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William S Burroughs

Burroughs: The Movie Returns to The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, thought lost, is making its comeback through the efforts of Howard Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner.

This Classic Author Was Also An Amazing Photographer

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs [Prestel, $49.95], a collection of the author's photojournalist...

Ralph Steadman in For No Good Reason

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is there a vicar in the room, asked the British artist Ralph Steadman at the premiere of Charlie and Lucy Paul's documentary about him, For No Good Re...

William S. Burroughs' Centennial Year in American Cities, and One Serendipitous Photo at the Morgan Library

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When William S. Burroughs died in August 1997 at age 82, he was the last of the seminal beat writers to go. Jack Kerouac died in 1969, and Allen Ginsb...

William S. Burroughs at 100: Exploding Five Major Myths

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Davis Schneiderman

This year will give us the Burroughs we envision -- and yet the danger is that the diversity and impact of Burroughs' writing, visual art, audio works, and film experiments will be lost in the endless refraction of the mythologizing mirror.

Sundance Envy: Kill Your Darlings to Shakespearean Villain: House of Cards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in 2007, I wrote about "Sundance Envy," an oft misdiagnosed disease with one symptom: celluloid deprivation in January. Dr. Freud, are you listening?

It's Got a Good Beat and You Can Dance to It: E-lit Plays With Time

Illya Szilak | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Unlike conventional literature, which relies on sentence and word density, phrasing and transitional passages to alter narrative rhythm, e-lit can directly modify the reader's perception of time.

Movie Review: On the Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's taken me a while to get around to it, but I wanted to offer a nod of approval for Walter Salles' On the Road, which came out in limited release at the end of 2012.

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

On the Road Again, the Beats at Sundance

Hellin Kay | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Hellin Kay

"The Beat Generation," as Kerouac defined them so early on, has maintained a fascinating hold on popular culture, even though during their heyday they were mocked by the mainstream.

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.

Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, and Me: A Healthy Dose of Disrespect

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For me, the best part of this meandering cartoon movie is a sight gag with Depp's Paul Kemp riding atop his sidekick photographer Bob Sala (Michael Rispoli) in an open vehicle, up and down, up and down over cracked cobblestones on bumpy streets.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Who Have Killed People

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.11.2011 | Celebrity

It turns out some very famous people have done some bad things. ...

Your Favorite Authors' Drinks Of Choice

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books

It’s a well-known stereotype that many literary authors are also raging drunkards. Which, forgive us, doesn’t make us want to emulate them any les...

James Frey Discusses The Big O, His Blasphemous New Book Pre-Oprah Interview

The Fix | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

When she discovered that much of his memoir were fabricated, an irate Oprah Winfrey nearly drove the much-maligned writer to drink. Today he's back on...

Istanbul Publisher Faces Obscenity Trial For Releasing Book

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

ISTANBUL -- Half a century after a U.S. obscenity trial, the work of Beat Generation writer William S. Burroughs is heading back to court, this time i...

PHOTOS: Writers And Their Kitties

writersandkitties.tumblr.com | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

From Zoe Triska, Huffington Post: This blog catalogs famous writers with the pet kittens and cats. Too cute!...

Literary Late Bloomers: Great Authors Who Took A Little Longer To Get Started (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not everyone can be a literary prodigy. There are plenty of authors who didn't reach publishing success until mid-life, or later. There's a fantastic...

Literary Papers for Sale! Getcha Red Hot Papers!

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jan Herman

The cache, dubbed william s. burroughs word horde 2.0, is priced at $260,000. Apparently some institution, or somebody with that kinda bus fare, alrea...

Beat Writers Celebrated at London Film Festival with Mixed Results

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

If you're not already a Burroughs aficionado, this documentary will teach you little about his work and probably not inspire you to seek it out, either. If you are already a Burroughs fan, chances are that you'll have heard it all before.

PEN/ Academy of American Poets / Burroughs in Sartasota

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The annual PEN World Voices Festival gears up in New York, with visiting literati arriving despite volcanic ash and house arrests from repressive gove...

William Burroughs: What Was Inside His Bowery Apartment

Gothamist | Jen Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you know that author William S. Burroughs lived in a partially converted YMCA at 222 Bowery? He called the apartment "The Bunker," and it's still ...

What's on the End of the Fork? 'Naked Lunch @ 50' in Paris

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

The hint is obvious: perhaps we will be able to use synthesized humans to find cryptic viruses in literature of the future

Harold Norse, R.I.P.

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

He said he was a poet, too. I no longer recall what we talked about, but it didn't take long for him to invite me back to his room at 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, the so-called Beat Hotel.

Waiting for a Twitch

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jan Herman

Malcolm Mc Neill's memoir about his longtime collaboration with William S. Burroughs, Observed While Falling, is just as spellbinding as his show at Salomon Arts in Manhattan.