Anobium contributor Benjamin Schachtman recently caught up with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Junot Diaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Drown, and many others. His new book of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, is due for release this fall.
Why am I – as Steve Miller once sang, ‘right here at home’ – at Anobium? I had initially considered answering this question – posed to me by a friend who had considered me a ‘guy who didn’t go in for the bizarre for bizarre’s sake’ – as an essay proper, but then that didn’t quite seem right. […]
[Continued from Part 2] IV. Drive As an American, eager to see new talent carve into the meaty flanks of the American Berserk, it certainly seems like Drive is the film that Refn has been working up to; it finally allows him to make a film directly against the black suitcase model. The story – […]
I. The Black Suitcase Full of Cash The Russian writer Viktor Pelevin once suggested that the real protagonist of western culture as a black briefcase full of money. Pelevin’s metaphor is one of those ostensibly off-the-cuff, Zizek-esque film-studies truisms that gnaws at you, prompting you to poke around your personal collection for counter-examples and leaving […]