Ian F. Svenonius discusses his new book, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, a satirical instruction manual slash insightful lesson in Capitalism from the late greats. His book tour brings the new title (and perhaps a séance or floating chair) to 529 Bar in East Atlanta, Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 pm.
A revealing interview with the Young Family circus, aka Sam Pink and Kelly Schirmann, with new insights into the McDonalds conspiracy and the truth behind the sad dance-pop apocalypse––and the creative process that produced their first full-length album, King Cobra.
Fanzine recruited fellow fangirl Marisa Crawford to talk to Michelle Tea about magic, her forthcoming YA Novel Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, and a bazillion other current projects that bring queer & feminist perspectives into the conversation of What is Awesome. Call it Zeitgeist. Call it the pink elephant in the room.
Social media as a force for good: Christina Lee interviews the Swedish design team behind Hate Tweets to Frank Ocean––a site that automatically responds with a message of love and acceptance.
The madcap schemes and dreams of the gentlemen behind Beep Beep Gallery. And check out Artlantis June 2nd at Druid Hills Baptist Church.
Artist Truong Tran presents his second major exhibition in San Francisco, At War, and interviewer Matthew Sherling joins in the fray. As close to home as the living room in Haight Ashbury where poetry is read, music is played, and the plastic cube everyone has been photographed naked in sits placidly, Tran’s art is a natural extension of his poetry––and his distrust of it.
Could have put this one up weeks ago, ‘cept ye editor here couldn’t figure out how to blurb it. How to reckon a few lines on a book so poetic, yet lush with traditional narrative (if your idea of tradition spans from Samuel Beckett to Cormac McCarthy to Ben Marcus, taking a Lovecraft/Lynchian detour through a world familiar, close, suburban and simultaneously apocalyptically hellish… same difference?), as if all the tragedies you hear on the news distantly, the floods, the fires, the quakes were taking place on your own trimmed yard, or erupting from your esophagus and/or mind. So took weeks off to ponder it, and being summertime, our heads got swollen like a certain political character toward the end of said book to be blurbed, Blake Butler’s Scorch Atlas. And finally Fanzine said wait, Laura Carter nails it here in her equally challenging and poetic intro; so fuck our blurb. Read her words and Butler’s in this interview. Butler, from Atlanta, is also the editor of HTMLGiant, author of the novella Ever and his next novel There Is No Year will be out on Harper Perrenial next year. -CM