The Story of Barfly, the Only Movie Charles Bukowski Ever Wrote

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Charles Bukowski didn’t like the movies, and yet he wrote one, entitled Barfly, which you can watch here. “I believe that most people see too many movies,” Bukowski wrote in The Captain is Out to Lunch. “And certainly the critics. When they say that a movie is great, they mean… Continue reading

That Time Smoking Saved Bertrand Russell’s Life (VIDEO)

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If there’s anything we know about smoking, it is the detrimental health effects of the habit, which can lead to premature death. Historian, philosopher, mathematician, and overall bad ass Bertrand Russell found that argument a hard sell. Not least of which because being a smoker once saved his life. Bertrand… Continue reading

Charles Bukowski Drinking and Alcohol Quotes

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Charles Bukowski is known nearly as much for being a legendary drunk as he is for his prolific literary output. Bukowski, who is often called the “poet laureate of Skid Row” loved alcohol, refusing to reform even late in life. He wrote about alcohol and drinking with humor, love and… Continue reading