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25 Apr, 2008 - 11:07am

Chuck Palahniuk In May Issue Of Maxim

Chuck has an awesome new article in the May 2008 issue of Maxim magazine. It's about his experiences on the set of the Choke production in New Jersey last summer.

Go pick up the issue now.  There's also a great picture of Chuck inside, and some short write-ups about...

23 Apr, 2008 - 7:59pm

There Will Be No Canadian SNUFF Tour

I unfortunately had to make that news title as blunt as possible.  I just heard back from Chuck's Canadian publicist.  And it turns out that Chuck will not be doing any tour dates in Canada for his Snuff.

Still no word on any European or Asian dates.  Stay tuned though.  I'm working...

21 Apr, 2008 - 8:36pm

Chuck Palahniuk Picture On PEN America

PEN asked its members (which I assume Chuck is one) to submit photos of their private lifes.  Check out the picture that Chuck submitted of his dog (Imp I believe), hanging out in his basement with some 'friends'.

I can...

21 Apr, 2008 - 2:28pm

Snuff Promo - Chuck Palahniuk Interviews Porn Legend Cassie Wright - Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three part interview Chuck Palahniuk composed with porn legend Cassie Wright, star of Chuck's upcoming novel 'Snuff'!

Stay tuned for Part 3 soon, as well as a whole slew of videos leading up to the release of '...

14 Apr, 2008 - 3:24pm

Snuff Promo - Chuck Palahniuk Interviews Porn Legend Cassie Wright - Part 1

This is Part 1 of a three part interview Chuck Palahniuk composed with porn legend Cassie Wright, star of Chuck's upcoming novel 'Snuff'!

Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 soon, as well as a whole slew of videos leading up to the release of 'Snuff' on May 20th!

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.