Featured Archive post: me on Edie Fake’s amazing Gaylord Phoeix.
I talk about me, Bart Beaty, and the eternal circle of citation.
Brian Cremins on Tarantino, Oscar Micheaux, and black cowboys in the Western genre (with a pretty long comments thread.)
Jacob Canfield on Stokoe vs. Druillet.
Bert Stabler on Edie Fake’s one person show, memory and queerness.
America loves me because I’m a Jew.
Ng Suat Tong provides the list of 4th quarter nominations for the Best Online Comics Criticism awards.
At the Atlantic I talk about Moto Hagio’s Heart of Thomas, boys’ love, and cross-gender identification.
At the Atlantic I review Laina Dawes’ book about her experiences as a black woman metalhead.
At Splice I talk about Carlene Carter’s wonderful and hardly remembered album Little Love Letters.
At Splice I argue that both Republicans and Democrats are craven, albeit in somewhat different ways.
Jason Bailey with a really nice piece on Spike Lee’s career.
Alyssa Rosenber on gender in Django Unchained and Lincoln.
This Week’s Reading
Reread Moto Hagio’s The Heart of Thomas for a review. Read Walter Benn Michaels’ Our America, which was fantastic. Started the last 50 Shades of Grey book, which may actually be worse than the other two, if such a thing is possible. Also started Alisa Valdes’ The Feminist and the Cowboy, which is pretty bad, but better than 50 Shades of Grey.