In Gigantic’s debut issue, Tao Lin interviewed Malcolm Gladwell. It was part of a larger interview of Tao Lin on the subject of genius.
Illustration courtesy of Tao Lin.
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elimae: a reading @ kgb bar in nyc
Totally last minute, but if you’re in the NYC area, come check out elimae: a reading tonight at KGB Bar, featuring 6+ Gigantic coeditors and contributors. A “marathon” of “three minute or less readings” from a roster of fine writers including, but not limited to:
Shya Scanlon, Lincoln Michel*, Rozalia Jovanovic*, Kimberly King Parsons, James Yeh*, Justin Taylor*, Nicolle Elizabeth, Tao Lin*, Nick Antosca, Todd Zuniga*, Dennis DiClaudio, John Madera, Timmy Waldron, Forrest Roth, Terese Svoboda, Barry Graham, Dawn Raffel, Sasha Graybosch, Eric Nusbaum and more.
(* denotes Gigantic coeditor or contributor)
Hosted by Shya Scanlon. Admission is free.
Tuesday, May 26th @ KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC 7pm
Filed under: events | Tags: Andrew Bulger, Ben Blum, Gigantic, james j. williams iii, Litcrawl NYC, Matt Di Paoli, microreading, shane jones, tao lin, Yuka Igarashi
Less is more. More is also more.
Please join Gigantic, a new magazine of short prose and art, for three minute readings and/or artistic presentations from Gigantic #1 contributors Tao Lin, Shane Jones, James J. Williams III, Yuka Igarashi, Ben Blum, Andrew Bulger and Matt Di Paoli.
This event is a part of Lit Crawl NYC 2009. For updates and a full schedule of the night’s events, check it out here.
Saturday 5.16.09, 8pm
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY
J, M, or Z to Bowery
B or D to Grand
Ben Blum holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Berkeley. He is a fiction intern at The New Yorker and teaches writing to second graders at PS 110.
Andrew Bulger is a Brooklyn based artist and philosopher. He received a graduate degree in Philosophy from the London School of Economics and has since been exploring his preoccupations in art’s own language.
Yuka Igarashi is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Quick Fiction and Gigantic. She lives farther out than you do in Brooklyn.
Tao Lin (b. 1983) is the author of the forthcoming novella SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (Sept. 2009, Melville House) and four previous books.
James J. Willams III is an artist and curator. He has had solo exhibtions in New York, Paris, London, Berlin and Miami. James is seeking help for his growing Law and Order addicton.
Matthew Di Paoli is a native New Yorker. At Boston College, he received the Dever Fellowship and recently completed his MFA at Columbia.
Shane Jones is the author of the novel LIGHT BOXES (PGP 2009). His next book, THE FAILURE SIX, will be published by Fugue State Press in January 2010.
Filed under: issue #1 | Tags: Gigantic, debut issue, tao lin, Gigantic magazine, Deb Olin Unferth, Joe Wenderoth, Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Shteyngart
GIGANTIC #1 interview preview post (3/3)
DISEMBODIED ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU WILL HAVE TO BUY
THE MAGAZINE TO LEARN
Gary Shteyngart: Old meat. The Saul Bellow of meats. I don’t know. Sometimes I look at some of these writers, pictures of older writers, I just see all the meat that’s gone into them. Mordecai Richler, case in point. The man looked like a meat at the end of his life. I mean, you know, just put him on a grill and he’s served.
Malcolm Gladwell: Together we killed a goat.
Deb Olin Unferth: They [would] go into a tiny room off the kitchen that held only the TV and a small couch just big enough for the two of them (they were large people) and they’d sit in the dark, not moving, not speaking, the TV flashing, all the lights in the house off. It was a grim scene, man. The husband had obviously stopped speaking years ago beyond the grunts required to stay alive. It was hard to imagine a time when either of them had ever wanted anything. But who knows what pulse was beating in that room.
Tao Lin: Asking me those questions would be like asking a cat “do you think Philip Roth is a good writer or a bad writer who is important?” or something.
Joe Wenderoth: When watching TV, it’s like I become a fond memory of myself. Prior to any bout of watching, Joe Wenderoth lived a life; that life, during the watching, is over—but not annihilated. Instead, it sits comfortably somewhere behind my eyes. I know it’s there, but I rarely consider it. If I do consider it too much, that’s a sign that the show is not working, or that I am not currently capable of agreeing to be dead.
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“Shopping cart” by Andrew Bulger
Busy week for Gigantic contributors and friends (contributors in bold):
Filed under: events | Tags: Adam Wilson, Ed Park, Gigantic, Gigantic magazine, Justin Taylor, Kristen O'Toole, sam lipsyte, tao lin, Todd Zuniga
Just a quick little news post here.
We have also been taking pre-orders, which have been rolling in from as far away as Norway. Seriously.
In Gigantic friends news:
Ed Park will be talking about literary magazines on March 10th. He also read with Deb Olin Unferth last night.
Sam Lipsyte has been reading from his new novel, The Ask, at Russian Samovar. Scope a YouTube here.
Adam Wilson has started a regular column on Friday Night Lights for Flavor Wire.
Kristen O’Toole blogs there as well.