Monthly Archive: July, 2012

CCLaP Fridays: On Being Human: Swastika Night (1937) by Katharine Burdekin

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This week’s installment of Karl Wolff’s essay series, On Being Human, examines the feminist science fiction novel “Swastika Night”, an alternate history predating Orwell’s “1984” that explores the darker regions of human behavior in a far future Europe ruled by medieval Nazi knights.

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES: PART V: SUPREME COURT SWINGERS

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A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week, I examine the Justices who hold the “swing vote.”

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CCLaP Fridays: Werewolves of Wisconsin, by Andy Fish

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This week, Karl Wolff reviews “Werewolves of Wisconsin and other American myths, monsters, and ghosts,” a graphic novel by Andy Fish. It explores the scary regions of these United States with gory visuals and local legends.

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Translation Tuesdays: The Investigation, by Philippe Claudel

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A balding conservatively dressed Investigator comes to an unnamed town to investigate a series of suicides on the grounds of the Enterprise. What follows is an odyssey of frustration, bureaucracy, and confusion.

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