March/April 2011
March/April 2011
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 9, NO. 3

The Dreams of a Creative Begetter
How One Man’s Hallucinatory Vision Changed the Look of Hollywood
by David Cairns

Virginia Mountain Scream Queen
My Life in B Movies
by Rebecca Taylor

The Factory Model of Desire
Walt Disney and Hugh Hefner Moved to L.A. and Forever Changed Sex, Death, and Boredom in America.
by Peter Lunenfeld

A Deck of Cards and a Golden Whistle
Grave Goods of the Stars
by Bess Lovejoy

The Race That Is Not About Winning
We Need a Certain Kind of Teenage Antihero to Remind Us That We Are Not Alone.
by Mark Oppenheimer

Creative Accounting:
Hollywood Stunt: K-Rail Slide

by Christopher Benz

A Condensed Survey of the Digest Film
by Thomas Beard

The Gestures of Robert Mitchum
by Michael Atkinson

“Burning Sage”
A new poem by Dina Omar

A new poem by Adam Zagajewski

“Oh, Wow, Mausoleums,”
A new poem by Kathleen Ossip

A Montage of Cinematic Montages

by Toph Eggers

People on Sunday:
A Film Without Actors

by Jessica Winter

The Believer Book Award:
Editors’ Shortlist

The Believer Poetry Award:
Editors’ Shortlist

Debra Winger
interviewed by Vendela Vida

Walter Murch
in conversation with David Thomson

David Wain
interviewed by Toph Eggers
“Often people would be like, I’m such a big fan of your work. I think you’re amazing. I want to have a career like yours. And I’m like, Great, can you buy me a slice of pizza?”

Paul Verhoeven
micro-interviewed by Jules Moore

Real Life Rock Top Ten
A Monthly Column of Everyday Culture and Found Objects
by Greil Marcus

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis

Stuff I’ve Been Reading
by Nick Hornby

with guest columnist Jerry Stahl

edited by Alvin Buenaventura

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