At the Guardian, Sarah Churchwell writes about fiction and fascism. “These parallels between fictional pasts and our political present may seem eerie: they aren’t. There is nothing surprising about people trying to replicate the oldest models of power.”
Karina Longworth looks at the history of the Hollywood Blacklist in a new, multipart series of podcasts at You Must Remember This.
Steven Heller writes about Maurice Sendak and treating “children like the intelligent little animals that we know they are.”
A complete 1953 Pogo storyline featuring, “Simple J. Malarkey,” Walt Kelly’s stand-in for Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. (via MightyGodKing–click through for more about Pogo and the Red Scare).
Horror movies are celebrating their hundredth year in 2010, with the anniversary of the 1910 Edison Lab’s production of Frankenstein. Bloody Disgusting catalogs “some of the biggest…genre snubs in Oscar history, in Part Four of B-D’s ‘100 Years in Horror’ series.”