On HU

Featured Archive Post: Andrea Tang on Iron Man 3, Olympus Has Fallen, and the new yellow peril.

Paul Nudd with Love-Chutney drawings for the Gay Utopia.

Alexander Hamilton was an authoritarian thug.

Ng Suat Tong with a lengthy consideration of Nijigahara Holograph.

Chris Gavaler on Phillip Pullman and Spring-heeled Jack.

I talk about Octavia Butler’s Fledglin, Lacan, and amnesia.

Michael A. Johnson talks about the ethical implications of covering war via photograph and comic (from PPP.)

Sean Michael Robinson on Rhinestone Cowboys, Deacon Blues, and small dreams.
 
Utilitarians Everywhere

At Salon I

Lised the 10 most overrated albums of the 1990s.

—wrote about how there are basically no women in the original Star Wars.

At the Dissolve I reviewed the documentary Documented about Jose Antonio Vargas’ experience as an undocumented immigrant.

At Splice Today I wrote about

— Esme Patterson asking Elvis Costello what the hell is wrong with him.

— how Batman, Sarah Palin and everybody else loves torture.
 
Other Links

Amazon is deleting the wish lists of sex workers because Amazon is run by arbitrary puritanical assholes.

Relatedly, Spike on trying to publish porn comics.

Also relatedly, the DOJ is closing porn star’s bank accounts because our government is run by arbitrary puritanical assholes.

Dana Schwartz on gender in Star Wars.

Isaac Butler on why your Star Wars books still count.

Mary McCarthy on jeans drama.
 

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