At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz remembers Rutger Hauer. “From his early breakthrough years in in Dutch films by one of his most important collaborators, director Paul Verhoeven, through his more recent period as an oddball elder statesman who could be menacing or sweet depending on the requirements of […]
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 […]
The Gutter is in the middle of a transition to a new site and host and Comics Editor Carol is right there with it. She’ll be back next month with a new piece. In the meantime, enjoy her thoughts on Superman. ~~~ I’ve been thinking about Superman. Actually, […]
Jonathan Katz writes about the power of activist drag: “[F]rom our current vantage point, the advent of sloganeering clothing seems vastly less of a defining break with the past than in fact it was. Queer fashion once spoke sotto voce to insiders, at once defining membership in a […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century looks at Nunsploitation. “Evil nuns exist in movies at least as far back as the silent film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Now considered a masterpiece of the silent era, the film initially polarized audiences, in no small part due to scenes […]
At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]
Enjoy these excellent covers for Moby-Dick!