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The Believer Issue 142


Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund

In issue 142 of The Believer, Amy Fusselman trawls the streets of New York for “everyday weirdos” with filmmaker John Wilson; Joshua Hunt treks to the peak of Japan’s “Mount Fear,” rumored portal to the underworld; and Ted McDermott meets a scientist who claims he doesn’t have a brain. There are also new interviews with Jim Jarmusch, Julie Otsuka, Gail Scott, and William Kentridge, as well as a comic by Chris Oliveros on the Front de libération du Québec. Plus, Patrick Martinez talks us through his process, and John Wray gives his perspective on a “love-it-or-loathe-it” documentary. Not to mention columns from our trusted experts Nick Hornby and Carrie Brownstein, book reviews, author trivia from Roxane Gay, a deep dive into the glorious world of unauthorized movie remakes, and more inside these freshly pressed pages waiting patiently for your reading pleasure.