It’s hot and the cottonwoods are seeding. The fluff is falling like snow and drifting in piles all over. That might make it seem like the start some kind of idyllic tale set in the West. There could be taciturn people brought together by loss and love. Or […]
Bombay Talkies, released in 2013 to mark the centennial of Indian feature filmmaking, is not just another film about the film industry. This anthology project keeps its focus on the power of cinema for audiences. The four contributing directors represent different vibes, maybe even genres, within the current […]
We really should have had a mystery series featuring a sensible lesbian couple by now. Something like two Miss Marples sharing a sensible home and sensibly solving extremely–some might even say overly–complicated murders together. One wakes the other up when she turns on the nightstand lamp to do […]
At Graveyard Shift Sisters, Tarik Davis talks about the horror and monsters of American life in his series, “Stakes is High.” “In this series of coming articles, I will display the similarities and connections between vampirism and racism. I will illustrate how President Barack Obama is Blade (from […]
At the New Yorker, Paul La Farge writes about H. P. Lovecraft and poet, anthropologist and Lovecraft’s literary executor, Robert Barlow.
Keith Allison is currently battling a sentient virus attempting to control his immune system and, through him, all of humanity. If all goes well, he will be back next month with a new piece. In the meantime, please enjoy this piece on William Burroughs and Duran Duran’s “Wild […]