Charles Bukowski

1960: The Loujon Press adds a new chapter to New Orleans' literary legacy | NOLA.com

<i>The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing</i> <i>300 for 300</i> <i>project, running through 2018 and highlighting the moments</i> …

William S. Burroughs

Review: Annie Baker’s The Aliens is a beautifully structured early career gem

Annie Baker is so good at relinquishing control. Or, more aptly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright is so good at giving us this illusion. She writes like a ventriloquist, channelling the funny, melodic tics of modern vernacular into dialogue that feels unprocessed, meandering and …

Harry Dean Stanton (RIP) Reads Poems by Charles Bukowski

<i>Variety</i> is reporting tonight that Harry Dean Stanton has died in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. He's best remembered, of course, for his roles in …

Culture

A Canadian Poet Laureate Appears To Have Plagiarized Tupac

Pierre DesRuisseaux was Canada's poet laureate from 2009 to 2011.

World News

Ray Donovan Recap: Malfeasance of Security

Ray Donovan<p>Shabbos Goy Season 5 Episode 5<p>Editor's Rating 3 stars<p>The fifth episode of <i>Ray Donovan</i>’s fifth season turns its attention to the Donovan …

Entertainment

Books By Hemingway, Kerouac And Bukowski Are Stolen Most Often

Scott Simon speaks with David Sandberg, owner of Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass., about all the Hemingway, Kerouac and Bukowski books that have kept getting stolen over the years.

Culture

‘Apples of Uncommon Character’ Is Food Writing at Its Most Magical

Plus reviews of ‘Relish,’ ‘Arbitrary Stupid Goal,’ and more<p><i>Welcome to Eater’s</i> <i>Book Club</i><i>, a column where we share the books — old or new — that we’ve read this month. (Yes, there’s a focus on food, eating, and dining out.)</i><p><b>Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known</b> …

Books

Who is stealing all the Bukowski and Kerouac novels?

If it were a mystery novel, this would be the plot: Who was stealing some of the 20th century’s most iconic titles from the shelves at Porter Square …

Boston

The coolest Parisian bar openings of 2017

<b>In partnership with France.fr and Paris je t'aime.</b><p>Life moves pretty fast – and it moves even faster if you're a Parisian bar hopper. To keep you up …

Paris

Writing Workshops as Healing Circles

Spoken Word<i>Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller, and poet. Born and raised in South Bronx, New York,</i> …

Creative Writing

11 Quotes About Game Theory to Understand Our Gambler-in-Chief

Once you stop looking for an underlying strategy in the Trump Presidency – which, from a modest distance, seems to lurch from moment to controversial moment without regard for what came before or what might come tomorrow – you begin to see evidence of the kinds of theories and fallacies that humans …

Culture

Three Charles Bukowski Books Illustrated by Robert Crumb: Underground Comic Art Meets Outsider Literature

Think of the artists you know who, especially in the 1960s and 70s, portrayed an often sordid reality in detail, just as they saw it, garnering …

Culture

Fear The Walking Dead asks: What’s the point of Bukowski?

<i>Fear The Walking Dead</i> sacrificed a lot to get the Clarks to the Otto compound. The first two episodes were very clumsy, as the writers knew where the …

TV

The Watercooler, 8/16/17 - OPEN THREAD

Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…<p>Weird News<p>“Covfefe”: Not just a Tweet-typo …

Conservative View

Where There's Smoke There's Money

Until its legalization in several states, marijuana and the stock exchange were like oil and bong water. Now dozens of companies are listed on U.S. exchanges that profit from cannabis directly or indirectly. The gold rush has had predictable results: some questionable companies that stink up the …

Business

International Cat Day 2017 Quotes: 20 Sayings To Celebrate Your Favorite Felines

Tuesday is International Cat Day — marked across the globe on Aug. 8 to celebrate cats, the world's favorite pet. The day was first marked by IFAW, …

Entertainment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COACH SUMLIN

Gig ‘Em!HEY, HOPE YOU LIKE YOUR CAKE!Just kidding, Coach. We love you. Here’s a quick poem from the unofficial bard of Aggie Football, Chuck …

To experience real agony is…

To experience real agony is something hard to write about, impossible to understand while it grips you; you’re frightened out of your wits, can’t sit still, move, or even go decently insane.

10 More Books for Cat Lovers

Last year I compiled a list of books for cat lovers. Here are ten more witty, heartwarming, and hilarious books for feline fanatics.<i>On Cats</i> by Doris …

Literature

The Man Who Changed the Face of Cinematography Forever

As a Berlin exhibition opens celebrating the life and work of Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller, we remember five of his most groundbreaking …

10 Superb Examples of Abstract Mobile Art

The subject of this week’s showcase of mobile photography highlights 10 abstract mobile art images that were all taken and edited using a smartphone. …

iPhoneography

Where dogs go to die

Reality check: “ … and she said, we’re all like pigs slapped down some lane, our grassbrains singing toward the blade … ” (Charles Bukowski). So now …

Julia Gillard

Name of Groans: Just Really Bad Names

Day four of Eater’s search for the most Truly Awful Restaurant Name<p>It's day four of Name of Groans, Eater's weeklong journey toward the shimmering beacon of hope that is the Most Truly Awful Restaurant Name. To get here, we've waded through the muck of tragic puns (Thelonious Monkfish), sex jokes …

New York City

Tattoo Artist to the Stars Jonathan Shaw Spills His Guts in the Memoir Scab Vendor

Listening to Jonathan Shaw’s stories, it may seem like he’s just a bottle of Dos Equis shy of being the Most Interesting Man in the World. From …

Tattoos

Noah Van Sciver Brings Humor to Failure in Fante Bukowski Two

Over the past decade, Noah Van Sciver has established himself as one of the leading cartoonists of his generation. His one-man anthology <i>Blammo</i>, which …

Authors

8 Books for the 8 Weeks of Summer

<i>by Lee Cross</i><p>Looking for a few books to read in the sunny summer months? Perhaps with a quite glass of you favourite tipple? Well, you can’t wrong …

Books

This Street Artist Found His Voice In The Midst Of Personal Turmoil

<i>Resurrection of Angels- Los Angeles</i><p>There’s a certain degree of obsession that’s intertwined with being a great artist. An intense devotion to the craft that manifests itself in various ways. Visual artists have a way of looking at the world that’s entirely unique, and their immersion in and search …

Street Art

Charles Bukowski: How to Stand out in a Noisy World

<i>“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”</i><p>It’s a line only Bukowski could have written. To …

'Whose bloody round is it?' Is the art of 'shouting' dying out?

The powerful and ancient ritual of round-buying in a pub is bound by the most commonly understood norms of behaviour.<p>Someone buys you a drink, you …

15th century

Ten Things About San Francisco That Are Annoying AF

We should all be so lucky to live in San Francisco, even if there are a lot of things about living in our fair city that piss me the fuck off. I took …

San Francisco