna Wiener, Bluntfang, DJ Chipotle (Thu Tran and Syed Salahuddin), and DJ Lincoln Michel
The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY
7pm until late, $10 (incl. a copy of the new issue)
(See the New Yorker's write-up here.)

Mon, Nov. 11
"Transgressions" Reading: Franklin Park Reading Series w/ Scott McClanahan, Lindsay Hunter, Adelle Waldman, and Grayżyna Plebanek
Franklin Park, 618 St. John's PlBrooklyn, NY
8pm, free

Thu, Nov. 14
Reading in support of my friend Nathan C. Martin's We're Pregnant w/ Catherine Lacey, Nathan C. Martin, and Jenny Zhang
The Mellow Pages Library, 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY
7pm, free

Monday, October 7

Gigantic Talk Mixtape for Electric Literature

Electric Literature invited Lincoln Michel and me to make a talk-related mixtape to celebrate Gigantic's newest print issue, Gigantic Talk. Iggy Pop speaks to Canadian television, Charles Bukowski reads to a DOOM beat, the Raincoats transform a Kinks classic, Kool Kyle goes to a job interview, Bob Dylan gives props to Honest Abe, the Shangri-Las relate an epic tale of star-crossed crosstown love, and much more.

Wednesday, July 31

Story in the VICE Reader

I have a new story up on VICE! It's about a president's daughter, an art fair, and one particularly insufferable couple.

Sunday, July 28

Tuesday, July 9

My Andy Kaufman Podcast Is Up on the Organist

My first ever podcast piece is on the Organist! Listen in as I interview producer/comedy all-star Vernon Chatman about the new Andy Kaufman comedy record and mix in some hilariously irritating (and irritatingly hilarious) clips with Andy from the album--all with minimal um's, like's, and lengthy pauses. Also on the show is Ross Simonini's interview with Harmony Korine, Jack White in conversation with Tempest Storm, the world's oldest burlesque dancer, and more.

Sunday, May 26

2 Readings 2 Weeks (+ 2 Updates)

Two readings in the next two weeks. To paraphrase a sign I once saw hanging in an IKEA, I pledge to never, ever stop providing you and your family and friends high-quality readings at an affordable cost--in this case (and in most cases), free.

Here are two more examples of this unwavering dedication: 

1) FRI 5/31 / 7PM / READING

Readings by:
Rosebud Ben-Oni
Metta Sama
Ekere Tallie
James Yeh

Book Thug Nation
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
100 N 3rd (btw Berry and Wythe)
L to Bedford or G to Metropolitan or J, M to Marcy


Performances in the garden by:
The Socially Acceptable Situations (new band of Preston Spurlock and Fran Agnone)
Little Cobweb / The Johns / Julie LaMendola supergroup

Kung Fu Crime Wave
Catherine Lacey

James Yeh
and more!
Private residence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, email for details

And here is something that was recently published (and one I'm currently working on):

1) Interview with Lydia Davis now online at Gigantic.

2) I'm putting together a segment about Andy Kaufman and audio for the Organist--the Believer/KCRW's great new internet radio show, otherwise known as podcast. If you have any insights you would like to share with me on his work (or radio/podcast production in general), you should get in touch!

Thanks as always, and hope to see you around.

Saturday, May 18

Three stories at BOMB, two in NOON

Happy to have three stories up on the BOMB Magazine site. On the bottom of the page are links to an interview conducted with my good friend Michael Barron and two poems by Jenny Zhang. (Art by Dominic Fortunato.)

I also have two stories in this year's edition of NOON, alongside some of my favorites, including Lydia Davis, Lincoln Michel, Deb Olin Unferth, Christine Schutt, Anya Yurchyshyn, Brandon Hobson, Clancy Martin, and others.

Friday, April 26

April 2013 Mix

I made a mix for April with a few nods to summer, as well as two phrases I had not previously known to exist together "Neil Young" and "Dance Mix." Here's the track list (with props/apologies to the Art Decade blog, which I've cribbed from not insignificantly):


If you missed it, the new spring issue of Gigantic is up, featuring our first all-slush selection of fiction and a specially curated contemporary photography section.


Three more days and then I'm back to Brooklyn. See you soon!