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8 Apr, 2008 - 7:05pm

Interview: Shawna Kenney, Author of 'I Was A Teenage Dominatrix'

Will Tupper returns with one of his best interviews for The Cult yet.  Author Shawna Kenney sits down to discuss her work in the California punk scene, her journey to writing, and her two books I Was A Teenage Dominatrix and Imposters.

East-coast punk with a pen...

7 Apr, 2008 - 1:53am

SNUFF Tour Dates - Updated With Phone Numbers & Signing Instructions

Updated With Phone Numbers & Signing Instructions!

I contacted Chuck's publicist this weekend about ticket info, and he got back to me with not only phone numbers (below) you should each call for event info, but also specific instructions on how the signing is going to work at...

1 Apr, 2008 - 2:48pm

Chuck Palahniuk's April Essay: Objects

It's April 1st!  Spring is on the horizon.  I've got some bad news though, folks.  Chuck decided not to do an essay for this month.  He's too busy working on the new book.  I'll just stop right there.  That was a horrible attempt at an April Fool's Day prank.  Wow, I think I'm getting old or...

26 Mar, 2008 - 1:16am

Craig Clevenger Returns To The Cult!


Around this time last year we hosted one of our most popular writing intensives ever: 

The Contortionist’s Hotseat with author Craig Clevenger

Craig presented extensive lectures that ran into the thousands of words but were...

20 Mar, 2008 - 3:30pm

'Pygmy': Chuck Palahniuk's 2009 Novel, Plot Revealed!

In emailing back and forth with Chuck earlier this week, I asked him what he's been up to.  I might have been feeling him out for what he's been working on a little.  But it wasn't my primary intention.  Still, little did I know he'd be willing to reveal this much, about his follow-up book to '...

18 Mar, 2008 - 8:42pm

Chuck Palahniuk Interviews Donald Ray Pollock, Author of 'KNOCKEMSTIFF'

As you may have noticed, we have a new banner on the site for a book of short stories called KNOCKEMSTIFF.  Chuck Palahniuk is a big advocate of this book.  He not only had this to say: In KNOCKEMSTIFF, Donald Ray Pollock gives us the...

15 Mar, 2008 - 6:33pm

Interview: Zach Levi, Star Of NBC's 'Chuck'

Our latest interview on the Cult is with Zach Levi, the star of NBC's hot show 'Chuck'.  Zach has a new horror movie out on DVD now called 'Spiral'.  And not only does Zach have a part in it, but he executive produced it! 

This interview, conducted by the latest entry into...

5 Mar, 2008 - 1:10pm

Chuck Palahniuk's March Essay: Body Language Part 1

It's March 5th!  Do you know where you're latest essay from Chuck Palahniuk is?  Well, right here of course.  But yes, it's late.  Chuck sent it to me weeks ago, but it never got to me.  So it's floating in Gmail limbo right now. 

Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 9 more yet...

22 Feb, 2008 - 6:37pm

Interview: TJ Miller, Star Of 'Cloverfield'

Continuing a string of shocking, daring and sexy twists (what, Dennis!?), we're going to break the mold today of how things have been done in the past by featuring our first non-author Interview on the site.  I spoke about this last month, and now the proof is here in the shape of a hysterical...

21 Feb, 2008 - 3:56pm

Happy Birthday, Chuck!

Chuck turned 46 today.

14 Feb, 2008 - 3:53pm

Real Life Choking Game Turns Deadly

Check out the below article about a real life choking game, turned deadly.  Props to Sean Anderson for this one:

THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- At least 82 youths have died from playing the "choking game" since 1995, a new government report shows.

Also known as the "blackout...

7 Feb, 2008 - 12:18pm

Jack Ketchum Interview

Stephen King was once asked, "Who's the scariest guy in America?" His response? "Probably Jack Ketchum." King added "no writer who has read him can help being influenced by him, and no general reader who runs across his work can easily forget him."

Our slew of 2008 interviews continues...

7 Feb, 2008 - 12:05pm

Sundance: Chuck Palahniuk Video Interview

Steve Weintraub over at Collider has just posted a wonderful video interview he conducted with Chuck Palahniuk during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.  The interview gets very indepth on the topics we all want to know the most about. 


6 Feb, 2008 - 3:38pm

Sundance: Audio Interview With Chuck Palahniuk & Clark Gregg

Mark Raffensperger has conducted a very cool audio interview with Chuck Palahniuk and Choke director Clark Gregg over at his site Zoom in Online.

On the Circuit: Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk of Choke

This interviewed was recorded during the 2008...

6 Feb, 2008 - 11:16am

Choke At SxSW Film Festival

The title says it all.  Choke will be playing this year's SxSW Film Festival at Austin, TX.

The festival plays March 7 - 15th.

Props to Kareem for sending this my way.

5 Feb, 2008 - 12:16pm

Time To Vote! - Super Tuesday Is Here

I've voted in the past three presidential elections, but never before on Super Tuesday.  All of that changed this year.  This is one of the most exciting and important elections in recent history.  And I'm not talking about the Republicans.  I'm talking about Obama vs. Hillary.  If you live in a...

1 Feb, 2008 - 7:31pm

Chuck Palahniuk's February Essay: Disconnected Dialogue Part 1

It's February 1st, and you know what that means!  A new essay from Chuck Palahniuk.  Chuck has comitted to 1 year of these, so expect 10 more yet for 2008.  Also remember that, for the first month they are posted, these essays are only available to Premium Members.  Basic Members can view...

31 Jan, 2008 - 3:31pm

Irvine Welsh Interview

Time to strap in and get ready for yet another installment in the evolution of The Cult.  Starting today with Irvine Welsh, you will be seeing a new interview on the site almost every month.  Shit, some months you'll see a new interview every week!  And they won't just be author...

27 Jan, 2008 - 1:50pm

Choke Gets A Theatrical Release Date!

This is why I say a big 'Thank God' that Fox Searchlight was the company that purchased Choke.  Because they've already slated it a release date.

Choke will hit theaters August 1st, 2008!

See it official over at Dark Horizons.

Props again to Caleb Peyman.

27 Jan, 2008 - 1:44pm

Sundance - Choke Wins Award

From the Sundance Film Festival's official site:

A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast was presented to the cast of CHOKE. An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, CHOKE is the sardonic story about mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual...