Author Archives: Lawrence Benner

Lawrence Benner

About Lawrence Benner

Lawrence Benner lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his girlfriend and three cats. They watch a lot of Battlestar Galactica lately. He is a writer and independent filmmaker and co-founder of the imaginary film company Buried Pictures, now in its tenth year of complete anonymity, about which he insists he is not in the least bit bitter.
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Turning Rebellion Into Money

Resigned to cultural plagiarism and the widespread appropriation of both Art and Punk, Lawrence Benner blows a hole in Ronald McDonald’s plastic forehead in revenge. Continue reading

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The Flowering of Malice

Larry Benner goes back to the very beginning and then explains the world in twenty installments. Plus, rats the size of Schnauzers. Continue reading

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A Letter from Mayberry: The South Versus the GOP

Lawrence Benner takes a look at the place of his birth, North Carolina, and where it fits into the political and cultural landscape of The South in 2013. Continue reading

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The Search For Symphonions: A Brief History Of Patrick Swayze, Submerged Towns, Giant Phalluses, And Haunted Ice-Sculptures, or, How To Transform Yourself Into A Mole

Larry Benner searches for the truth about a secret society of musical instrument makers, and on the way runs into the ghost of Patrick Swayze. Continue reading

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What’s Trending in Idolatry?

A visual tour through the twilight of the idolators, Larry Benner leads you down the eighth coil of Tupac, through the beverage choices of Sid Vicious, and past the full-body tattoo that is Atticus Finch. Continue reading

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Luka Magnotta in the Hall of Mirrors: A Brief History of True Crime

Wherein Larry Benner delivers a glimpse into madness. And pulp. And legend. And 24 hour murder. Continue reading

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Some Thrive, Some Die

Ruminations on the end. And The End. Continue reading

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Licking Things: A History

The oral history of licking as presented by Lawrence Benner, who has spent years in the field researching the matter and is considered an expert in the field. Also, KISS. Continue reading

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The Schaubühne

In Berlin in the early 90s, Lawrence Benner—who at the time is a squatter and a subway musician—wangles a job reading plays for The Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Continue reading

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Interview With a Vampire Novelist

Wherein Lawrence Benner pulls the graveyard shift in a hotel filled with the most terrifying kind of guest–a novelist. Continue reading

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