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Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Alex Ross Perry by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“This is not a movie that invites you to really empathize with these characters, nor is that the point.”

Michael M. Bilandic by Gary M. Kramer
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The art world, horror rap, and Delaware.

Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé
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“My addiction has to do with performance, with creating a very real situation and then dealing with all the physical problems surrounding it.” —Matthew Barney

Denis Côté by Steve Macfarlane
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Québécois filmmaker Denis Côté on filmic revenge, horror, and making a film in seven days.

Damaged Goods: John Landis by Craig Hubert
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The director’s varied career, the “wild energy” behind his films, and why he loves monsters.

Damaged Goods: Shock Value by ​Craig Hubert
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Craig Hubert sits down with Jason Zinoman to discuss horror films’ capacity to enthrall, terrify, and addict audiences.

They Live by Justin McNeil
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“I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” Justin McNeil reviews Jonathan Lethem’s non-fiction book,They Live, an examination of the movie of the same name.

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist
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When Antichrist premiered at Cannes, the Internet went buzzing.

Lars Von Trier: The Kingdom II by Maria Mackinney
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I drew my first breath at the Kingdom Hospital in Copenhagen. Many years later, my dear 94-year-old great-grandmother drew her last within those same walls, and that same year I spent my 22nd birthday there after my boyfriend had tried to open my inaugural oyster with scissors.

Larry Fessenden’s Habit by Suzan Sheman
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Habit is low budget and gritty, fitting for its setting in the lower Manhattan bars, tenement apartments, and Italian festivals of summer—you can almost smell the sausages and peppers smoldering.

Todd Haynes by Alison MacLean
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Independent filmmakers Alison Maclean (Crush) and Todd Haynes (Poison) talk about genre busting in Haynes’s feature film Safe, about a woman who turns to New Age cures for an environmental disease.

Donna Tartt by Jill Eisenstadt
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College pals Donna Tartt and Jill Eisenstadt exchange campus lore and anecdotes about the novel-writing process while discussing Tartt’s The Secret History. A refreshing glance at two young writers who found early success.

David Cronenberg by Bette Gordon
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Cronenberg talks to Bette Gordon about the supernatural and horrific qualities of his filmography.

Gargoyle by Patrick McGrath
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Gargoyle the dwarf slept in the sewers by day, and by night he haunted the high regions of a decaying and abandoned theater, where he concealed his ugliness beneath a cloak of darkness.

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