Douglas Coupland

Article image
What links Beavis and Butt-Head to Kristen Stewart, via David Cronenberg?
Ease yourself into the rabbit hole, with Douglas Coupland and the slacker generation

Larry Ryan

13, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

Article image
Top 10 books about terrible jobs
Whether living as a caveman in a theme park or writing self-help copy for rice cracker packets, literature has many memorably awful occupations

Lara Williams

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

Article image
Wakey wakey! The artists healing our sleep-deprived world
From experiments in light deprivation to ‘unfitness monitors’, works by Douglas Coupland and others in this urgent exhibition resist the 24/7 demands of late capitalism

Stuart Jeffries

28, Oct, 2019 @2:56 PM

Article image
Why I filled a 50,000 litre aquarium with plastic debris | Douglas Coupland
When Douglas Coupland found debris from the Japanese earthquake washing up in Canada, he became fascinated by the centrality of plastic in our lives

Douglas Coupland

18, May, 2018 @4:26 PM

Article image
Grenfell Tower and the forgotten lessons of the King’s Cross tube fire | Peter Bradshaw
On the 30th anniversary of one of London’s grimmest tragedies it should be recalled that the dangers of flammable panelling were all too clear even then, writes Guardian columnist Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2017 @4:12 PM

Article image
Douglas Coupland: 'The nine to five is barbaric'
The Generation X author on the future of work and how we’ve all turned into millennials

Jon Card

30, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

Article image
Douglas Coupland seeks Van Gogh lookalikes for art project
Generation X author offers €5,000 prize to person who most closely resembles red-haired painter

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Jun, 2016 @11:45 AM

Article image
Reading cities: books about Vancouver
As a relatively young global city, Vancouver can play up to its brash, breezy image. But some of its most celebrated books are rooted in harder times, as it struggled to find its place in the world, and to deal with racial tensions. Tyler Stiem takes a closer look

Tyler Stiem in Vancouver

22, Oct, 2015 @4:00 PM

Article image
Don’t be smupid: a glossary for the extreme present
Are you suffering from denarration or monophobia? A new book, The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, helps to define our relationship with the online world

Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist

22, Feb, 2015 @5:30 PM

Article image
Douglas Coupland: A hen party is one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen
The author of Generation X on his short-lived career as a restaurant reviewer, his strangest ever meal and why he loves the writing on TripAdvisor. Interview by Tim Adams

Tim Adams

19, Oct, 2014 @7:30 AM

Article image
Michael Stipe: ‘Are we that warlike, that childish, that afraid?’
The former REM frontman on Douglas Coupland’s 9/11-inspired artwork and the images that still haunt the US

Michael Stipe

10, Sep, 2014 @5:34 PM

Article image
Hatchet Job of the Year shortlist - 2013's most negative reviews in quotes

Tasters of the reviews competing for the annual prize that recognises 'the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past 12 months'

14, Jan, 2014 @11:28 AM

1 / 6 pages