The May Issue! Now available to read on believermag.com and in a store near you. Featuring: Anne Helen Petersen on the celebrity gossip industry; Lauren Quinn on how the Khmer Rouge’s legacy begets tourism; interviews with Chuck Palanihuk, Kenneth Lonergan; the Believer book awards, and more!
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Mr Nhem’s Genocide Camera by Lauren Quinn
In Cambodia, an ex–Khmer Rouge attempts to open a museum of atrocity
“Cabana”: a new poem by Hannah Gamble
What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler
Wong May interviewed by Zachary Schomburg
Consider the Mort by Vladic Ravich
Scientists, fishermen, and environmentalists contemplate the possibility of consciousness in fish, and what it might mean for the aquaculture industry.
Confidentially Yours by Anne Helen Petersen [Full Text]
Behind the Hollywood celebrity-gossip industry complex.
Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby
Chuck Palahniuk in conversation with Tom Spanbauer [Full Text]
“Focus on exorcising your demons in the work If you can do that, then you’ll succeed in the world.”
David Rice on Matthew Stokoe, Abigail Sindzinski on Mia Couto, Colette DeDonato on Daniel Canty [Full Text].
The Believer Book and Poetry Awards
Kenneth Lonergan interviewed by Lucas Kavner
“It’s sort of embarrassing for me to be the boss.”
The Process with Jemima Kirke
Artist and actor Jemima Kirke talks about her painting, Rafaella.
“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Judit Polgár interviewed by Sheila Heti
Schema: Things I Learned from Browsing the Catalog of the Leading Hotels of the World by Ben Schott
Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus