Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Poet and indie rock cult hero David Berman gives good interview.
Pitchfork: What do you have to say about the Church of Scientology preaching that we should replace anti-psychotic medicine with vitamins?

Berman: Tom Cruise made a crucial miscalculation by giving a name to his deformity. He will never be able to play the role of a non-freak ever again. Sometimes I wonder if Scientology isn't just a decoy religion, created and maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints to distract Americans from all the freaky things the Mormons do in their temples.
Plus: Two great Brooklyn writers have their very own shiny brand new Websites. Colson Whitehead's bare bones site is a little shy in content as of yet, but Jonathan Lethem's has plenty of essays, weird pics and secret easter eggs. Go right out and pick up a copy of Whitehead's The Intuitionist or Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude. You won't be sorry....

(via Rake's Progress)