Tao Lin
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Reviews // 2 Articles
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20 Questions: Tao Lin
13 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM

American poet, novelist, short story writer, and artist Tao Lin’s new book, Richard Yates releases this week. Lin tells PopMatters 20 Questions that he’s never hired a hit man, or been on a spa vacation, or used Prozac. Honestly.

Tao Lin Has a Neutral Facial Expression
28 Feb 2010 // 3:00 PM

The publication of Shoplifting From American Apparel spurred on another round of debate about Tao Lin's Internet antics. But what is often left out of the conversations about Lin's money-making and media-baiting schemes is their artistic viability.


Sex, Drugs and Bleakness In Tao Lin's 'Taipei'
10 Jun 2013 // 10:05 PM

A Taiwan McDonalds, an Ohio mansion, a Brooklyn bookstore, and a pit of existential despair: Lin's third novel will certainly take you places.

'Richard Yates': Kids These Days
13 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM

Tao Lin's Richard Yates goes far in not only de-romanticizing the notion of romance but also, on a personal level, does much to remove the “otherness” of the young in general.


10 Thoughts About Tao Lin's 'Richard Yates'
8 Dec 2010 // 4:32 AM

Richard Yates is not as terrible as descriptions of it might lead you to believe... and nine more thoughts on the new book by the hipster author.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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