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March 20, 2012

New Website Madness

New website time! Most of the material from my old site has survived the transition, but is now presented in a far classier format. My many thanks to designer Tara Sinn. GIVE HER YOUR WORK. My lord does this website ooze class. It’s disgusting how dashing this thing is.

There are a few nuggets of news here. The first is old news. I’ve posted a page about the book I co-authored when I was 12, in 1981. The full story—detailed in my essay in the current issue of Fader—goes online next week. In the meantime, you can look over some of my old press clippings. Briefly being a child prodigy was a neat experience, although it’s a shame my fleeting glory had to get lost in the shuffle of the pinnacle year of American culture (ie. Damaged, Escape From New York, New Traditionalists, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, etc.)

Then there is the new news. I’m starting a literary magazine with Jesse Pearson, the former Editor-in-chief of Vice. It’s called Exploded View, it’ll be a quarterly, and it debuts this fall. If you like your lit mags full of deeply awesome fiction, humor, essays, interviews, photography, and journalism, this will be the magazine for you. Imagine if Henry Luce was actually two guys and that these two Henry Luces posted a website back in early 1936 announcing LIFE Magazine. That’s more or less what is happening now.

And, of course, I have a new novel out. Next week I leave on a 40-city book tour. It’s been an exhausting year thus far, so much so that part of me looks forward to the Earth exploding or melting or whatever in nine months. Ta.