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“The Masque of Red Death”

The Library of America’s story of the week is Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Masque of Red Death.” There is also discussion of the story’s history. “The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. . . .”

Interview with Rachel Pollack

Our friends at Bitches on Comics interview Rachel Pollack. “This week we talk to Rachel Pollack, comic writer, author of many novels, tarot deck creator, and just the freaking coolest. We discuss the overlap of tarot and comics, how Pollack created authentic trans and queer characters in comics, […]

“The Untold Truth of Force Ghosts”

Friend of the Gutter John Crye writes about Star Wars and force ghosts at Looper. “Alongside lightsabers, droids, and moon-like space stations with fatal design flaws, life after death is a signature feature of the Star Wars franchise. Long before Darth Maul was granted his improbable reprieve from […]