pretty safe to say that no one makes monsters quite like director
Guillermo Del Toro makes monsters. I mean, not only did the dude's
imagination spit out the gorgeously grotesque fairy tale Pan's Labyrinth, it was also responsible for the creepy crawly creatures of Mimic and the motley crew of do-gooders in the Hellboy movies
Author Bret Easton Ellis didn't ask to be turned into a hot, sexy myth. But he's not exactly complaining about it, either."It's
so interesting to see how the myth takes over," he told a Brattle
Theatre audience, in response to a question about how it felt to be
"young and hot" when he first tasted literary success.
Cory Doctorow opens his mouth, and nerdgasms
fall out: at any given moment, he's liable to be spouting off about
feral robot dogs, space domes over Disney World, or building a haunted
hotel modeled after a Quake level ("I'll open-source this idea," says he). And we'd expect nothing less -- after all, he's one of the superclocking brains behind BoingBoing, that exalted bestiary of sweet-ass geekdom.
Whenever Chuck Palahniuk comes to town, you know you're in for something weird. After all, the man is a card-carrying member of the Cacophony Society (the jolly culture jammers who gave us the Santa Rampage) and claims to have caused some 40 public faintings with his gruesome reading of "Guts," the grim saga of a boy who turns his own colon inside out with a pool filter.