Terry Southern

Terry Southern was a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter known for a darkly absurd and satirical style. His best known works include Dr. Strangelove, The Loved One, and the novels Candy, The Magic Christian, and Blue Movie. He was a writer for Saturday Night Live during the 1980s. Sick joker.
 

"I believe I live abroad because I'm looking for isolation... The kind I mean that comes with an immunity to overhearing cliches, because a language you didn't hear as a child never necessarily intrudes the way it would at home, in the subway, or the drugstore. A phrase that you catch over here by chance, just because you haven't heard it for the ten millionth time, is apt to seem fresh and interesting."

– Terry Southern

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“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium