William S. Burroughs Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for William S. Burroughs.

Results 1 - 20 of 82 in William S. Burroughs

  1. David Cronenberg draws a map to his Maps to the StarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Pitch

    Over his nearly five-decade career, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has given us surreal worlds populated by dangerous people, from the telepaths of Scanners to the drug-addled psychic landscape of William S. Burroughs in Naked Lunch . With his latest film, Maps to the Stars , Cronenberg, who turns 72 next month, explores his most bizarre world yet: contemporary Los Angeles.

    Comment?

  2. The Whole Shot: A Kickstarter for Gregory Corso' interviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Examiner.com

    I'm sure by this point, if you love literature or poetry, or anything contemporary, you have heard of The Beats, by now: whole groups of writers, from the West Coast to the East, from overseas to your backyard, the main trio would turn out to be Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs. However, there is always one that is missing or ends up overlooked, by comparison: that madcap poet named Gregory Corso.

    Comment?

  3. If You Give a Dude a Kale ChipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | New Yorker

    ... he's going to get distracted by a sidewalk book sale and insist on stopping. He might notice a few William S. Burroughs novels and test your knowledge of books banned in the sixties. He'll tell you that David Foster Wallace got him through a ...

    Comment?

  4. Sie FilmCenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | Denver Westword

    ... with heaving bosoms looking for satisfaction, or on buxom badass babes out to tear r... Beat icon William S. Burroughs (Bull Lee in Jack Kerouac's On the Road) was a queer raconteur, a heroin addict, a world traveler, and the author of such brutally ...

    Comment?

  5. The Bottom Line: 'Satin Island' By Tom McCarthyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Switched

    ... the quotidian together in the space of a single paragraph. Instead, McCarthy praises writers such as William S. Burroughs, whose photography keenly shows the approach he takes in his writing. Burroughs cuts up photos of city streets and reassembles ...

    Comment?

  6. Daniel Knox gives our derelicts the beautiful music they deserveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2014 | Chicago Reader

    ... the likes of Jon Langford , Sally Timms , Eileen Myles, and Sasha Frere-Jones in paying homage to William S. Burroughs . The evening's performances usually appropriated the author's "cut-up" technique, and Knox's was no exception - he repurposed ...

    Comment?

  7. Material: Hallucination EngineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | All About Jazz

    ... Engine he brought together a disparate bunch of musicians-from saxophone giant and Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs-for an album that truly transcended all attempts at classification. With a total of twenty participants, Hallucination Engine ...

    Comment?

  8. The Fall Albums From Worst To BestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Stereogum

    ... to serve his needs. Classical literature, European history, the sci-fi visions of H.P. Lovecraft and William S. Burroughs, annoying adverts on the TV, slogans on his cereal box, stray commentary from punters on the street or in the barall of that ...

    Comment?

  9. Radio documentary about William Burroughs, narrated by Iggy PopRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Boing Boing

    On This American Life, a replay of a BBC radio documentary about William S. Burroughs narrated by Iggy Pop that convinced Ira Glass why Uncle Bill deserves respect:

    Comment?

  10. William Burroughs, Glenn Danzig, and catsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Pop, was originally produced for the BBC by Colin McNulty, and it offered a biographical examination of William S. Burroughs life. Despite his many, many flaws-Burroughs would likely have been vilified many times over in the social media era-I grew ...

    Comment?

  11. Cut upRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Arkansas Times

    It's been a great shame of The Observer's life that we've never taken much to the work of novelist, short storyist, junkie, poet, chemical astronaut, painter and essayist William S. Burroughs. The Beats, in general, have long flummoxed Yours Truly, even though their art is a veritable three-ring circus of linguistic acrobatics, which we normally love.

    Comment?

  12. Today in History for February 5thRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | USA Today

    Highlights of this day in history: FDR plans to 'pack' the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born. Today in History for February 5th Highlights of this day in history: FDR plans to 'pack' the Supreme Court; Byron de la Beckwith convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premieres; William S. Burroughs and Hank Aaron born.

    Comment?

  13. The huge difference between what men and women readRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2013 | MarketWatch

    Most Americans don't read fiction, but the residents of some U.S. states are far bigger bookworms than others. The number of adults who read at least one novel, play or poem within the past 12 months fell to 47% in 2012 from 50% in 2008, according to a new survey of over 37,000 Americans, "A Decade of Arts Engagement," by the National Endowment for the Arts, a government agency that promotes artistic excellence.

    Comment?

  14. Burroughs: The MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Denver Westword

    Beat icon William S. Burroughs was a queer raconteur, a heroin addict, a world traveler, and the author of such brutally honest books as Junkie , Queer and, most notably, the game-changing Naked Lunch . He famously shot his common-law wife, Joan Vollmer, in the head, William Tell-style, in 1951, and palled around with Lucien Carr, Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg during the mid-century beat era.

    Comment?

  15. A 'Heaven for Books' Moves OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Mission Local

    ... by Coca Cola and written by Laura Lee Burroughs, who's son would later become the anarchic beat William S. Burroughs. He shows off an unpublished galley copy of a poetry collection by the Pulitzer Prize winning Audrey May Wurdemann. "This is the ...

    Comment?

  16. Nostalgia Is a Pastime for the Irrelevant: A Guide to This Week's StrangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Stranger

    ... in their youth? 3. In the film section, CHARLES MUDEDE attempts to launch a controversy by arguing that William S. Burroughs has more value as the subject of a movie than as a novelist. However, since the only people who care about the writing of ...

    Comment?

  17. William S. Burroughs Was Better as a Movie Star Than as a WriterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Stranger

    ... as a person - as a body, as clothes on that body, as a being at rest or in motion - than as a writer. William S. Burroughs, of course, was an American novelist in the inner circle of the mid-century Beat movement. He took lots of heavy drugs, and ...

    Comment?

  18. Looking for love, surreallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Boston.com

    ... tethered to externalized hallucinations, the quality that was most vivid in Cronenberg's adaptation of William S. Burroughs's "Naked Lunch." We see metaphors become literal, as Josh's anxiety-induced projections - his ex's new boyfriend is Hitler, ...

    Comment?

  19. Majority of Americans never read novelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | MarketWatch

    Most Americans don't read fiction, but the residents of some U.S. states are far bigger bookworms than others. The number of adults who read at least one novel, play or poem within the past 12 months fell to 47% in 2012 from 50% in 2008, according to a new survey of over 37,000 Americans, "A Decade of Arts Engagement," by the National Endowment for the Arts, a government agency that promotes artistic excellence.

    Comment?

  20. BowieologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Hilobrow

    ... turned more than ever to the agitated "cut-up" technique he had derived from outsider authors like William S. Burroughs, in which Bowie would assemble or adapt verse from fragmented and randomly re-ordered passages of his own or others' writing. The ...

    Comment?