Tag: politics

“Emily’s Story”

At Bella Media, friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes about Emily’s story arc in The Handmaid’s Tale television series. “Emily never stops trying. Even when she doesn’t even seem to fully remember what exactly she’s fighting for, she’s still fighting. Again and again, Emily fully recognizes the […]

“The Birth of the Queer T-Shirt”

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 […]

Gab Emperor of Dune

“This is where things get weird.” So the prophecy foretold when I went forth into the desert and proclaimed that it was time for the sleeper to awaken, that I would finally look into the place I feared to look and find, staring back at me, God Emperor […]

Interview with author Joe Haldeman

Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War series and Vietnam War vet, is interviewed on the What A Horrible Way To Die podcast. “This week, Francis did some damn journalism. He interviewed Joe Haldeman, author of the 1974 sci-fi masterpiece The Forever War, about his Army service and […]