Academics are convinced it’s an intelligent satire.
Arts & Culture
Saturday, March 14
The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.
Thursday, March 12
He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.
Wednesday, March 11
Besieged by pirates, and youngsters unused to paying to watch sex, the porn industry just isn’t what it used to be.
Tuesday, March 10
“Some of the best lines — and I’ve been lucky to hear really nutso lines over the years — are not in response to any kind of question. It’s in response to, ‘I don’t know.’”
Sunday, March 8
A drag pageant pioneer dropped out of the public eye after the 1960s. What happened to her?
Saturday, March 7
A correspondence school for writers turns out to be a sham. This piece forced it into bankruptcy.
Wednesday, March 4
An eyewitness tells us what it was like to be there.
Tuesday, March 3
Mamoru Samuragochi’s story turned out to be too good to be true.
Sunday, March 1
An ode to Juiceboxxx, a 27-year-old rapper from Milwaukee no one’s ever heard of.
Saturday, February 28
The author of The Anarchist Cookbook wishes he could take it all back.
“When constant revisionism and re-invention is under way, what does it profit a biographer to drag the weary ‘facts’ before us?”