The skies over Austin are awash with phantasmagoria on the third Tuesday of every month. Like clockwork on some planet where clocks keep track only of the passage of Tuesdays, enigmatic shadows with burning, red eyes are seen floating in a most peculiar way before descending through the treetops to land at the entrance to … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Met The Mothman And Lived To Tell About It!
Come one, come all! Step right up into the healing spark of the Nightmare Factory Book Club! No matter the malady, regardless of ailment, if you accept the infernal circuitry of the Nightmare Factory, your problems will be forgotten, and the pure vision that is unspeakable chaos will be granted unto you. The secret electricity … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Experiences The 5th Great Awakening With Stephen King’s REVIVAL
Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt by Kristin Hersch Don't Suck, Don't Die. Truer words have never been spoken about the art of performance, especially so for Athens, Georgia based Vic Chesnutt. a paraplegic since the age of 18. Every show, every tour, every album he lived by that code. Constantly angry and … Continue reading Joe Johnston Turner’s Favorite Books of 2015 in Alphabetical Order (Part 1)
John Waters - gay pope of trash and vile connoisseur of low culture - attempted something extraordinary, risking life, sanity, and intestinal fortitude for art (or a queasy approximation thereof). Terminally in between films, the notorious, lowbrow director of Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. Demented, Hairspray, and a dozen more celluloid slimeballs walked out of his … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Gets Carsick With John Waters
In The Future Perfect, Susan Taylor Chehak (author of Rampage, Harmony, Smithereens, and many more) interviews John Irving (a man that likely needs no introduction, but just in case, he's the author of The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Until I find you, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules, and … Continue reading weekend reading
The origin of The Conformist starts with Carlo Rosselli. Roselli was a major political figure in the anti-Fascist movements in Italy, Paris, and in the Spanish Civil War. He founded the anti-Fascist movement Giustizia e Liberta or Justice and Freedom. On June 9, 1937 while visiting the French resort town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, he was murdered … Continue reading The Authors & Auteurs Book Club Refuses To Become The Conformist
Amy Poehler wasn't always America's favorite aggressively positive city councilwoman Leslie Knope on television's Parks and Recreation. Nor was she born into the role of writer, performer, and all-around comedy goddess on Saturday Night Live. It was no accident that she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and starred in the Upright Citizens … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Stands With Amy Poehler And Says “Yes Please!”
Deep in the Infinite Image: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Zachary Thomas Dodson’s Bats of the Republic Bats! Texas! Overlapping genres! Parallel timelines! Archival records! Full disclosure: I am an archivist who is a former graphic designer--who also has a weak spot for misunderstood animals. If there is any book that is written … Continue reading Deep in the Infinite Image: The New & Noteworthy Book Club Discusses Bats of the Republic
The lights in your train car flicker as the subway changes tracks, making an unexpected detour through forgotten caverns deep below the city. Pale eyes shine back at you through fogged and graffiti-scarred windows as you try to make sense of your surroundings. Gaining speed, your train plummets past abandoned stations, illegible insignia scrawled in … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Has Touched The Rail That Is The Lesser Dead!
Todd Glass's situation is unique. After a killer set at the Largo at the Coronet, he retreated backstage to receive some well-deserved accolades from his peers. Two seconds later, he was face down in the filthy carpet of the comedy club, apparently in the throes of a serious heart attack. When Sarah Silverman came to … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Drops In To See What Kind Of Situation THE TODD GLASS SITUATION Is In.