Best reads: Blake Butler’s Scorch Atlas & Featherproof’s Scrotal Cash
Best films: Park Chan-wook’s Thirst & Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson
Best books as objects: a bloodied copy of Brian Evenson’s Baby Leg & a damaged copy of Blake Butler’s Scorch Atlas
Best conversations overheard while in a bookstore: “Is that Mickey Mouse?” “No, that’s Hitler.” & “Then he tried to strangle me while my mouth was filled with Fritos.” “Ted Bundy bought you Fritos?”
Andrew Borgstrom is a web editor for Pindeldyboz and can be found in the Matted Welcome Desert. Catch up with him HERE.
John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.