A busy week, from meeting Patton Oswalt and swapping reading recommendations to visiting the Bauhaus centennial exhibit at the Boston MFA.
Read: The Hounds of Tindalos. Frank Belknap Long.The Crisis of Criticism. Maurice Berger, ed.Introduction, Age of Lovecraft. The Baffler: Issue 43. [partial]"Intra-European Racism in Nineteenth-Century Anthropology," History and Anthropology, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2009, pp. 37–56. Gustav Jahoda.Broken Stars. Ken Liu, ed. [started] Watched: An appalling quantity of Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 005-7
Even as Aquaman rejects notions of racial purity and as it celebrates the possibilities inherent in hybridity and change, it still falls back on narratives of genetic determinacy and degeneracy. These ideas are inextricably linked to the eugenic epistemology which defines the supremacism the film is trying to critique.
Read: Dreams from the Witch House, female voices in Lovecraftian Horror. Lynne Jamneck, ed.Buffalo Soldier. Maurice Broaddus.Wasteland, the Great War and the origins of modern horror. W. Scott Poole.People's Republic of Everything. Nick Mamatas.Isherwood on Writing. Christopher Isherwood.Neonomicon. Alan Moore."Walking Awake". N. K. Jemisin."The Medusa" and "Conversations in a Dead Language". Thomas Ligotti. Conan and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 001 & 002
Wasn’t the world supposed to end on this date four years ago?It feels like maybe it was working on it, and we weren’t paying attention.There’s snow on the ground and rain falling from the sky and winter is making its way across New England and I was less prepared for it than I expected. I’ve … Continue reading 2016.12.12 : the struggle of waking destroys the dreamer