“The science fiction author Isaac Asimov engaged in forms of unwanted touching with countless women. It set the tone for the entire genre.” More from Alec Nevala-Lee here.
At Bright Wall, Dark Room, Carrie Couregen writes an exquisite piece about Jane Fonda and Klute. “Time has a habit of showing us the ways in which it is a flat circle, always continuing but never really changing. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a […]
The solstice and the the Fourth of July have passed and summer is definitely upon us, my friends. It’s hot, with cicadas (Brood X and Broods Otherwise), fireflies, fireworks, thunderstorms and humidity released upon my part of the world at least. And I have some suggestions for things […]
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz writes on the life and career of Clarence Williams III. “His ferocity burned holes in the screen, and filmmakers took advantage of that, casting him in roles that shook up the main character’s preconceived notions, rattled their complacency, and otherwise pushed their buttons.”
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 […]
Caroline Catz’ Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes is available for your viewing pleasure at BBC Four online. “[It] explores the life and creative output of Coventry born-Delia Derbyshire–electronic musician, sound pioneer and female outsider in postwar Britain. From 1962 until 1973, she worked at the […]