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Fantasia 2022: Popran (Japan, 2022)

The Gutter’s own Carol is reporting back from the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival with a review of Shinichiro Ueda’s Popran (Japan, 2022): Akira Tagami (Yoji Minagawa) wakes up one morning to discover that his genitalia—his popran—have disappeared. Tagami is the CEO of Rashimban, an online manga application […]

“Dashiell Hammett’s Strange Career”

At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]

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 […]