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Maggot Brain Autumn 2023 No. 14

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Maggot Brain is a full-color, quarterly magazine edited by noted Detroit scribe Mike McGonigal. Each issue is 100+ pages packed with phenomenal content—art, music, literature, unpublished archival material, and more—with a simple promise to only exist on the printed page.

On the cover: Cover boy HARRY SMITH shines thanks to a cheeky, never-before published photo by Allen Ginsberg. We celebrate the life and work of the self-described “ethnopharmacologist” just in time for the release of John Szwed’s illuminating biography and Smith’s first one-person art exhibition, at the Whitney

This issue includes features on:

  • Andy Beta on the reissue of a forgotten LOU REED record.
  • Excerpts from two revelatory works—ANDY ZAX’s Extinctophonics, and CHRISTINA WARD’s Holy Food.
  • Kathy Lindenmayer witnesses a show by BOYGENIUS.
  • An archival interview with fabric arts pioneer and Bauhaus OG, ANNI ALBERS.
  • An illustrated ADVANCE BASE tour diary by Owen Ashworth.
  • Tamara Palmer considers the oddball career arc of ORBITAL.
  • Andy Beta goes deep on TETSU INOUE. Nate Lippens goes off on RENE RICARD and other obsessions.
  • Michelle Dove on CAT POWER’s sense of humor!

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