Olivia Laing
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The Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction
8 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

The truth may be stranger than fiction, but as the numerous nonfiction books of 2014 also attest, it's often the truest stories that are the most gripping.


The Drowning Pool: When Great Writers Are Drunks
9 Mar 2014 // 8:30 PM

Berryman, Carver, Cheever, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Williams; none could tend the flame of their talent with anything but liquor and devastation.


Cracking Up: Why Writing and Drinking May Not Be Such a Great Combination, After All
6 Feb 2014 // 1:05 AM

The Trip to Echo Spring contemplates the vexed relationship between six great American writers and the alcoholism that undermined their lives.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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