At Gamasutra, Atlus’ Scott Strichart talks about translating the humor and tone of Yakuza 0 and translating and localizing games in general. “We’re doing it line by line, and suddenly we’re like ‘oh shit, here’s a pun.’ And when you hit that, you have to take a step […]
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 […]
Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey on Beverly Cleary and ordinary lives at RogerEbert.com. “Her books taught children to see the worlds they grew up in as universes unto themselves. That adventure could be found in exploring the woods behind your house or in writing letters to someone […]
Abigail Nussbaum considers WandaVision at Asking The Wrong Questions with, “America’s Sweetheart: Thoughts on WandaVision.” Emily Van Der Werff shares her thoughts at Vox with, “WandaVision’s disappointing finale and the problem with demanding ‘justice’ in fiction.” And at the LA Times Review of Books, Aaron Bady ponders, “The […]
Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Agatha Christie’s popularity and influence in the Arab world! “So many Agatha Christie novels were published in Arabic in the mid-20th century that Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples overflowed handcarts and bookshelves from Algiers to Cairo to Amman to Muscat. These original editions, […]
At Atlas Obscura, Natasha Frost writes about the Lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s and interviews writers Ann Bannon and Katherine V. Forrest.