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An Enigma Wrapped in Inhumanity: The Imitation Games' Algebra of Need

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The story of a brilliant man, Alan Turing, brought to suicide after being disgraced for being gay, the movie The Imitation Game reflects the sexual po...

Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar': Here to Go

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last year we had Gravity, a chamber music concert compared to this year's grand oratorio, Interstellar. As we all know, our planet is going to seed, o...

Jim Jarmusch Turns the Vampire Myth: Only Lovers Left Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jim Jarmusch, the celebrated indie filmmaker gives the vampire genre a clever tweak in his new movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. If you've been around su...

The Beats Go On

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Lew Whittington

Art Pepper's description of his life in jazz and his descent into heroin addiction is mesmerizing in its veracity. These artists and this lost world is examined from many angles in these works give more than a primo peak at the hot birth of the real cool. You dig.

Day for Night Series: John Krokidas and Austin Bunn on Kill Your Darlings

Rob Feld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

Bio pics can be a challenge for a filmmaker. The temptation to include too many elements from an extraordinary life is great, and can lead to a dull, episodic overview, rather than a riveting tale that manages to capture the essence of the person or life. There are exceptions, of course.

'Kill Your Darlings': Poetry, Murder and Obsession With Daniel Radcliffe

Matt Budd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Murder, poetry and creativity are the driving forces and themes of the fascinating new film Kill Your Darlings from first time director John Krokidas.

Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg: Kill Your Darlings Opens the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After much buzz on the festival circuit, including Sundance, Venice, Toronto, to name a few, Kill Your Darlings opens the Hamptons International Film ...

A Meeting of Cults: William Burroughs and Scientology

Jay Murphy | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Jay Murphy

Burroughs' involvement in Scientology has received only scant mention in the biographies that have appeared about him, so it has been left to David Wills to right the record in his Scientologist! Williams S. Burroughs and the Weird Cult.

Why My Husband And I Got Divorced When We Were Still In Love

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

The trick to getting divorced when you're still in love is, of course, to focus on the bad things in the marriage.

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Step-By-Step' Process For Steamy Gay Love Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

In "Kill your Darlings," slated for release later this year, Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, who befriends writers William Burroughs and Jack K...

Man Says Female IRS Agent Gave Him Choice: Sex Or Tax Penalty

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Weird News

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit against an IRS agent with whom he had sex, claiming he was coerced into the relationship because...

William Burroughs's Movie Restored, With Your Help

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

In 1989, Howard Brookner died of AIDS in Manhattan. The talented "downtown" New York filmmaker was only 34 years old, although he already had three so...

Matjames Metson's "Method Attic": The Lost and Forgotten Transformed

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

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Why William S. Burroughs Hated His Biography

Ted Morgan | Posted 09.01.2012 | Books
Ted Morgan

When my book was published, Burroughs was in Chicago. Asked by a Tribune reporter what he thought of it, he said, "it's awful." There's a huge difference between chatting with a friend in your home and seeing your life revealed on the page, hundreds of pages, for thousands to read.

Barney Rosset, Richard Seaver, and William Burroughs in Midcentury Paris

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books
Regina Weinreich

Barney Rosset died last week at age 89, and for those who valued his contribution to upholding First Amendment rights in this country, his championing the works of artists, the event truly marks the end of an era.

WATCH: When Great Artists Collaborate

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

You know the saying: they go together like peanut butter and jelly... spaghetti and meatballs... Christian Louboutin and David Lynch. When two big bra...

The 5 Most Frequently Stolen Books From Bookstores

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

Yesterday, historian and author Barry H. Landau was arrested on charges of stealing historical documents, including ones signed by Abraham Lincoln, fr...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...

Remembering Paul Bowles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In our age of instant fame, it is useful to think about an artist who was famous for not being in the limelight. In Bowles' time, the cult of personality was taking hold.

Vintage Burroughs for Thanksgiving

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jan Herman

Words of Gratitude. It's the week of Thanksgiving, after all. And here's more Burroughs ... on Jesus ... the A-Bomb ... the Titanic ... Doc Benway .....

Blague d'Art: Brion Gysin, Together at Last

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Frank

The retrospective at New York's New Museum exposes Gysin as a restless experimenter with a consistent vision, an inconsistent style, and an enduring commitment to several art forms.

HuffPost Review: Howl

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Howl is a gutsy, inventive film about an important moment. It's not for everyone but should please those who are open to the chances it takes.

William Burroughs' Unseen Graphic Novel To Be Published

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'The Naked Lunch' author began work on 'Ah Pook Is Here' with artist Malcolm McNeill in 1970, when the story appeared as a monthly comic strip in the ...

Brion Gysin's Mice Come Out to Play

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jan Herman

"Brion Gysin: Dream Machine" opens today (July 7) at the New Museum, in New York, and runs through Oct. 3. It is the first U.S. retrospective of Gysin's work as painter, performer, poet, and writer.

A New Book the Censors Won't Love

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

A new novel hits the bookshelves in Vienna, and the Austrian television network ORF interviews the author. Try getting a novelist interviewed on the evening news in America.