Chuck Palahniuk Adds Himself, Chelsea Cain, Lidia Yuknavitch and the Rest of His Writing Group to Fight Club 2

Welcome to Fightlandia.


Arts & Books
Local celebrity Chuck Palahniuk is on a media tear during the release of his newest cool thing: the comic-book sequel to his mega-super-hit Fight Club. He's been on Buzzfeed and Mashable whetting people's appetite for more Tyler Durden and more human-fat soap. But the latest PR tidbit is by far the most tantalizing for Portlanders, or at least Portlanders in awe of the ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Nov. 11, 1999: Brad Pitt’s theatrical dud is released on DVD...

40th Anniversary
Nobody had to be told not to talk about Fight Club when it came out. Portland author Chuck Palahniuk’s darkly satirical novel about fistfights, manliness and—spoiler alert!—split personali   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Capture or Asylum

Chuck Palahniuk’s Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later.

Cover Story
In junior high, they give you To Kill a Mockingbird. In high school, it’s The Catcher in the Rye. In Texas, we presume, they give you a Bible and a gun. In Portland, sooner or later most new arr   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Dispatches from the Portland Film Festival: Chuck Palahniuk Hands Out Stuffed Kittens

The new film fest draws big crowds with an appearance by Palahniuk

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Movies & Television
Chuck Palahniuk heaves a bulging black garbage bag onstage and climbs up after it, striding toward the podium. The Bagdad, packed to the gills and with stragglers looming in the doorways, is filled with the kind of deafening roar typically reserved for rock stars. The man is, after all, Portland royalty.Palahniuk says nothing as the noise tapers off. Then slowly, calmly, he launches into a reading ...   More
Friday, August 30, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Chuck Palahniuk Working on Sequel to Fight Club

And it's a graphic novel.


Arts & Books
Portland refugee Chuck Palahniuk announced last week at Comic-Con, and confirmed to his official fan site this afternoon, that he's working on a graphic novel sequel to his book Fight Club, which was the basis for the cult 1999 movie directed by David Fincher.Specifically, Palahniuk said that he's playing the field among Marvel, DC and our very own Dark Horse Comics, after introductions from ...   More
Monday, July 22, 2013 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fugitives and Refugees 10 Years Later: An Omnibus

In which WW follows up on every single dang thing in Chuck Palahniuk's book.


Arts & Books
The last chapter of Chuck Palahniuk's 2003 Portland guide Fugitives and Refugees begins like this: “The trouble with the fringe is, it does tend to unravel. By the time you read this, small parts of it will already be obsolete. People don't live forever. Even places disappear.”A decade later, we wanted to know which of Chuck Palahniuk’s favorite things have stayed and which have gone. So ...   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Chuck Palahniuk Damned

Butter rum Life Savers, and other visions of hell.

As the setting for a Chuck Palahniuk novel, hell seems strangely overdue. The Portland-bred novelist specializes in damaged protagonists in vile scenarios—people well deserving of eternal damnati   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 MICHAEL LOPEZ

SNL's Kristen Wiig to Option PDXer Monica Drake's Clown Girl

Holy crap! Word is that Kristen Wiig, the hilarious and determinedly irritating Saturday Night Live mainstay, has optioned Portlander Monica Drake's rollicking girl with the rubber chicken "memoir" Clown Girl. WW actually gave locals a sneak peek at the book, which is set, in part, at a drunk n' dirty circus manor similar to Northeast Alberta's infamous Clown House, back in 2007. We published the ...   More
Thursday, May 6, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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