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Chuck Palahniuk

Something Old, Something New in Donald Trump's Populism

Kirby Goidel | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

Donald Trump's surprisingly successful presidential campaign accompanied by violence at campaign rallies and a general disregard for democratic norms are only the latest manifestation of this declining confidence. Trump would be impossible at a time or a place where democratic commitments were more robust and where the temptations of yielding to a strong leader who operates outside of the normal rules of the game were less pronounced.

Christopher Moore's Secondhand Souls: Best Consumed Firsthand

Steven Petite | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

Secondhand Souls provides comic relief and much needed laughter to break up the monotony of the every day grind. He writes about the "everyman," and Moore's everyman is anything but ordinary because of the expansive walls of his fictional worlds.

If 'Fight Club' Were A Children's Book

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

If you've ever read the book or seen the movie "Fight Club," you've undoubtedly had this thought: "Wow, this would make a great children's book!" ... ...

5 'Fight Club' Fan Theories That Still Make Your Head Spin 15 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

I am Jack's constant speculation.size="4"> A major year for cinema, 1999 challenged movie audiences with rich, thought-provoking, psychological sto...

Gone Girl Keeps Going

The New York Public Library | Posted 12.03.2014 | Home
The New York Public Library

In honor of this NYPL all-star novel being turned into a film, the Library's manager of reader services Lynn Lobash has compiled a list of the top five psychological thrillers turned movies. So if you're in the mood to be freaked out and "Gone Girl" is checked out, try one of these on for size.

Brace Yourself For 'Fight Club 2'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home

Brace yourself. In under a year Fight Club 2 is slated to hit bookstore shelves around the country. On Tuesday, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk...

Before Their Books Were Famous, These Authors Worked the Following Odd Jobs

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.28.2014 | Home
Meira Bienstock

It may seem as though all the famous writers have full-time writing jobs to which boost their chances of their novels selling and hitting the bookshelves. However, by looking through the authors etched in literary history, this is far from the case.

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

Five Questions for Good Cop, Bad Daughter Karen Lynch

Stephanie Losee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home
Stephanie Losee

Now a retired former homicide inspector, Lynch has published a memoir calledGood Cop, Bad Daughter about how being raised by a mentally ill mother prepared her for the police force.

'Fight Club' Sequel In The Works

Posted 07.23.2013 | Home

Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed that he's working on a sequel to the bestselling Fight Club that became a cult movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norto...

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Home
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Post-Apocalyptic Pastorale: The Paintings of Jazz-minh Moore

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Jazz-minh Moore is painting figures in landscapes, in acrylic paint, on birch panels. She often distresses the boundaries of her panels, or otherwise incorporates the physicality of her substrate into the work itself.

Chuck Palahniuk Has Finished Next Three Books

Posted 02.15.2013 | Home

Chuck Palahniuk's new books have been announced - and he says he's already finished all three. The cult author of Fight Club will have a book a year c...

The Challenge of Moving Away From the Standard Studio Album

James Walsh | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
James Walsh

Instead of just having the skill to collect a number of songs that create a great soundtrack, a step beyond that is actually writing material based on the book or screenplay story itself.

Chuck Palahniuk: Where I Like To Read

Chuck Palahniuk | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Chuck Palahniuk

Reading in the fridge takes a little effort. You need to move aside the cartons of Chinese take-out and the open box of baking soda to make enough room to rest your "Angela's Ashes."

'Fight Club' Author Chuck Palahniuk Is A Secret Gardener

Adult Swim | David Moye | Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

Author Chuck Palahniuk is known for edgy novels like "Fight Club," but he doesn't spend his off-hours making soap like the characters in that esteemed...

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Will LitReactor Inspire New Writers?

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Writing can be a lonely task. It can be tricky to motivate yourself, and without proper feedback, it's hard to know how to improve. Several website...

8 Writers To Follow On Twitter

Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

From celebrities to politicians to us, people around the globe have been tweeting to the world. But who better to entertain you with a few words than ...

Reading In Public

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's the ingenious way to get real life book recommendations: spying on people reading in public. You can read reviews all you like, but you will neve...

Trains, Planes, On The Street...

Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's time for another installment of Reading In Public! When someone takes a book into a public place, it's a big commitment. We have lots of things ...

Playboy's Most Scandalous Fiction: Palahniuk, Nabokov, Heller ... Roald Dahl!

Flavor Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Playboy playmates generally fit a consistent set of criteria, but the men's magazine is far more varied when it comes to its featured fiction. With an...

The Club in Your Face: The Social Network

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Every once in a while, a trailer will come along that gets to me. Such is the case with David Fincher's haunting two and a half minutes on Facebook. If I'm in a certain mood about my life, this trailer makes me overwhelmingly sad.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did you miss any of the weekend's book reviews? Check out some of the highlights here! "Witz," Stephen Burn The New York Times More than 800 page...

Greg Van Voorhis, Bronx Teacher, Suspended For Assigning Chuck Palahniuk Story

Runnin' Scared | By Camille Dodero (4:43PM 09/21) | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We recall that when we worked as a tutor in Brooklyn in the 90s, many of our students carried a copy of Sapphire's Push with their schoolbooks. We won...