I wanted to get this one up sooner, as the magazine has been on newstands for over a week now, but we've been sort of deluged by news updates lately. (and the 'Pygmy' tour hasn't even started yet!). Anyway, Chuck Palahniuk is the main interview in the May issue of Playboy, now out.
Hey, guys! With the May 6th reading for Chuck Palahniuk's Pygmy tour close to selling out, the good people of The Strand have decided to move the event to a larger venue. This will allow them to offer more tickets. Enough from me though, here's the word from The Strand:
'Pygmy' tour dates for Canada are here. Click each link below for the specific Calendar page, which includes more details on the event, such as websites, times, phone numbers and locations. Also, read below for instructions for each event.
Toronto, ON - May 12th
On April 24th, The Informers, the latest adaptation of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, hits select theaters. For Ellis, this is a particularly unique adaptation as this is the first time that he has a co-screenwriter credit on the finished product. In fact, Ellis was involved during every stage of production, from writing over seventeen drafts of the script, to being on set, to viewing tons of cuts in the editing studio. It is perhaps for this reason that it hits him harder than most that the end result of the film is something he has very conflicted
Often it’s noted that fiction work mimics reality; especially the author’s known and experienced reality. This would certainly explain Jerry Stahl’s newest release Pain Killers. After all, the protagonist is a jaded ex-addict whose tone sounds similar to Stahl’s own narrations in his narco-memoir Permanent Midnight. How would one explain, though, how he writes with such familiarity about the book’s other key concepts – Nazis, hookers and transvestite urine (oh my!)?