Writings


· "PHANTASMAGORIA UNDER THE SIGN OF WOJCIECH HAS": Review of "The Hourglass Sanatorium" (1973, d. Wojciech Has), 4/7/2024

· STARCHILD: Musings on "2001: A Space Odyssey", 2/28/2024

· FASTER! FASTER!: review of book Vanishing Point Forever, 2/14/2024

· PULLING NO PUNCHES: review of Alexandra Auder's memoir "Don't Call Me Home", 2/11/2024

· TRAUMNOVELLE INSPIRED BY DON VAN VLIET, 1/30/2024

· LOOK!!! IT'S GODZILLA!!!: review of "Godzilla Minus One", 1/16/2024

· LIFE GOES ON...BUT NOT QUITE: review of Steve McQueen's "Occupied City", 1/2/2024

· GETTING THE DROP ON TARANTINO: review of Quentin Tarantino's "Cinema Speculations" book, 12/26/2023

· NOT A FUCKING SOUND: review of Jonathan Glazer's "The Zone of Interest", 12/23/2023

· TWO FOR ONE: film reviews of "May December" and "How to Come Alive With Norman Mailer" at CultureCatch.com, 11/14/2023

· On the Israel-Hamas War, 10/19/2023

· Review of John Turturro's "Sabbath's Theater" (Philip Roth), 10/10/2023

· Review of "The Last Voyage of the Demeter", 9/9/2023

· My Stones Story, July 2023

· Gary's thoughts on the Syd Barrett documentary "Have You Got It Yet?", 7/15/23

· The Buggy Boogie Boogie, Review of "Renfield", at CultureCatch.com, 4/13/23

· From 'Psycho' To 'Suspiria': The 12 Best Horror Film Scores Of All-Time, at Decider.com, 10/31/22

· LIFE IS A LONG TAKE, Review of "The Miklos Jancso Collection" (Kino Lorber), at CultureCatch.com, 9/7/22

· Gary's review from Jan. 1979 of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's "Shiny Beast" album in the inaugural issue of Feature magazine (originally Crawdaddy!), text version here

· WHAT LIES BENEATH: REVIEW OF "FROM WHERE THEY STOOD" & "MAD GOD", at CultureCatch.com, 7/31/22

· LEONARD COHEN—THE ORIGINAL HOT PRIEST, at CultureCatch.com, 7/6/22

· THEY CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S RISEN AGAIN, at CultureCatch.com, 6/28/22

· ECCE GLENN!, a remembrance of Glenn Leslie at CultureCatch.com, 6/15/22

· ALBUM OF THE WEEK: FRANK SINATRA "WATERTOWN", Gary's review of the reissue of this 1970 classic at CultureCatch.com, 6/6/22

· BOB NEUWIRTH—AN APPRECIATION, at CultureCatch.com, 5/23/22

· BOHEMIAN RIPSODY, at CultureCatch.com, 5/20/22

· Read an essay about Gary's faves the Third Ear Band in the latest issue of The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music, June 2022

· DEPP FOR MEN / SCENE AND NOT HEARD, at CultureCatch.com, 5/5/22

· WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED ROCK?, at CultureCatch.com, 7/7/22

· LISTENING PAST THE GRAVEYARD / EAR OF THE BEHOLDER, at CultureCatch.com, 4/20/22

· GOLEM ITALIAN-STYLE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE, at CultureCatch.com, 4/16/22

· GRAZING IN THE STACKS at THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA, at CultureCatch.com, 4/12/22

· MAKING LOVE TO A VAMPIRE WITH A MONKEY ON MY KNEE, at CultureCatch.com, 4/12/22

· ROBIN DALE and SRC: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S REVERIE, at CultureCatch.com, 4/11/22

· AN APPRECIATION OF PETER CUSHING, circa Gary's Fall 1991 UK Solo Tour which started out in jolly old Whitstable by the sea, at CultureCatch.com, 4/7/22

· SHOULD WE BAN CULTURE, TOO??, at CultureCatch.com, 4/8/22

· Read Gary's review of the book "Bond Behind the Iron Curtain" at CultureCatch.com, 4/7/22

· Read Gary's review of Sergei Loznitsa's new documentary "Babi Yar: Context" at CultureCatch.com, April 2022

· Review of Todd Haynes's documentary "The Velvet Underground", Oct. 2021

· Gary's article "Cancel Culture in Rock" at Please Kill Me, 10/25/21

· Read Gary's appreciation of Vivian Stanshall at Please Kill Me, 5/26/21

· Gary's account of seeing the Rolling Stones in his hometown in '65, from the UK Stones fanzine Stone Age

· Read Gary's appreciation of Peter Green at Please Kill Me, 8/3/20

· Check out Gary's article about trying to make a rap record with a young Vin Diesel and avant-legend Arthur Russell at Please Kill Me, 3/30/21

· Gary's article about quintessential Jewish manager/agent provocateur the late great Malcolm McLaren is up at Please Kill Me, 10/13/20

· Gary's review of the new Criterion Collection Blu-Ray of the classic 1979 documentary "Town Bloody Hall" (a/k/a "Norman Mailer vs. the Feminists"), directed by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, Sept. 2020

· Article by Gary about the one and only Brian Jones up at PleaseKillMe.com—a review of the DVD "ROLLING STONE: LIFE AND DEATH OF BRIAN JONES", plus ruminations on Brian's special musical genius, 9/7/20

· Review of a local restaurant, 7/31/2020

· 12 of Gary's Favorite Films Now Available for Streaming on Kino Now, find the link and descriptions here, July 2020

· Gary's Pandemic Cinema Roundup, July 2020

· Reminiscence by Gary of his father Murray Lucas in honor of Father's Day, 6/21/20

· Gary's Pandemic Top 10 Albums, An Appreciation on Facebook, Sept. 2020

· Listen my children and you shall hear..."VAMPIRE CIRCUS—PROLOGUE", a very true story by Gary, circa 2002

· Blog posts by Gary Lucas about Max Fleischer's work at Classic Movie Hub, 2016

· On the 20th anniversary of the Tompkins Square Park riots, Gary shares some reminiscences and observations about playing music on the Lower East Side over the last 20 years—from Clayton Patterson's anthology about the Lower East Side, 1/15/08

· An appreciation of Popol Vuh's composer Florian Fricke—originally published in The Wire (UK) in 2002, now archived on a great Dutch website devoted to their music

· "Me and the Golem" - Short story by Gary Lucas, a slightly revised version of this story appears in the 2008 Soft Skull Press anthology "Awake! A Reader for the Sleepless", edited by Steven Lee Beeber

· "Letter from Jedwabne" - An eyewitness account by Gary of the Official Apology Ceremonies held by the Polish government in Jedwabne Poland in July 2001 for the surviving family members of the Jewish community of Jedwabne, massacred by their Polish neighbors on July 10th 1941

· "The Death of Irony" - Poem by Gary Lucas originally published in The Forward, Nov. 9th 2001, in a special section devoted to Jews in the Arts and their response to the tragedy of Sept. 11th. Gary's poem appeared alongside work by David Mamet and Israel Horowitz.

· "Arthur Russell—An Appreciation" - Originally ran in the November 1994 issue of Alternative Press. A tribute to Gary's good friend, the late great musical genius who tragically died of AIDS in 1992. Gary dedicated his 1992 album "Gods and Monsters" to Arthur.

· FAMILY VALUES: - A feature about Gary's longtime favorites FAMILY, published in the Yale Daily News 10/2/72 after Family opened for Elton John at the New Haven Arena on 9/29/72, see scans of the article here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

· ADDITIONAL EARLY ROCK WRITING