I’m pleased to announce that Isaac Butler is joining the regular HU roster as a contributing writer. Welcome aboard Isaac!
In other news…next week is Thanksgiving, and I’m traveling, so HU will have a shortened schedule. Not sure exactly how it’ll work, but probably we’ll be off Thursday and Friday and possible Wednesday, Saturday, and/or Sunday as well. Whatever happens, though, have a good holiday if your celebrating it, and we’ll be back to normal the Monday after, if the good lord is willing and the creek doesn’t rise.
Featured Archive Post: I talk about Wonder Woman vs. Twilight and vampires vs. seal men.
Me on the film I found more terrifying and repulsive than Audition or Hostel.
Me reviewing the Twilight Graphic novel (which sparks a long thread contrasting Bella and James Bond, of all things.)
Me on Junji Ito’s Tomie stories and the feminine proliferation of capitalism.
Rober Stanley Martin reviews Sean Howe’s “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.
Kinukitty on Heart’s biography, “Kicking and Dreaming.”
Nicolas Labarre on Descent and choosing the horror road more traveled.
Jason Thompson and me talk about Junji Ito’s Tomie stories, progressive horror, and misogyny.
Subdee on Saiunkoku Monogatari and feminist fantasy.
At the Atlantic I reviewed Skyfall (and pissed people off in comments.)
At Splice I note that the GOP is considering maybe treating Hispanics like human beings.
At Splice I wrote about Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage. I was pretty happy with this one.
At Splice I am surprised and heartened by the apparent existence of GOP moderates.
Bert Stabler on Chris Hedges and moral climbing.
Glenn Greenwald on out of control government invasions of privacy and the Petraeus scandal.
DG Myers,who I had a really nice interaction with once, was shockingly fired from Commentary, apparently for supporting gay marriage.
Nicky Smith rags on my alma mater.
Monika Bartyzel compares Hunger Games and Twilight, being a hero first or last.
Alyssa Rosenberg on geek sexism.
This Week’s Reading
Not sure I remember everything, but…I finished Junji Ito’s first volume of Tomie stories, and read Lilli Carre’s Heads or Tails, and the fourth volume of Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit. Also read my friend Ilana Gershon’s book The Break-up 2.0 about new media and relationship break-ups, and started Stanley Hauerwas’ book God, Medicine, and Suffering.