“Literature’s Most Curious Creations”

Smithsonian has an interview with Edward Brooke-Hitching on “literary curiosities” and his book, The Madman’s Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities From History. “You realize everyone has their own form of curiosities, and that as a species, we’ve always been incredibly strange and weird, but […]

Them is pure degredation porn”

At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about the Amazon series, Them (2021). “In 2018, the artist Lorraine O’Grady said at a Brooklyn Museum book event, “In the future, white supremacy will no longer need white people.” That future is now. O’Grady’s belief nods to the ways the structures […]

Rolling in the Deep with Moby-Dick

This month at The Cultural Gutter is Switcheroo Month. Traditionally the editors write something outside of their usual domains. This time, though, we are faced with a domainless Gutter. And so this Switcheroo Month, we write about reputable art. ~~~ “I shall ere long paint to you as […]