Month: September 2011

Nick Broomfield (BSS #413)

Nick Broomfield is most recently the co-director of Sarah Palin: You Betcha. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Wondering if he has gone rogue or rouge. Guest: Nick Broomfield Subjects Discussed: Being attracted to conservative politicians with big hair, Christopher Hitchens’s sexual fantasies about Margaret Thatcher, Frederick Wiseman and Errol Morris, contending with publicists and press agents, Read More

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Sheila McClear (BSS #412)

Sheila McClear is most recently the author of The Last of the Live Nude Girls. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Embracing the diminishing returns of Old New York. Author: Sheila McClear Subjects Discussed: Peter Pan Donuts as a point of meaning in one’s life, Hunter S. Thompson and breakfast, Old New York, staying in New York Read More

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Alexander Maksik (BSS #411)

Alexander Maksik is most recently the author of You Deserve Nothing. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Staring into unreliable news outlets for confirmation of existence. Author: Alexander Maksik Subjects Discussed: Writing an anti-Parisian novel in Paris, experiential qualities that find their way into fiction, being seduced by a cliche, reading Camus in the original, English prose Read More

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Alex Shakar (BSS #410)

Alex Shakar is most recently the author of Lumanarium. Condition of Mr. Segundo: In search of a zendo to teach him a few cheap tricks. Author: Alex Shakar Subjects Discussed: Splitting novelists into scientists and mystics, how location and characters transmute over multiple drafts, novelists who are prescient about their health, spirituality, writing about the Read More

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Lauren Beukes (BSS #409)

Lauren Beukes is most recently the author of Zoo City. Condition of Mr. Segundo: Avoiding roaming urban animals. Author: Lauren Beukes Subjects Discussed: Jet lags and hangovers, cultural references, I Can Haz Cheeseburger, whether or not books should be of their time, American Psycho and Phil Collins, violence and cheeseball songs, hyper-specific description, William Gibson, Read More

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