Home Performing Arts Gigantic Magazine come out as the literary barflys to watch out for.

Gigantic Magazine come out as the literary barflys to watch out for.


ADW: Define culture, perpetuate it.

SCV: A noble cause. No interviews with Paris Hilton? Is Paris Hilton an aesthete?

ADW: She wears pretty jewelry.

SCV: Annie, what is it to be American? I’m curious, I see a big flag in the other room. What does it all mean, is it about patriotism?

ADW: It’s about questioning patriotsim, about having dialogue, and fostering an engagement of ideas, and new voices.

SCV: Finally, are you a hipster?

ADW: Does that mean having to be ironic all the time?

SCV: On occasion.

ADW: I kind of prefer aesthete.

SCV: I thought so. A pleasure Ms De Witt. By the way am I allowed to take the magazine out of the seal you so thoughtfully bound and put the magazines in?

ADW: On the condition you read it.

SCV: Assuming there’s a modicum of irony…

With readings from Deb Olin Unferth, Sasha Fletcher, Stephen O’connor and Brian Beatty a dance performance by Lydia Bell, it was a rather pleasant evening, and this dilettante is betting that we’ll probably be hearing more from Gigantic going forward, or at least he hopes so…



  1. For the editorial record, I was not in NYC to read at the Gigantic launch. My tiny story was presented by friend and fellow writer Mike Topp.

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