Archive for September, 2009

Nick Cave (the book) – Ashgate (June 2009)

September 29, 2009


This summer, Ashgate and La Trobe University in Australia put out a book called Cultural Seeds: Essays on the work of Nick Cave for which I wrote one of the chapters. It’s available at, but you can also read my chapter in full at GoogleBooks.


Nick Cave interview – Eye Weekly (9.24.09)

September 29, 2009


A face-to-face chat about the Death of Bunny Munro with the Black Crow King himself.

Bunny Munro, like many of your characters, is effectively doomed — is that part of your worldview or a literary device?
It’s a literary device. One of the most interesting aspects of the Bunny Monro character is that he is an addict, in his own way. And to sustain the kind of energy of addiction you can’t afford to take responsibility for your actions at all. Throughout the book he has those momentary glimpses of what he is really like and they disappear, sink back into the quicksand of his libido. He is the character who will forever make the wrong decisions.

Read the whole interview here.

Celebrity science – Eye Weekly (9.9.09)

September 15, 2009

A TIFF-timed screed on the dangers of medical advice from Oprah and Jenny McCarthy entitled The Destructive Cult of Celebrity Science.