"A massive underground sensation, The Big Lebowski has been hailed as the first cult film of the internet age. In this book, 21 fans and scholars address the film's influences—westerns, noir, grail legends, the 1960s, and Fluxus—and its historical connections to the first Iraq war, boomers, slackerdom, surrealism, college culture, and of course bowling. The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies contains neither arid analyses nor lectures for the late-night crowd, but new ways of thinking and writing about film culture."
A smart piece on Synecdoche, New York, a film I wasn't a fan of when it was in theaters.
Gregory Betts on contemporary poetry classification.
Walks with Paul Celan.
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse team up with David Lynch for Dark Night of the Soul.
"Dylan's lyrics construct an author-reader relation posited on the model of an irresolvable enigma which is both the incitement to and the perpetual frustration of readerly desire." Bla, bla, bla...