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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 consistently engaging and a pleasure to read in every way… each lecture charged with wisdom, experience, and insight into the writer’s craft, and carried along by the energy and wit of an author who practices what he preaches. read more »
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 'Snuff'.
The book is called 'Pygmy', and it's already written! Read on below for the plot: read more »
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 our new 'Cult journo-team', Christopher Stipp, is a great, in-depth look into how a rising actor finds the time to star in a primetime show on NBC, while also balancing his schedule on a passion project his friends and his have wanted to make for years.
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 for 2008. Also remember that, for the first month they are posted, these essays are only available to Premium Members. Basic Members can view them one month later. So come April 1st, this new essay will be available to all, free, for one month only.
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 interview with TJ Miller. TJ who?
Let me put it this way: By now you've probably all seen Cloverfield. If not, you at least recognize the poster to my right here. Well, TJ Miller is the guy holding the camera the entire movie, who not only provides some much-needed comic relief, but also relates to the audience the best by reacting the way most of us would in a situation like that.
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Chuck turned 46 today.
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 game," "pass out game," "scarf game," "space monkey" and other monikers, the activity involves intentionally trying to strangle oneself or another with hands or some sort of noose to briefly achieve an euphoric state.
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 today.
"Learning to Trust the Tale and Question the Artist": An interview with Jack Ketchum by Joshua Jabcuga
Joshua Jabcuga is a longtime friend and supporter of The Cult. He was also one of the first people online to ever review our Chuck Palahniuk documentary. He's part of a fresh crop of exciting journalists who has tossed his hat into the ring to join our movement to transform The Cult into more than just an official fan site. So expect a ton of great work from him this year spreading the gamut from authors to actors to music to comics. read more »
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.
The interview is broken into three parts.