Category Archive: pop culture

American Odd: Pack of Lies, by Gilbert Sorrentino

by

This week I conclude my essay series American Odd by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino’s postmodern masterpiece “Pack of Lies.”

Rate this:

Sundering the Worldgate, by Guest Blogger Don Vort

by

Online exclusive! Guest Blogger Don Vort provides a teaser for his “Steampunk movie Sundering the Worldgate.”

Rate this:

MILWAUKEE PROFILES: DON VORT OF DV MAGIC SERVICES

by

Milwaukee Profiles interviews filmmaker Don Vort, founder of DV Magic Services.

Rate this:

On Being Human Redux: Killswitch (Cassandra Kresnov, Book Three), by Joel Shepherd

by

An essay on the science fiction novel “Killswitch” by Joel Shepherd and what it means to be human.

Rate this:

Buck Studies by Douglas Kearney @ NYJB

by

“Buck Studies” is “a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

Rate this:

The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain, by Mark Z. Danielewski @ NYJB

by

When does an experimental novel become formulaic? Is formula inherently a bad thing? When will Xanther give the little one a name?

Rate this:

CCLaP Fridays: Cthulhu Fhtagn! by Ross E. Lockhart

by

In this uncertain age filled with terrorism, racial tension, police brutality, and political strongmen, the Lovecraftian Mythos is almost reassuring.

Rate this:

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1887–2058, by Emma Lavigne @NYJB

by

“The past and the future are her playground, and she relays an open invitation to all who seek a daring museum experience.”

Rate this:

Last Look by Charles Burns @ NYJB

by

“Last Look” is a cold indictment of pretentious frauds yet an intimate exploration of fear, regret, and failure.

Rate this:

American Odd: Three Wogs, by Alexander Theroux

by

This week I continue my essay series American Odd by looking at “Three Wogs,” by Alexander Theroux, a comic novel about race relations in the UK.

Rate this: