For Playboy, Alexandra Kleeman (You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine) interviews Colin Winnette. On writing his most recent novel Haints Stay, Winnette says his process was like “spending a year or so in my own private Western.” On his short story “Whereabouts,” also published in Playboy, Winnette tells Kleeman, “I’m always interested in the ways that assuming you have the ‘best intentions’ can really fuck things up.”...more
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Ray Bradbury, Joseph Heller, Margaret Atwood, Jack Kerouac, and Kurt Vonnegut all found homes for their stories in Playboy. Now the publication better known for the highly photoshopped pictures of naked women plans to focus on its articles—by March 2016, the magazine will do away with nude pictures....more
Rumpus columnist Rick Moody knows that the idea of the music legend isn’t dead. While everyone seems to be lamenting about “the good ol’ days” he knows there is on icon on every corner.
“It is not so unusual these days—especially in the media and especially among music writers of a certain age—to observe that we don’t have icons like we did of old, we don’t have titans of popular music, we don’t have entertainers astride the stage like we once did, there’s no rock and roll, they just don’t make it like they used to, something terrible has happened to our art form and so on.
In celebration of The Rum Diary hitting theaters at the end of this month, Playboy has created a new channel devoted to Hunter S. Thompson. “The Rum Diary Gonzo Channel” features a number of the author’s “most memorable stories” from the magazine, along with “Thompson-inspired pieces and articles.”...more
Lizzy Acker’s first book of stories Monster Party depicts lost adults, drifting into the coming storm....more
Susie Bright gets into it with Playboy’s Senior Editor, Chip Rowe. Playboy’s new issue includes the “55 Most Important People In Sex” of the past 55 years. Chip wanted to know if Susie would respond to the list, which doesn’t include herself or Simone de Beauvoir but does include Ian Fleming, Pamela Anderson, and Farah Fawcett....more