On HU

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.)

The 2012 Utilitarian Year in Review.

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.
 
Utilitarians Everywhere

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.
 
Other Links

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.
 

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