Featured Archive Post: Me on Chris War, Oedipus, and Superman.

James Romberger on a new TwoMorrows book on underrated artist Marie Severin.

Bill Randall from the archive on the distorted image of Tatsumi.

Ryan Holmberg on abstract comics and modernism.

Derik Badman on poetry comics and/or comics poetry.

Me on Stanislaw Lem’s idiotic “Return From the Stars.”

Jones, One of the Jones Boys pisses on the Golden Age of Comics.

Caleb Das on Portia de Rossi and funny women on television.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Atlantic I argue that Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis doesn’t make the rich powerful enough.

At Splice I celebrate Julia Roberts finally getting a good role.

At Splice I plead with the GOP to deal with its coming demographic apocalypse.

Other Links

Craig Fischer on Kirby’s strengths and weaknesses.

Adrielle Mitchell on comics creators vs. comics academics.

Elizabeth Greenwood on Mirror, Mirror.

Darryl Ayo on Luke Pearson.

Jared Gardner on Joe Sacco.

Subashini Navaratnam on nice (and not nice) book reviews.

This really depresses me.
This Week’s Reading

I finished Chris Hedges’ “When Atheism Becomes Religion”; read Joseph Conrad’s short novel “The Shadow Line”, reread the first chapter of Giorgio Agamben’s “The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government” and confirmed that I really don’t particularly want to read the rest; read Stanislaw Lem’s “Return From the Stars” (which I reviewed this week); and am now reading Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady,” which is awesome.

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