Featured Archive Post: Jacob Canfield on Johnny Ryan, Benajamin Marra, and lazy thinking in comics criticism.
Piyali Bhattacharya with a short review of Bea Ridgway’s River of No Return.
I celebrate the glorious alienation of Chicago juke.
I explain why Shelby Lynne is not death metal.
Ng Suat Tong looks at Dan Clowes’ short story “Justin Damiano,” about critics and criticism.
Alex Buchet continues his pre-history of the superhero, with a focus on sci-fi from Verne to Vril.
I talk about Kazuo Umezu’s Butterfly Grave and how weak mothers eat their young.
Chris Gavaler on his mother’s superpowers and her aging.
At the Atlantic I interviewed Stanley Hauerwas about intervention in Syria.
At Reason I review a love letter to an Afghan warlord.
At Splice Today I talk about
— how the Internet hates you, and what to do about it.
— Dungeons and Dragons and the rule of nerds.
Robert Reece on black men’s bodies and the white female gaze.
Elizabeth Sampat on why the guys who do Penny Arcade need a swift kick in the shins.