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27 Apr, 2009 - 3:39pm

Winners Selected For Pygmy 'Operation Havoc' Contest

The winners of the Doubleday contest to select stickers for 'Operation Havoc' have been selected.  To recap, this was a contest hosted on Crowdspring to get designs for stickers for the upcoming Pygmy tour.  These...

25 Apr, 2009 - 1:27pm

Chuck Palahniuk Interview In The May Issue Of Playboy

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...

24 Apr, 2009 - 4:18pm

Pygmy Tour: More Tickets Added To NYC Strand Reading!

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...

23 Apr, 2009 - 3:31pm

'Pygmy' CANADA Tour Dates!

'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.


20 Apr, 2009 - 1:23pm

Dress Up For The 'Pygmy Tour And Receive Prizes From Chuck!

Chuck has a personal request for you all today, about the upcoming 'Pygmy' tour.

Notice Regarding the 2009 Book Tour for Pygmy:

Wear a Costume, Get a Prize.  At this spring’s book events for Pygmy, I’ll be looking for people who attend wearing the native costumes...

17 Apr, 2009 - 12:21pm

'Pygmy': Vote On Your Favorite 'Operation Havoc' Stickers!

Hello all!  Doubleday needs our helps.  Using the site crowdSPRING, they have designed a slew of mock stickers for 'Operation Havoc', the fictitious terrorist group in Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming novel Pygmy.  Doubleday needs you all to vote on...

7 Apr, 2009 - 2:06pm

Chuck's February Feedback Of Workshop Submissions

Remember earlier this year when we unveiled the awesome news that, not only would Chuck Palahniuk be reading five original fan stories every month, submitted via our Workshop, but that he'd also be critiquing each story and providing invaluable...

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....