Featured Archive Post: Russ Maheras on Gene Simmons and comic book andom.
I review Alan Wolfe’s book Political Evil.
U2, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Dylan: who’s the most overrated musician ever.
Michael Arthur interviews Tommy Bruce about documenting furry as art and obsession.
Chris Gavaler on assembling a modern novel course list vs. assembling a superhero team.
We started our Bloom County roundtable:
Bert Stabler on Bloom County as the last great realist comic strip.
Me on how Bloom County is better than Calvin and Hobbes.
Kailyn Kent on Opus as plush toy and Opus as icon.
I wrote the Afterword for The Big Feminist But anthology, which is going to be available shortly.
At the Atlantic:
— I interviewed Melissa Gira Grant about sex work as work and her new book Playing the Whore
—I wrote about the stupidity of the racist backlash against Michael B. Jordan being cast as Johnny Storm. This appears to be the most popular thing I’ve ever written by a lot.
— I wrote about 3 days to Kill, which thinks dad’s raising kids is funny. Because Hollywood sucks.
At Splice Today:
— I wrote about how issues don’t matter in politics, and how Obama is kind of despicable.
—I wrote about my wife being harassed on the train, reverse racism, and segregation in Chicago.
—I wrote about pure music and Akkord erasing the earth.
At Salon I did a music list for President’s Day. (Even a song for James Buchanan.)
Melissa Gira Grant on targeting sex workers at the superbowl.
Great piece by Tina Vasquez on feminism’s history of failing trans women.
A student at Duke talks about being stigmatized for working in the porn industry.