Inside, or Deleted Scenes

Paul Johnathan
Cigarettes, sex, reflections on arts and culture.
Created 04 Jul 2020
  • Masks off
    30 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    The other side of summer has been a car crash. I launched an art gallery and hosted the wildest opening in London since before the pandemic. “You blew [REDACTED] out of the water,” one guest said, as ...
  • Scott McClanahan is a hot mess
    22 Sep 2021 • 22 min read • 3 0
    Scott McClanahan is a hot mess. He subscribed to this newsletter, but doesn’t remember how he discovered it. “I’m one of those people that searches through the tweets of my friends, even though I’m no...
  • Summer’s Over But The Drama Never Ends
    01 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    “Everyone is mentally unstable…being a sad girl is no longer revolutionary, it’s boring. Everyone’s a sad girl, even men are sad girls now.” - Jana Surkova, Girls in the Bell Jar, Hate Fiction Expat P...
  • Under Embargo Until 30.08.21 00:30: Devils in Sunburned Flesh
    29 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Everyone in Greece has a sore throat. By everyone I mean gay guys and guys and girls who have sex with gay guys. “I don’t have it,” a friend who has spent three weeks in the Cyclades tells me over Wha...
  • Gavin James Bower is a hot mess
    15 Aug 2021 • 20 min read • 2 0
    Hot Mess is a monthly interview series with the world’s hottest authors Gavin James Bower is a hot mess. He wrote a book ostensibly about fashion, but turned up on Zoom in Under Armour shorts and a t-...
  • Jung dudes and Ozon boys
    31 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Nico Walker would rather be caught jacking off or watching porn than talk about writing a book. Or rather that was how he felt when he was in prison and his book had just been published, resulting in ...
  • Blake Middleton is a hot mess
    13 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hot Mess is a monthly interview series with the world’s hottest authors Blake Middleton is a hot mess. He’s struggling to pronounce Emil Cioran’s last name when we speak over zoom. He hasn’t listened ...
  • Dyer Out, Doyle In
    30 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 5 0
    “A new sentimental age is upon us,” warns Christian Lorentzen on Bookforum. If his warning was applied to pop music, it has already come to pass in Lorde’s new song. Gone is the spectre of death hangi...
  • Under Embargo Until 30.06.21 00:01 Lost Boys
    29 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    A friend from Athens who used to host True Blood screening parties wishes me a happy 30th. When I correct her that I am 31 she realises she’s been lying about her age for so long that she’s been cutti...
  • Love Spell
    03 Jun 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    In an introduction to a SSENSE Q&A, Natasha Stagg considers the revival of Eve Babitz, tracing it all the way back to a Vanity Fair [under Graydon Carter] story in the early 10s. She predicts renewed ...
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