Archive for April, 2011

Utilitarian Review 4/9/11

We’re switching to weekdays only. Also, welcome to Nadim Damluji as columnist.

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Can The Subaltern Draw?: Waiting For Nabil Fawzi

Where was the Syrian version of Astro Boy hiding? Why doesn’t the Arab World have a Superman?

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Knowing, Forgiving, and Loving Are All Different Things

Fumi Yoshinaga is not at her best in the short story form. In longer series, her weakness for glib psychoanalyzing can be overwhelmed by her virtues.

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Please Save My Earth with Melinda & Michelle

Please Save My Earth is a 21-volume soft sci-fi epic about seven Japanese children (six teenagers and one elementary school student) who discover that they are the reincarnations of a group of alien scientists who once studied the Earth from a remote base on the Moon.

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Dyspeptic Oroborous: Reacting To It

Do we need to think about Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s attitudes towards sex when reading Lost Girls? Is it important to think about Ditko’s objectivism when evaluating Ditko?

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The Wire Roundtable: Not Anti-Cop

But, there was one area of real policing where The Wire’s normally unflinching gaze pulled back.

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PKD Through History

Robespierre, St. Bernadette, and Kant, in stories by Philip K. Dick. Sort of.

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