On HU

Kind of a crazy week.

First of all, we’ve got a new twitter account. Vom Marlowe is handling it; still a little rocky, but we’ll get there. (Facebook page coming soon too hopefull, though not there yet.)

And this week:

We started out with a long interview about lesbian identity, fashion, and other things with Sharon Marcus, author of “Between Women.”

Vom Marlowe posted on Valentine’s Day about oracular penises.

After that, we moved from tcj.com to our current home here at http://hoodedutilitarian.com. A farewell post to our old home is here. Some more thoughts about our year at tcj.com here. Some speculations about the rumored merger of tcj.com and Comics Comics here. A thread discussing the impending HU redesign is here.

Sean Michael Robinson discussed Gerhard, craft, cross-hatching, and completion, in an addendum to his interview with the artist.

Melinda Beasi and Michelle Smith discussed the BL Korean manga One Thousand and One Nights.

I compared Will Eisner’s handling of race with that of Mark Twain and argued that Twain was a lot more successful. This sparked a massive comments thread. I highlighted comments by Jeet Heer and by Tom Crippen and Caroline Small.

Inspired by the film The September Issue, I talked about Grace Coddington’s fashion photography.

I talked about D. H. Lawrence and Grant Morrison’s Return of Bruce Wayne. (This piece originally ran on Splice Today.)

And somewhat unexpectedly composer and singer Diamanda Galas and others decided the HU comments thread would be a good place to have a flame war.

Utilitarians Everywhere

At Splice Today I reviewed the new Cut Copy album.

Other Links

Robert Boyd is looking for some writers to join him at his blog The Great God Pan Is Dead.

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