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Carol

Carol Borden was editor of and a writer for the Toronto International Film Festival’s official Midnight Madness and Vanguard program blogs. She is currently an editor at and evil overlord for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to thoughtful writing about disreputable art. She has written for Mezzanotte, Teleport City, Die Danger Die Die Kill, Popshifter and she has a bunch of short stories published by Fox Spirit Books including: Godzilla detective fiction, femme fatale mermaids, an adventurous translator/poet, and an x-ray tech having a bad day. Read and listen to her other shenanigans at Monstrous Industry. For her particular take on gutter culture, check out, “In the Sewer with the Alligators.”

The Cultural Gutter 2021

We’re making some changes at the Cultural Gutter. The Gutter’s own Keith Allison is moving on, but will remain SF/F Editor Emeritus here and in our hearts. And after almost 18 years of the same format, we are letting the Editors loose from their domains. We are still […]

Some Things I Liked in 2020

In normal times, I’d be writing about ten comics I read that I liked this year and haven’t written about yet. But it is, as is so often said, not normal times and I am not entirely sure what the new normal will be both here at the […]

Now Do You Believe in Ghosts?

The veils between the worlds are about to part once more, dear friends, giving us a glimpse of what is normally denied to mortal view and bringing our beloved and not-so-beloved dead among us once more. Perhaps in these darkling hours, these twilight times, you long to hear […]

Niles Caulder; or, a Modern Epimetheus

Allow me to present Dr. Niles Caulder, a Modern Epimetheus. And yeah, I did compare him to a genius scientist who combines alchemical research with cutting edge science and bad father filled with bad ideas, Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Doom Patrol‘s […]

Fierce, Fantabulous and Ready for a Fight

‘Ware ye, there be spoilers below~ You ever love a sandwich? I mean, really love it. Love it like dropping it on the sidewalk makes you reflect what in your life led to you this moment? Because Harley Quinn has. And Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation […]