William S. Burroughs

The Sundance Kid Meets Author William S. Burroughs On Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction

New book examines how sci-fi and William S. Burroughs transformed David Bowie into Ziggy Stardust

In 1972, David Bowie was a rising singer/songwriter with a few hits to his name — songs that would later become legendary, like "Space Oddity" and …

Science Fiction

How William S. Burroughs Embraced, Then Rejected Scientology, Forcing L. Ron Hubbard to Come to Its Defense (1959-1970)

William S. Burroughs was a cultural prism. Through him, the mid-century demi-monde of illicit drug use and marginalized sexualities—of occult …

Culture

Sunday Reading: The Beat Generation

The poet Allen Ginsberg was born ninety-two years ago today, on June 3rd, 1926. To celebrate, we’re bringing you pieces about the Beat Generation and the ways it changed American culture. Subscribers can read Jane Kramer’s two-part Profile of Ginsberg, which follows him across America, from …

Literature

Ignored Prayers Continues Its Cult Aesthetic With SS18 Delivery Two

Featuring nods to William S. Burroughs, Grace Jones and Nascar Racing.<p>Continuing its Spring/Summer 2018 releases, Ignored Prayers returned with the second delivery of its latest seasonal range.<p>This time around, the fledgling streetwear label brought a greater focus on graphic stories, in addition …

William S. Burroughs

15 Famous Celebrities Who Murdered Their Wives

55 percent of female homicide victims in the USA were killed by an intimate partner.<p>15. SCOTT PETERSON SEES DOLLAR SIGNS<p>Scott Peterson, a fertilizer …

Crime

Headphone Highlights – Sophia Brous: Music for Dreaming

Brett Walker<p>Take a trip through the surreal and transformative music of dreams, led by the NY-­based Australian composer, singer and performer.<p>Sophia …

Blade Runner

WATCH: William S. Burroughs Exhibition

Beat and counterculture author Barry Miles tells Richie Troughton about his relationship with William S. Burroughs in London ahead of an exhibition …

William S. Burroughs

Writing Under the Influence

[image] Over at the Paris Review website, the staff of the magazine has put together an entertaining and informative compendium of quotes from famous …

Hunter S. Thompson

Tobi Haslett on Mark E. Smith

<b>Mark E. Smith and The Fall performing on The Tube television show, London, November 8, 1985</b>. Photo: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock.<p><b>YOU CAN TELL</b> how a trombone …

North Sea

Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Can No Longer Play His Horn, But He's Still Searching for His Sound

Few, if any, genres of music have gone through a lifecycle as dynamic as jazz. It started in the most earthy way possible — underscoring turn of the …

Native Americans

The 67 Most Inspirational Quotes To Never Stop Dreaming

A collection of quotes to inspire you to always let your mind wander. Dream on.<p>♥<p>“Man is a genius when he is dreaming. –Akira Kurosawa<p>“Lose your …

Motivation

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Opening the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco in 1953, Lawrence Ferlinghetti created a gathering place and publishing house for Beat poets. It …

Coney Island

William S. Burroughs on the cut-up technique and meeting Samuel Beckett & Bob Dylan

“It’s the stink of death, citizens!” (Photo by Peter Hujar)This hour-long BBC Radio special opens with “Old Lady Sloan,” the Mortal Micronotz’ …

Literature

Life lessons from the world’s most influential writers

Imagine sitting down with James Baldwin to gauge his thoughts on how best to live your life, and he says something like, “you have to go the way your blood beats. If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live some other life, you won’t live any life at all”. Or Ernest Hemmingway, who …

Literature

Writers are the stars of this film festival

New York spotlight<p>Within the global scope of the LitFilm festival, check out these films about writers with New York City connections.<p><b>‘Arthur Miller:</b> …

Literature

Today in History for February 5th

William S. Burroughs

That time Bill Murray interviewed William S. Burroughs on Ken Kesey’s farm

Bill Murray, Ken Kesey, and the video crew at the First Perennial Poetic Hoo-Haw, 1976 (photo by Clyde Keller) <br>“Everybody with his fucking hand out,” …

Bill Murray

North Carolina Based Producer Hanz Shares The Miasmic Hip-Hop Collage Of ‘King Speed’

North Carolina based producer Hanz (aka Brandon Juhans) has shared “King Speed.” You can hear the song above.<p>The song, influenced by William S. Burroughs’ cut-up technique, is a slow burning set of shifting textures, like a low hanging cloud of samples. The sharp hits of the drum beat are the only …

Music

The Lexington Cure

In Lexington, where I’m from, a federal medical prison stands on the town’s west side. Far off the main road, it does not ask our attention as we …

Jazz

Doomsday Clock #1: The First Watchmen/DC Crossover, Annotated

It’s 1986, 1992 and 2017 all over again as DC rolls out the game-changing <i>Doomsday Clock</i>. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original <i>Watchmen</i> miniseries …

Doomsday

Why Exactly is This Book Obscene? (Skip to the Dirty Bits)

Plenty of books have been banned or censored over the years—and even more attempts have been made to ban and censor them. But I’ve always wondered …

Literature

Forgiving the Unforgivable: Geronimo’s Descendants Seek to Salve Generational Trauma

<b>1.<br>OKLAHOMA TO TEXAS</b><p>On a Monday in early August I find myself spooning soil from Geronimo’s grave at a prisoner of war cemetery in Oklahoma into a …

Indigenous Peoples

From Sgt. Pepper to Dreamachines: My Odyssey With William S. Burroughs

This Arts and Medicine essay explores the relevance of writer and artist William S. Burroughs to clinical medicine, and his importance to the …

Medicine

Filmmaker Jonas Mekas reveals the private world of '60s legends

<b>(CNN) —</b> He recorded John Lennon's honeymoon and helped give Andy Warhol his start in filmmaking. So it makes sense, then, that the filmmaker and photographer Jonas Mekas -- often regarded as the godfather of American avant-garde cinema -- has a lot of stories.<p>Since 2000, Mekas has been organizing …

CNN

X-Men Legends is still the greatest Marvel video game

Growing up, watching <i>X-Men</i> was a must for me. As the little porker I was, shunning daylight and exercise for the warm glow of my television set, I …

Comics

'In the Shadows' ('Gali Guliyan'): Film Review | Mumbai 2017

Manoj Bajpayee is a lonely paranoiac losing his grip on reality in Dipesh Jain's psychological thriller.<p>A thriller whose tense, dystopian atmosphere …

Manoj Bajpayee

7 Terrible Adaptations That Changed Everything (And 8 That Are Amazing)

by Jamie Gerber<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>When it comes to adaptations, change isn’t always a bad thing. We all love our favorite books, comics and cartoons, but …

Movies

Les 5 expos à ne pas rater cette semaine

Chaque semaine, le meilleur des expos art contemporain à Paris et en région<p><b>Julie Béna, Have you seen Pantopon Rose ?</b><p>Au fil de la lecture du Festin Nu …

France

16 Things You Never Knew About Blade Runner

by Turner Minton<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>More than three decades removed from the premiere of Ridley Scott’s timeless sci-fi classic <b>Blade Runner</b>, fans of the …

Science Fiction