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25 Mar, 2009 - 4:29pm

Tour Dates For "Pygmy"!

Today is the day you've been waiting for.  Tour dates for Chuck's upcoming book "Pygmy" are here.  Below are the cities and dates.  Click each link below for specific details in our awesome new Calendar section.

Boston, MA - May 5thDetails here

NYC, NY - May...

18 Mar, 2009 - 2:31pm

Recommendations Section Returns With A Vengeance!

A couple years back, we had a beloved section on the site called Palahniuk-esque Authors.  With the help of people like Will Tupper, this section became a mecca on The Cult, where fans of Chuck could explore authors that might fall into...

17 Mar, 2009 - 2:34pm

Another Positive Review of 'Pygmy'

Another positive of 'Pygmy' just turned up.  This one from Booklist.  Props to Keir Graff for shooting this one our way.

"In a time of justifiable concern about terrorism, Palahniuk has written a hilarious novel about an unlikely terrorist cell: foreign-exchange students who arrive at a...

11 Mar, 2009 - 5:04pm

"Fight Club" Inspired, Fan-Made Photo Shoot

Big props to Luke Felton.  Him and his buddies got together one Friday night and re-enacted some of the great scenes from 'Fight Club'.  Lotta love, enthusiasm and talent here.

Check out all the pics in our Gallery!...

8 Mar, 2009 - 12:12am

"Pygmy" Gets Its First Review From Publisher's Weekly: SPOILERS!

Props to Rayo C. for spotting this first.  Let's hope we see more of these soon.

Pygmy Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday, $24.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-385-52634-0

Palahniuk’s 10th novel (after Snuff) is a potent if cartoonish cultural satire that succeeds despite its...

6 Mar, 2009 - 11:04pm

Ukrainian 'Fight Club' Prank On Side Of Apartment Building

Wow. This is just awesome. It seems a group of activists in the Ukraine calling themselves the UA Resistance, invoked the spirit of Tyler Durden by lighting up the side of an apartment complex in the form of a giant smiley face. The act was done in a non-violent...

23 Feb, 2009 - 4:21pm

Podcast Review Of 'Choke'

There's a new review up for the 'Choke' DVD from Steve Brown. The review is comprised in his latest podcast, along with an interview with writer/director Clark Gregg.

Listen to podcast here!

21 Feb, 2009 - 4:19am

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Let's all wish the big guy a Happy Birthday today.  Rather then say his age, I'll just tell ya that he was born in 1962 and let you do the math.  ;)

So, in keeping with Chuck's spirit; rather then make this thread all about him.... (after all,...

20 Feb, 2009 - 7:30pm

Chuck Palahnkiuk 'Choke' Q&A In FILTER Magazine

Filter Magazine just posted an exclusive interview with Chuck Palahniuk with his thoughts on the "Choke" film:

Read The Q&A Here!

Short but sweet.

17 Feb, 2009 - 5:12pm

'Choke' Is Now On DVD!

'Choke' is now on DVD and you can order it from Amazon today!

Here's a listing of the features that are included with the DVD:

My Name is Victor and I’m a Sex Addict A Mother’s Love, From the Los Angeles Film Festival Fox... more
1 Feb, 2009 - 8:59pm

The Cult 2009 Launches!!!

Okay, I think my staff and I all have "eyes-bugging-out-of-our-skulls" syndrome. It's a rare condition. It afflicts those who have been working around the clock to launch a massive new version of an expansive author website.

I won't spend too long on a history...

21 Jan, 2009 - 8:56am

Chuck's Plans For The 2009 Workshop

Greetings, all!  2009 is officially underway, so I wanted to take a little more time to hone down and elaborate on Chuck's wonderful post from January 2nd.  There's a lot to digest there, and while Chuck got to the meat and potatoes of it, he didn't quite explain all...

2 Jan, 2009 - 11:40pm

Welcome To 2009

Last night our writers group met at Suzy’s house, and we took turns announcing what we’d accomplish with our writing in the coming year. After a decade of this ritual it’s too easy to simply resolve to complete a current project, then begin and complete another....

24 Dec, 2008 - 1:13pm

Happy Holidays From The Cult!

On behalf of, we want to wish you all a Happy Holidays!  We hope that you're with family and friends this season, and that you get to relax and enjoy yourself.  I've got a sister who's moving to San Francisco, so most my time spent in New York this...

18 Dec, 2008 - 11:10pm

Choke On DVD! Details Here

Our friends over at just posted a helluva story.  CHOKE is coming to DVD on February 17th, 2009, and here are all the details:

Featurettes: My Name is Victor and I’m a Sex Addict A Mother’s Love, From the Los Angeles Film... more
12 Dec, 2008 - 3:23pm

Chuck Palahniuk Tshirts & DVD - Holiday Sale!

If any of you are looking for a great gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season, we have it.  Tshirts and DVDs are now on sale!.   First, we have our 'Choke' and 'Survivor' Tshirts, which (along with the rest of our inventory) are all marked down to $16 each.  We also now...

3 Dec, 2008 - 4:09pm

Chuck Palahniuk's December Essay, "A Story from Scratch, Act Three"

Welcome to December. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  I personally drank too much the night before, and was so hung-over, I couldn't taste anything the next day.  So alas, all that great taste was robbed from me.. Today, we continue with, what is easily, one of the best...

24 Nov, 2008 - 1:09pm

Chuck Palahniuk Crafts Swap Site

This is a piece of news that can only exist with the awesome fans of Chuck Palahniuk. It seems someone has gone and set up a site where Chuck fans can take pictures of and swap their handmade Palahniuk items. Similar to how Chuck himself hand-makes a lot of items he sends out in his...

18 Nov, 2008 - 2:15pm

Chuck Palahniuk Signs & Inscribes Books At St. Helens

UPDATE: This date has now passed. As always though, St. Helen's is accepting orders for Chuck's next stop in. At this time though, we do not know when that will be.

Chuck Palahniuk is dropping into St. Helens Book Shop, our favorite affiliates,...

16 Nov, 2008 - 4:12pm

PYGMY: Official Description For Chuck Palahniuk's Next Novel Now On Amazon

Chuck Palahniuk's next book will be "Pygmy". It's not due in stores until May 5, 2009. But the official description just went up on Amazon last week.

"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival midwestern American airport...