Tag: series

“Let People Enjoy This Essay”

At Gawker, B.D. McClay writes about “letting people enjoy things,” fan culture and detachment and “becoming a better snob.” “The paradox of a wide-open digital publishing field is that it has tended more and more toward consensus, with its two modes being the rave and the takedown, instead […]

Summer Fun Time Reading and Other Things 2021!

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 […]

Chillers: Not Quite Patricia Highsmith

‘Imagine tales so bone-chillingly cold you’ll beg for a warm bed to hide under!’ or so promises the cover copy of Chillers (1990). The front cover amplifies host Anthony Perkins’ role, suggesting a link to the better-known episodic horror series around that time like Tales from the Crypt, […]