Kenneth Goldsmith talks to Kathrin Jira about writing in the internet age, double standards in literature, and the rigors of uncreativity

 Beauty and the Beast , 1991,   film still 

Beauty and the Beast, 1991, film still 

If 72% of 18 to 25-year-olds say they can express their feelings better though using emojis than words what does that mean for the future of written language? Dean Kissick discuses Starbucks conspiracy theories, ordering Domino’s pizza and if heartbreak can be conveyed by pictures of anthropomorphic food.

 Karl Owe Knausgaard

Portrait of Karl Owe Knausgaard by André Løyning

If we assume that we always get what we deserve, there's nothing for it but to read Karl Owe Knausgaard's novels. They are long and very boring and a perfect expression of our times. Timo Feldhaus read the new volume of "My Struggle".

 Drawing by Jaakko Pallasvuo   

Drawing by Jaakko Pallasvuo 


In the past decade we've seen art flow and exponentially overflow through information networks. Pallasvuo's years as a practicing artist have overlapped with the peak years of sharing culture. Now he just wants to shut the fuck up.