I’m pleased to announce that Jacob Canfield is joining HU as a regular columnist. His bio is here. Welcome aboard Jacob!
From the Archives: Sean Michael Robinson interview Gerhard.
From the Archives: Jog on the Drifting Classroom without children.
Me on how Julia Roberts had to get old to get her best role.
Me on how Wonder Woman’s costume is booby-trapped.
RM Rhodes expresses skepticism about the storytelling in Heavy Metal magazine (prompting a really long thread.)
Domingos Isabelinho on Matt Marriott, one of the great comics westerns.
Matthew Brady on Hellraiser and Cloud Atlas.
Bert Stabler on Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Audition, vengeance and despair.
Me on the supposed feminism of Diablo Cody’s Jennifer’s Body.
Robert Stanley Martin argues that DC treated Siegel and Shuster fairly.
Sarah Horrocks on sci-fi, horror, and Richard Corben.
Subdee on why Gangnam style rather than some other Kpop ditty.
At the Loyola Center for Digital Ethics, Violentacrez, Amanda Todd and sexism online and off.
Two at Splice Today:
David Brooks is an awful Republican partisan hack.
Jonathan Chait is an awful Democratic partisan hack.
Roseanne Barr vs. trans women.
This Week’s Reading
Finished rereading Phillip Pullman’s forthcoming Brothers Grimm book of fairty tales; also finished Ronald Firbank’s Vainglory. Started “Ward Six,” a fantastic collection of Chekhov short stories/novellas which I bought in college more than 20 years ago and somehow never read. Better than many things I’ve read instead over those 20 years….