Kicking Against the Pricks: An Interview with Chris Kelso


Chris Kelso is an award-winning writer, the author of nine novels, three short story collections and editor of five anthologies. His writing, celebrated for its transgressive style and dysfunctional subject matter, has appeared in Evergreen Review, Sensitive Skin and 3AM Magazine. The British Fantasy Society described The Dregs Trilogy – a degenerate platter of snuff … Continue reading Kicking Against the Pricks: An Interview with Chris Kelso

Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in utero


This article is respectfully dedicated to my friend Paul Clements (1964-2017), another good Doctor sorely missed. Owl Farm, Colorado, February 20, 2005 – 5:42 p.m. Hunter S. Thompson, hell-raiser and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, takes a phone call from his wife Anita at the Aspen Club and apologises for almost accidentally … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in utero

Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride


via Hunter S. Thompson - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 personal, intimate look at Hunter S. Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Jeff Nuttall: Bomb Culture


via Jeff Nuttall: Bomb Culture Writer, teacher, artist, publisher, musician and agitator for the counter culture, Jeff Nuttall (1933-2004) was a large figure in the British pop culture landscape during the 1960s and 1970s. He knew most of the leading figures in the underground scene of the era and acted as a link in the … Continue reading Jeff Nuttall: Bomb Culture

Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research


Volunteering for clinical research trials can be a rewarding experience, not least financially – or so the research companies would have us believe. To offer oneself as a guinea pig for the future benefit of others is undoubtedly a selfless act, but under what safeguards are these studies conducted? With the clinical drugs trial disaster … Continue reading Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research

Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs


It was summer 1991, I think, when sharing a joint on a brick fire escape after a night of acid-tapped cartoon lunacy, my friend Steve exhaled smoke into the Manchester morning and casually asked if I’d heard of a writer called William Burroughs. I hadn’t, but that moment has stayed with me as the dawn … Continue reading Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs

Watch “Kathy Acker Docu by Alan Benson New York 1984” on YouTube


https://youtu.be/dYyFMnVlkuY Documentary about Kathy Acker in 1984 where she talks about her writing and her life in New York. Includes a nice scene with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe taking pictures of Kathy Acker. The programme was produced and directed by Alan Benson and broadcasted on Dutch television.

Dennis Cooper and the Literature of Transgression


via Dennis Cooper and the Literature of Transgression It is not easy pulling beauty from the mouth of the grotesque or disturbing. I can count the number of writers, musicians and artists who have been able to do it on one hand. Harmony Korine comes to mind especially circa Gummo. Burroughs did this time and … Continue reading Dennis Cooper and the Literature of Transgression

Up and At Em: Death in the Sex of Joe Orton


London,9 August, 1967. At the height of his short-lived fame, Joe Orton – anarchic playwright and cause célèbre of the English theatre –is found murdered at 25 Noel Road, Islington, his brains bashed in by his long-term lover and one-time collaborator Kenneth Halliwell. Divided in life by Orton’s hard-won success as a writer, the two are … Continue reading Up and At Em: Death in the Sex of Joe Orton