Vanity Fair interviews the legendary James Hong. “My parents obviously wanted me to be something other than an actor. I said, ‘I’ll be an engineer,” because I like to build things.’ I went into the Army for the Korean War. After two years of that, I didn’t know […]
Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White posts his 400th post on his Virtues of Captain America blog AND he talks Thor on Across The Bifrost: The Mighty Thor Podcast!
Komazawa Isolation have a series of videos recreating videogame moments in Tokyo. They have the Yakuza walk and run down. Watch them here!
Horror, like porn, is meant to evoke a physical reaction. They, alongside melodrama, form the trio of genres which are described as “body genres” by my favourite media theorist, Jenna Stoeber*. Stoeber argues that the body genres evoke emotional reactions of “fear, sadness, or arousal” that spill out […]
At Smithsonian Magazine, Nora McGreevy writes about gender and mythological monsters. “Monsters reveal more about humans than one might think. As figments of the imagination, the alien, creepy-crawly, fanged, winged and otherwise-terrifying creatures that populate myths have long helped societies define cultural boundaries and answer an age-old question: […]
S. J. Perelman rereads Tarzan of the Apes in Library of America’s story of the week! “Between October 1948 and October 1953, Perelman wrote twenty-two reviews of books and silent films that had been popular during the first quarter of the twentieth century, including such cringeworthy fare as […]