Sunday, April 26


a lot of stuff recently:

i have a story in pen america 10, available now.


i did a video interview with ellen frances, in which we discussed the anxiety of creating a facebook event, the way to sit like tom waits, and gigantic's ideal reader, jeff goldblum.


illustration by andrew bulger

i interviewed the writer gary shteyngart for gigantic, in which we discussed the russian hamburger, the virility of vegetables, and the age-old question of whether it is appropriate to eat the hors d'oeuvres at a literary party.


the gigantic launch party at starr space was a big success. thank everybody for coming.


UPDATE (5/1/09):

i have been blogged about a little slash mentioned in passing on blogs i like and frequent: htmlgiant,, and awfulwaffle. thank you matthew, tao, and nicolle.


gingatao said...

Cool, you're obviously working very hard. Can I be in your magazine?“[In response to being asked if his band does gimmicks]
Gimmicks, here we go again, gimmicks man, I'm tired of people saying we're.... gimmicks, what is this? The world is nothing but a big gimmick, isn't it? Wars, napalm bombs, all that, people getting burned up on tv and it's nothing but a stunt. Gimmick. Yes we do.” Jimi Hendrix. (You asked over at Tao Lin's)

James said...

thanks, gingatao

you should send something to us, if you want:

Crispin Best said...

this interview was very good
i showed my buddy
she said 'he is very handsome'
she was talking about you


James said...

thanks crispin

thanks crispin's buddy