I wrote a (short) introduction to help reintroduce Roslyn Drexler’s BAD GUY
On Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:00 pm, I’ll be talking onstage in Claremont with Kenneth Lonergan about his work
With my brother, I wrote about The Beastie Boys and “the origin of white rap”, in this book.
I did a two-part podcast with Jasun Horsley of AUTICULTURE: JUST THIS WEEK
I’ll read at Red Hen’s benefit luncheon on October 28th. This will be the first-ever public reading from The Feral Detective, which comes out just a week late.
I wrote an essay for the new Criterion edition of Magnificent Ambersons, out in November
I talked with curator Helen Molesworth at MOCA about Manny Farber and Termite Art.
I wrote the catalog essay, “Knitting the Monster’s Socks”, for the Metropolitan Museum’s new show Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy.
I wrote a liner note for Scarcity of Tanks’ new album, Hinge
I wrote a (long) introduction, and memoir of friendship, for David Bowman’s posthumously published novel, Big Bang.
This Andrew Rowcroft knows a thing or two.
Why, thank you Chronic City! The feeling is mutual!
This is intriguing, and possibly awkward. A film about him, who is me. He/I looks stressed out in that still from the Metrograph website. Is the film unauthorized? Come and find out.
We’re thankful, Mr. Wood.
No knock on anyone else, but until you’ve been read by John Clute you might not have been read at all.
I always look forward to seeing Rick Kleffel in San Francisco. It’s one of the best conversations a writer on book tour could hope for, and he and I have been carrying it on intermittently for two decades now.
My piece on the wake of the election, from the LRB:
It compared our current situation to a Philip K. Dick novel, among other things.
Then I added a postscript, here:
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the dayshift.
Thirty years of vomiting cats and they put you in the Beinecke Library.
If the first paragraph of this article were the start of an Adam Curtis film, it would begin with a flat, declarative statement. Something like: “This is a film about a curious afternoon in the summer of 2016, when an American novelist pretending to be a journalist went to meet a British journalist who wanted nothing to do with being called an artist.”
My profile of British Documentarian Adam Curtis
New York Times
Watch HyperNormalisation here: