The Library of America Blog shares the an essay by John Williams on the Western novel and the West, “The ‘Western’: The Definition of the Myth“. “’There’s a very real sense in which “The West” does not, did not ever, exist. It’s a dream of The East—almost as […]
Swamp Thing first shambled into my heart with Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben’s The Saga of the Swamp Thing #24-64 (DC, 1984-7). At a time when I was reading mostly alternative comics, Swamp Thing brought me back to DC, Vertigo, and, eventually, superhero comics. It’s appropriate […]
There’s a new series featuring the beloved Filipina superhero, Darna, and you can watch via the Filipino Channel App. Check out the trailer here. (Thanks, Ed!) If you are curious, the Gutter’s own Carol wrote about Darna here.
“The Ghost of Worshops Past: How Communism, Conservatism, and the Cold War still molds our path into SFF Writing”
At Tor.com, S.L. Huang writes about the history of writing workshops and its influence on SF/F workshops and writing today. “To those outside the industry, the name “Clarion” might not have much meaning. But to those with aspirations of being a professional SFF author—of joining those like Gaiman—workshops […]
Friend of the Gutter Andrew Nette shares a list of 10 underappreciated neo-noirs at Crime Reads. “while I will happily admit to being a due paying member of the First-half-of-the-1970s-was-a-great-period-of-American-crime-cinema-fan-club, it does strike me that we tend to focus on the same handful of films from this period […]
The Gutter’s own Sachin has some thoughts about Out In The Ring (Canada, 2022) at Biff Bam Pop! “Ryan Bruce Levay’s documentary Out in the Ring is mostly a historical piece, running though the roots of queerness in pro wrestling from the 1940’s to today. If there was […]