Issue 22, Magazine

Jonathan Ames: In Vino Veritas

Stephen Blackwell :: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 5:30 pm

This feature is interactive. Take a picture of the image after the jump (Ames on the red bike) with your cell phone and MMS text to 66268 or e-mail to [email protected]. Jonathan Ames has a message for you about life, love, and literature, and it will begin downloading to your phone immediately.

By Max Goldblatt

Photos By Bryan Sheffield

They’d given me his number so I called him. I was getting coffee and did he want any?  He was set with caffeine, he said, but he could use some food. Could I get him a bagel or an English muffin? I pictured a rail-thin Jonathan Ames, starving and alone. How I wanted to help him!

Jonathan Ames has created Bored To Death for HBO, which stars Jason Schwartzman as Jonathan Ames, a writer by day, and well-intentioned yet hapless pseudo-detective by night. The show follows in the grand tradition of such untraditional Raymond Chandler interpretations as Elliot Gould’s Marlowe in Altman’s The Long Goodbye and the Coen brothers’ surrogate-Marlowe, The Dude.  Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson also star and, as you can imagine, this is an extremely funny show. MORE »

Issue 22, Magazine

How to Use The New Issue of Death+Taxes

Stephen Blackwell :: Monday, October 19th, 2009 4:41 pm

The next issue of Death+Taxes is on stands now! And it’s a doozy. Not only is it Jay Reatard’s first cover, but the issue has some sweet interactive content waiting for you up in “the cloud.”  To get it, all you’ll need is a cell phone with a camera that can send MMS text messages or e-mail. You got one? Great. Let’s do it. MORE »

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