On HU

Featured Archive Post: Ng Suat Tong looks at Gary Groth’s interview with Gil Kane.

Iron Man vs. Bataille.

I review an album of post-war hillbilly music.

Matthias Wivel weighs in on the debate over literariness in comics.Eddie Campbell clarifies his position in the (lengthy) comments thread.

Alex Buchet on Peanuts, as you’ve never seen it before.

Chris Gavaler looks at eugenics and the House of Slytherin.

I compared the poetry of Zen poets Basho and Ryokan.

Robert Stanley Martin provides an audio download of Pauline Kael lecturing on the auteur theory.
 
Utilitarians Everywhere

I was on the Charles Adler Show talking about Persepolis and censorship in schools (in reference to my Atlantic article below.)

At the Atlantic, I talk about:

The Client List, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and cultural images of sexy, deviant single moms.

debt and housework.

Persepolis and school censorship.

Steubenville, I Spit on Your Grave, and failures of imagination about rape.

— what Andrea Dworkin would,and would not, have liked about the new film Ginger & Rosa

Olympus Has Fallen, which is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, and makes me despair for my country.

what Rush Limbaugh got right about Beyoncé.

At Splice Today, I talk about

how the internet ate my dream job. Whine, freelancer, whine….

the left wing pro-war pundits and how they sucked.
 
Other Links

Jessice Luther on feminism and romance novels.

C.T. May on CPAC.

Mallory Ortberg on CNN”s coverage of Steubenville.

And then there’s the Onion on a courageous athlete who overcame raping someone.

Philip Cohen on gender segregation in the workplace.

Alex Pareene on awful local news reporting.

Ronald Reagan was a traitorous thug.
 
This Week’s Reading
I reread Persepolis, and started David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years. Also still working on LOTR with my son; we’re in the middle of the Two Towers now.
 

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