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”
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Atlantic I wrote about:

Shulamith Firestone and feminist utopian literature.

Willie Nelson’s jazzy new album.

Feminism’s conflicted hisotry with advancing day care.

At Splice Today I wrote about:

—who should own children.

Chris Connor’s classic Gershwin album.
Other Links

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.


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