He barks at Coco. Coco barks back. ...more
Tags: dogs, fathers, Fight Club, Julianna Baggott, marriage, mothers, neighbors, parenthood, parenting, pets, pregnancy, relationships, Rumpus Original Fiction, short fiction, short stories, short story
Adrian Todd Zuniga discusses his debut novel, COLLISION THEORY.
Tags: Adrian Todd Zuniga, Bright Lights Big City, Collision Theory, death, debut novel, elvis, Fight Club, first book, Great Gatsby, grief, home, Housekeeping, Literary Death Match, Longshot, los angeles, love, Mahershala Ali, Mary Anna King, mothers, mothers and sons, opium magazine, Rare Bird, romantic comedies, Scott Porter, screenwriting, Sleepless in Seattle, Stockholm, The Handmaid's Tale, travel, traveling, Video Games, When Harry Met Sally
[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is. ...more
Tags: abortion, addict, addiction, alcohol, Andrew Kane, Andrew O’Hehir, Bay Area, Brian Zarate, California, California 90420, cannabis, Chicago, Chuck Palahniuk, Dale Sky Jones, Dean Shull, death, documentary, drugs, Facebook, Fight Club, Heath Ledger, Heroin, John Hirsch, Klonopin, Lords of Dogtown, marijuana, Mitch Hedberg, Oaksterdam University, overdose, Pot, pregnancy, Proposition 19, punk, Richard Lee, San Francisco, suicide, Waiting...
Gorilla and the Bird
is an important resource for anyone impacted by the scope of bipolar disorder, as well as those who want to learn more about it. ...more
Tags: Abby Sher, Allison Britz, bipolar, bipolar disorder, Crazy, daphne merkin, David Adam, Fight Club, Gorilla and the Bird, Jaime Lowe, John Elder Robison, Legal Aid Society, Manhattan, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, mothers, mothers and sons, Myles McD, Ron Powers, schizophrenia, Scott McNeight, Zack McDermott
Everywhere people are shoving things into the ground—time capsules not to be opened until the year 2100, the more optimistic postmarked for 3000—letters to the future in the language of the now. ...more
Tags: 2001: A Space Odyssey, 9/11, Afghanistan, American Beauty, Arthur Palm, Ben Wirth, Blur, Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera, Conan O'Brien, Don DeLillo, Ernst Bloch, essay, Fight Club, Grunge, Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, lauren berlant, Lenny Bruce, Limp Bizkit, Lost in Translation, Marilyn Manson, math, Michael Stipe, Moore's Law, MTV, Music, New Year's Eve, New Years, No Doubt, Office Space, personal essay, pop music, progress, R.E.M., REM, Rousseau, skype, Stanley Kubrick, technology, the 2000s, the future, The Matrix, Times Square, TV, Y2k, y2k bug
What happens to a place when it can no longer define itself by its history, when it tears everything down? What is the rust belt without the plants, the factories? Who is the boy without his sister? ...more
Tags: Alexander Pines, asylum, Brad Pitt, drugs, East Village, Fight Club, gender, Gender Identity, hormones, masculinity, Midwest, new york, pharma, Rust Belt, surgery, testosterone, the Pixies, trans, transgender, transitioning, Tyler Durden, Where Is My Mind
For The Millions, Jacob Lambert explores how listening to music while writing can influence performance. Although some studies show that music may impede concentration and “disrupt writing fluency,” others suggest that music can “lift your mood and increase your arousal.” Lambert is ultimately inconclusive in the article, however he does reference Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, which was written while […]
Novelist Bud Smith talks about his new book,
F-250, working construction and metalworking, finding writing after his friend’s death, and crashing his car over and over again. ...more
Tags: A Clockwork Orange, autodidacts, ben loory, Brian Alan Ellis, Bud Smith, Bullshit Rodeo, Calm Face, car crashes, Chuck Palahniuk, construction, conversational fiction, creativity, David Fincher, death, desk jobs, Donald Ray Pollock, F-250, Fight Club, Fugazi, Good Will Hunting, High Fidelity, I'm From Electric Peak, index cards, iphone, journalism, love triangles, Mark Brunetti, Matt Damon, Matt Nelson, mechanic, mellow pages, Misti Rainwater-Lites, New Jersey, new york, Nick Hornby, novel, Novelist, Piscataway House, poetry, poly romance, polyamory, Ray Bradbury, rules, running off to the circus, Sabra Embury, Tables Without Chairs, Tollbooth, welding, writing
How do you share your favorite books with your kids when those books aren’t quite G-rated? Over at Mashable, Chuck Palahniuk performs a reading from his nonexistent book, Fight Club 4 Kids.
At the New York Times Sunday Book Review, humorist and journalist Henry Alford gives advice for borrowing books, giving books as gifts, and commenting on books when you recognize the one the stranger across from you on the train is reading (conclusion: you should probably keep your opinions to yourself). One of his best tips: […]
was never a fairytale. It’s a painful howl into a night that probably isn’t listening and that is more a cry of pain than a drive to hurt. ...more
Tags: Arielle Bernstein, Brad Pitt, David Fincher, Edward Norton, femininity, feminism, Fight Club, Gender Identity, Helena Bonham Carter, identity politics, masculinity, Megan Koester
Our managing editor, Isaac Fitzgerald, is a MUNI hero for interfering in a bus fight. I give him special props for not allowing the fight to escalate even after being popped in both the face and ribs by a crazy lady. Well done, sir. Well done.