How Blade Runner got its name from a dystopian book about health care by Adi Robertson “Most fans of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner are aware that it’s based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, and that the book is not called Blade Runner. If you pick up Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of […]Read More Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheeps?
Protected by U.S. and Foreign Patents Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Detroit, Michigan Made in U.S. America ”What does the money machine eat? It eats youth, spontaneity, life, beauty, and, above all, it eats creativity. It eats quality and sh*ts quantity” -William S. Burroughs NOW… DESTR0Y ALL RATI0NAL TH0UGHT! Grove Press has just put out a spanking […]Read More The Adding Machine
William S. Burroughs/A Man Within A Man Within is a must see film for anyone who is interested by today’s culture. Burroughs was not a man easy to like back when he began to write; he was gay, he was a junky, he had shot his wife playing William Tell, he was talking about lots […]Read More The Heart of the Beat
Bull Shotgun Paintings During his later years in Kansas, Burroughs developed a painting technique whereby he created abstract compositions by placing spray paint cans in front of, and some distance from, blank canvasses, and then shooting at the paint cans with a shotgun. These splattered canvasses were exposed in various Galleries during the early 1990s. In an interview with […]Read More Weapons of Unique Creation
The William Tell Act Tragedy ”I am forced to the appalling conclusion that I would never have become a writer but for Joan’s death, and to a realization of the extent to which this event has motivated and formulated my writing. I live with the constant threat of possession, and a constant need to escape […]Read More How Burroughs Accidently Killed Joan Vollmer
Photo above by Marcia Resnick Warhol’s Screen Tests Warhol directed over 400 screen tests, and they serve now and forever as a remarkable archive of the personalities of the New York art scene and the Factory. Artists, male and female prostitutes, art dealers, transexuals, collectors, critics, writers, musicians, lesbians, actors, poets, dandys, painters, sculptors, dancers, […]Read More William S. Burroughs vs Andy Warhol
The one-time lover of Jack Kerouac on why she’ll avoid the new film of the book that made his name By Peter Stanford Carolyn Cassady will not be watching On the Road, Francis Ford Coppola’s eagerly awaited screen version of Jack Kerouac’s legendary novel, which opens on Friday. This is curious, as Cassady is the model […]Read More Carolyn Cassady about Jack Kerouac
Burroughs’ Work as a Photographist Acknowledged in London Patricia Allmer and John Sears, the curators of Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs, talk about the man and the genesis of this exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery. Despite his prolific achievements as a novelist, essayist, spoken word performer and painter, Burroughs’ work as a […]Read More Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs