You can wear out a word. It can be as banal as “greatest” or an unforgivable as “awesomesauce,” but at a certain point, the word steps out of fashion. You can wear it too long or paste it into too many press releases. You can torture a word by saying it to everyone who doesn’t matter. It’s cruel, it’s wrong, and it’s the way the PR world eats. Of course, any type of promotional language… [read more »]
[Transcript of Erik Stinson’s (ES) interview for DIS Magazine with Adam Humphreys (AH) in Erik’s Bushwick Brooklyn basement apartment re: the new film Shitty Youth (dir. Adam) and the film’s subject, Zachary German (ZG).]
ES: I want to talk about ZG and then I want to talk about how you built him up.
AH: I didn’t build him up. He built himself.
ES: How did you first hear about ZG?
AH: I read Bear Parade [an online lit journal published by Tao Lin].
[...] [Discussion of Bear Parade, who was else was published, their work.]