Lincoln Michel of The Faster Times and Gigantic tipped me off to two interviews of probable high-interest to Giant readers, one from each publication. Over at FT, they’ve reprinted Michael Kimball’s conversation with Blake Butler from Unsaid #4. And over at the newly re-designed Gigantic website, Lincoln himself has interviewed Clancy Martin. That second one gets pretty epic, so make sure your boss isn’t around and then get ready to dig your heels in.
New York dwellers and New York visitors should know that this Wednesday (that’s tomorrow) there is going to be a cool fun thing to do. Opium, Gigantic, and Bomb Magazine are having a benefit/party. There will be micro-readings, plays, musical acts, video art and more.
Six bucks will get you in the door at 8 pm and 10 bucks will get you in the door for a “VIP” cocktail hour and bonus entertainment.
-VIP performance from Kalup Linzy
-Short plays directed by Ben Greenman and Bob Powers
–The Dog House Band, featuring bluegrass David Gates
and Sven Birkerts and John Wesley Harding
– performances by Joseph Keckler, James J. Williams III, and the band The Library Is On Fire!
Gigantic, a magazine run by James Yeh, Rozi Jovanovich, Lincoln Michel, and Ann DeWitt will soon be swelling hands in awful ways. How soon? April soon.
From the website:
Gigantic #1 arriving April 2009
Debut issue featuring:
-Deb Olin Unferth and Joe Wenderoth In conversation on the influences of “bad art.”
-New work from Ed Park, Shane Jones, Pedro Ponce, Justin Taylor, along with other new and exciting voices.
-Gary Shteyngart on meat.
-Line Drawings, collages and photography both odd and beautiful.
-Tao Lin asks Malcolm Gladwell some questions and also talks about genius, hamsters and, well, Malcolm Gladwell.
No sign yet as to how you might buy a copy, but the editors promise that it will be cheap and will cost ‘very little compared to other literary journals.’ Keep on eye on their website for information.
February 19th, 2009 / 3:56 am