Alienation

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Tsai Ming-liang by Gary M. Kramer
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Creation, bathrooms, and Buddhism.

Richard Ayoade by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Doppelgangers, Dostoyevsky and the importance of timelessness.

Robert Fitterman’s No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. by Nick Thurston
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Fitterman’s relentless, book-length new poem is composed of public articulations of loneliness harvested from online message boards.

Edwidge Danticat by Garnette Cadogan
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Claire of the Sea Light and the mysteries the ancestors share.

Mary Gaitskill by Matthew Sharpe

The first thing of Mary Gaitskill’s I ever read was a short statement she made at the back of The Best American Short Stories, 1993 about her story “The Girl on the Plane,” in which a man tells a woman in the airplane seat next to his that he once participated in a gang rape.

Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik Sweetheart by William Cohen

Haruki Murakami combines love, pain and the profoundly weird in his novel Sputnik Sweetheart.

Pipilotti Rist by Abby Goldstein
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Pipilotti Rist is a master at combining environments, imagery, sound, and video to create an alternate reality.

Haruki Murakami by John Wesley Harding
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Murakami’s expert manipulation of the mundane into the magical has made him one of the most ubiquitous voices in contemporary fiction.

Whit Stillman by Betsy Sussler
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Damsels in Distress, out now, is Whit Stillman’s first film since 1998. He spoke to Betsy Sussler in 1991 about his debut, the now-classic Metropolitan.

Nick Cave by Lindzee Smith
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Bleak balladeer Nick Cave discusses his foray into fiction writing with Lindzee Smith.

Vacation by Ameena Meer
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When I looked in the bathroom mirror this morning, a crowd of people looked back. 

The Third Person by Michael Oblowitz
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The Third Person is about a modern couple, trapped by their social and economic circumstance in an increasingly more violent and psychologically turbulent relationship with each other. 

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