In our Featured Archive post this week Ryan Sands talks indie manga.

Contra Steven Pinker, I express skepticism that the world is getting less violent.

Ng Suat Tong provides annotations to Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers.

I talk about snails and fecundity in Junji Ito’s Uzumaki.

Nathan Atkinson argues that tcj.com’s uncritical enthusiasm for Jaime Hernandez is necessary and unfortunate.

Erica Friedman explains answers the question what’s the big deal about sailor moon?

I talk about how my people (that’s Jews) love the folk music.

I argue that the politics of art is about how it makes you spend your time.

A doomy death metal download mix for your listening pleasure.

Caroline Small argues that comics creators need to read more.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At Splice Today I review a collection of stories inspired by Kafka which are in fact not much like Kafka.

At the Washington Times I review Miranda Lambert’s new album

At Splice Today I talk about the Coffins and international death metal.
Other Links

Nate Silver on Herman Cain and expert judgment.

Jog on old horror comics.

C.T. May on Mitt Romney’s eyebrows.

Casey Brienza on gender in superhero comics.

A thoughtful discussion of Orientalism in Habibi.

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