South China Morning Post‘s Behind The Story looks at the life and work of author Louis Cha. “Bong Miquiabas speaks with Zhou Xin, SCMP political economy editor, about Louis Cha. How he grew up in the village that was the setting for Cha’s first novel, the importance of […]
July 20 and 21, Big Finish Productions will celebrate 20 years producing audio dramas ranging throughout the Doctor Who universe, including classic and NuWho Doctors and companions voiced by the original actors, spinoffs, spinoffs of spinoffs, an alternate universe where David Warner is the Doctor, massive crossovers, spinoffs […]
Bear with me: at first glance, this piece may fall outside the Cultural Gutter’s mission to share thoughtful writing about disreputable art. Kshudhita Pashan (1960) is based on a short story by Nobel laureate, author, musician, and all-around revered thinker Rabindranath Tagore. But its ghostly ladies, creepy palaces, […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Mary Kay McBrayer writes about Midsommar. (Plot details are discussed so watch ou): “Midsommar acknowledges racial tropes of horror movies, and it somehow both utilizes them responsibly and realistically, and it subverts them just enough to keep us guessing. That’s good storytelling. “
Are you curious about that time Beowulf drank serpent’s venom so he would be as powerful as Grendel? You can read all about it here in the pages of Beowulf, Dragon-Slayer!
Kung Fu Kingdom interviews actor/director/fight choreographer Bruce Khan. It has some sweet video of Khan in action as well as some of his fight choreography in Jackie Chan’s The Medallion. Enjoy the trailer for his film Revenger here.