Coming from Montreal’s notable music scene, the She-Devils, Audrey Ann Boucher and Kyle Jukka, approach their music-making more as visual artists than songwriters. Boucher draws and paints cartoon-influenced images, including the group’s album art, and Jukka is a “sound sculptor,” molding sonic pieces from samples and loops. Their eponymous debut album She-Devils, now out via Secretly Canadian, […]
Tags: Album of the Week, Andy Warhol, Audrey Ann Boucher, Gregg Araki, John Waters, Kyle Jukka, Montreal, Music, quentin tarantino, Secretly Canadian, She-Devils, Yayoi Kusama
Kea Wilson discusses her debut novel
We Eat Our Own, the influence of film on her work, and what she’s learned from working as a bookseller. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, actors, Amazon Rainforst, bookseller, bookstores, Cannibal Holocaust, Colombia, debut novel, debut novelist, disnarration, Film, first book, first novels, Hitchcock, horror, horror films, Italian Film, kea Wilson, María Eugenia Vásquez Perdomo, Marshall Klimasewiski, My Life as a Colombian Revolutionary, Psycho, quentin tarantino, research, Ruggero Deodato, ryan krull, surveillance, The Lives of Others, theater, We Eat Our Own
Manuel Gonzales talks about his new novel,
The Regional Office is Under Attack!, transitioning from nonprofit work to teaching, and how to zig when a trope wants you to zag. ...more
Tags: 10 Things I Hate About You, 826 Valencia, Alias, Alistair MacLeod, Austin, Austin Bat Cave, Blade Runner, Books, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charlie's Angels, Columbia, Comic Book Guy, daniel alarcon, Deadpool, Die Hard, dollhouse, EMily St John Mandel, Ernest Cline, fiction, genre, graduate school, Graham Oliver, Heath Ledger, Helen Oyeyemi, high school, Interviews, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joss Whedon, Junot Diaz, Kentucky, Kill Bill, Manuel Gonzales, marlon james, Mean Girls, MFA, nonprofit, novels, poverty, quentin tarantino, Ready Player One, Riverhead Books, science fiction, Station Eleven, teaching, teaching writing, Texas, The Black Hole, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Godfather, The Karate Kid, The Miniature Wife, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, The Simpsons, tropes, University of Kentucky, writing, YA Literature
Rewriting the classics has become a stale and risk-averse strategy. But that shouldn’t spoil the fun of our larger culture of remixing.
Tags: A Theory of Adaptation, A Thousand Acres, Anne Tyler, as I lay dying, At the Mountains of Madness, Awake, Boy Snow Bird, Chinatown, Dickens, Double Take, E.L. James, ekphrasis, Elizabeth Graver, Faulkner, Finders Keepers, gillian flynn, Gotham, Graham Swift, Great Expectations, H.P. Lovecraft, Helen Oyeyemi, Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Inherent Vice, J.M. Tyree, James Wood, Jane Eyre, Jane Smiley, Jeanette Winterson, Johan Grimonprez, jonathan franzen, Jorge Luis Borges, Kate Chopin, Kill Bill, Last Orders, Linda Hutcheon, Liquid Swords, Mad Max: Fury Road, Madeleine Is Sleeping, Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Michael McGriff, Mr. Fox, Mumford and Sons, Our Secret Life in the Movies, Patricia Park, purity, pynchon, quentin tarantino, Ralph Waldo Emerson, raymond chandler, Re Jane, Rihanna, Robert Altman, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Shakespeare, specimen days, Stephen King, The Awakening, The Big Lebowski, The Big Sleep, The Birds, The Gold Bug Variations, The Hours, The Long Goodbye, Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance, Tom McCarthy
is revolutionary because it disrupts both content and genre, beautifully showcasing what these superhero-action stories so consistently overlook, while embodying the success of what the genre could achieve. ...more
Tags: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Agent Cooper, Alana Hauser, anime, Beatrix Kiddo, Catwoman, Edge of Tomorrow, femininity, feminism, femme fatale, Guardians of the Galaxy, horror, Katniss, Kill Bill, kung fu, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Palmer, Mad Max, masculinity, quentin tarantino, superheroes, Superwoman, Tasha Robinson, The Avengers, The Babadook, The Brave One, The Dissolve, The Expendables, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Hunger Games, The Lego Movie, Thriller: They Call Her One Eye, Tomb Raider, twin peaks, Uma Thurman, vigilante, violence, violence against women
Look, we’re going to have to make a decision about Quentin Tarantino.
L.S.B. That’s what my crew called themselves. Light Skinned Bitches. I refused to say it. The light-skinned part.
is not a movie with “villains.” Instead, the movie itself is villainous. ...more
There is an unpleasant moment about halfway through Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained.
The problem with Tarantino’s Django Unchained is that it’s a very good movie. Wildly entertaining, expertly made, and very fun to watch. I loved almost every second of the watching of it.
This week in New York, lit mags The Faster Times, The Rumpus, Gigantic and Open City throw holiday parties, James Gallery holds Pornography in the City panel, Nick Flynn and Joseph Fasano read at Projection, LDM holds Holiday Episode, Stephen Elliott discusses the making of memoir, the Bloodsugars perform, Quentin Tarantino talks, Gabriel Orozco gets […]
Tags: Andre da Loba, Anthony Swofford, Cindy Sherman, Colum McCann, Gabriel Orozco, Laurie Simmons, Literary Death Match, Little Murders, Nick Flynn, Open City, Pornography in the City, quentin tarantino, Rozalia Jovanovic, Stephen Elliott, Terese Svoboda, the adderall diaries, the Bloodsugars, Timothy Donnelly
My family was recently out of town for a five days, leaving me home alone with over 800 pages (no exaggeration) of student work to read and comment upon. My reward for getting through a day of writing about free indirect style and character arcs was to watch a lot of movies, both in the […]
Tags: A Scanner Darkly, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Man on Wire, Paprika, quentin tarantino, ryan, Ryan Boudinot, the eyeball, The Holy Mountain, waltz with bashir
Quentin Tarantino’s new film, the mysteriously misspelled Inglourious Basterds, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last week to mixed reviews. According to Tarantino, the film is a comic revenge fantasy about “the power of cinema bringing down the Third Reich.”