HU contributor James Romberger and his son Crosby received an Eisner nomination for Best single issue for their Post York #1. All the Eisner nominations are here.
Featured Archive Post: I review Reinhold Kleist’s Johnny Cash biography.
I explain what Escher and Dr. Manhattan have in common.
I explain why Tim McGraw sucks.
We kicked off our comics and music roundtable. Posts this week:
Bert Stabler, Re(Dis)Membering Pushead, The Cheerful Blasphemer
Craig Fischer, “Poster Boy”
Brian Cremins, “Gil Kane, Memory Drawing, and Bob Dylan’s Self-Portrait
Betsy Phillips, “A Theory of Why the Two Iron Men Became One”
Qiana Whitted, “Sound and Silence in the Jim Crow South”
At the Atlantic I wrote about:
—Willie Nelson’s jazzy new album.
At Splice Today I wrote about:
—who should own children.
—Chris Connor’s classic Gershwin album.
Sarah Kendzior on academia’s indentured servants.
Jonathan Bernstein on how to stop torturing, maybe.
This Week’s Reading
I finished Shulamith Firestone’s Dialectic of Sex, read Joanna Russ’ The Female Man, started a book about parking reform (no seriously), read some articles and book chapters about the Oneida community. Also still reading The Two Towers to my son.