Category Archive: On Being Human

Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste

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The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading

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On Being Human Redux: Frankenstein Underground, by Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck

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When I wrote “On Being Human,” I wrote an essay on Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy.” “Frankenstein Underground” expands on Mignola’s pulpy universe, giving us a fun graphic novel about Frankenstein’s monster.

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On Being Human Redux: The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, by Ian Tattersall

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Ian Tattersall’s new book, “The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack,” explores the intellectual history of paleoanthropology and seeks to answer, “What does it mean to be human?”

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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CCLaP Fridays: NSFW Files … the Book! Coming out next Monday (1/19/15)

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The NSFW Files includes essays on erotica written by a Nobel laureate, an outsider artist, a surrealist, and a French prisoner, among many more. Most important, the essay collection offers an answer to the question, “What dirty book should I read next?”

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On Being Human Redux: Breakaway (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Two), by Joel Shepherd

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Continuing with this week’s theme, I’ll be looking at Breakaway (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Two). The book follows fast on the heels of Crossover, where we are introduced Cassandra Kresnov, an artificial human and former super-soldier of The League.

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Countdown to CONvergence 2014

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Countdown to CONvergence 2014! Are you excited?

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On Being Human @ On Wisconsin Magazine

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On Being Human, by Karl Wolff, gets a profile in On Wisconsin Magazine, the alumni magazine for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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On Being Human Redux: Crossover (Cassandra Kresnov, Book One), by Joel Shepherd

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I revisit the question, “What does it mean to be human?” with On Being Human Redux, looking at Joel Shepherd’s cerebral actioner, “Crossover,” introducing us to synethetic human Cassandra Kresnov.

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