We go close up inside the work and life of filmmaker Damon Packard, an offbeat character and underground fixture in Los Angeles whose films feature pastiches of classic Hollywood films, wild and paranoid plots, and a bizarre sense of humor.
Bobby Power in conversation with Chris Abrahams of seminal Australian experimental jazz trio the Necks about his thirty years of musical exploration and improv, including the premiere of a new Abrahams song, “Clung Eloquent.”
Jordan Castro g-chats with Melissa Broder of So Sad Today about addiction, internet persona, crystals, depression, and her debut book of essays.
Calling Susan Bernofsky from an office conference room to discuss Jenny Erpenbeck, Robert Walser, witch-dom, stealth gloss, and the general state of translation today.
One writer documents his journey as he attempts to hitchhike from Rhode Island to Los Angeles for the annual AWP Conference.
When the Car Won’t Start: It’s Exactly What You Think It Is, If It’s Exactly What You Think It Isn’tEd Steck
Ed Steck veers his monthly column on b-movie horror toward 1973’s Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood, a reality-bending, resolutionless ensemble unnervingly set at amusement park in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania