DJ Earworm: Mashup Pop’s Top Chef, Mix Online, September 1, 2013
A Red Man and White Lashes: The World of Christine Shields, Propeller, winter 2012
Daniel Clowes: The Death-Ray Retribution, Propeller, fall 2011
At a certain point, I realized that virtually everyone who’s ever done anything bad to me wound up having a miserable, unfulfilling life. It almost feels like I made some kind of pact with the devil and then had it erased it from my memory. I can think of nothing I’d want to do less than ever see any of them again.
Amy Cutler and Aimee Bender Talk Tiger Fur, Propeller, winter 2011
PROPELLER: Aimee, how do you encourage your students to trust their improvised “mistakes”?
BENDER: Yes! Anne Sexton used to talk about using typos in her poems; I think it is so freeing to realize that we just don’t always pick the best word with our carefully thought-out planning.
Hope You Die the Best: Interview with Tom Bissell, author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, Evil Monito, May 12, 2010
Some games are violent in a way that makes me sick. Some games are violent in a way I find very interesting and thought-provoking.
The Rumpus Interview with Phil Milstein, The Rumpus, August 9, 2012
An aura of mystery is what’s drawn me in to every one of my major research projects, from Velvet Underground to song-poems to anti-masturbation literature to the Dion McGregor dream-tapes.
MUSICIAN AND CARTOONIST
Mini-Interview Project #35: In Conversation with Terri Manning, The Rumpus, December 16, 2010
SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER / COMMUNE CHILDHOOD
Mini-Interview Project #32: In Conversation with “Eric Larson,” The Rumpus, October 7, 2010
DEATH ROW ATTORNEY
Alex: So you’re not doing it for crowd approval?
Dave: They’ll turn on me in a heartbeat.