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The Final Episode of Alan Moore’s Maxwell the Magic Cat

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:45:26 +0000

[comics] The Northants Herald and Post published it’s final issue yesterday and included the final episode of Alan Moore’s Maxwell the Magic Cat…

Analysing the Beach Boys

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:28:35 +0000

[music] Looking for the Beach Boys … Ben Ratliff analyses the Beach Boys… ‘The narrators of Beach Boys songs used their time as they liked: amusement parks, surfing, drag racing, dating, sitting in their rooms. Listeners through the mid-Sixties —I wasn’t there—must have responded to the way ordinary leisure and ordinary kicks could be enshrined […]

The Trump-Farage Lift Photo

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:45:42 +0000

[trump] The unholy power of that Farage-Trump buddy photo … Jonathan Jones on the meaning of the Donald and Nigel lift photo … ‘The sheer freakishness of the image enhances its grip on us, for we can’t stop staring at this monstrously matey exchange of bonhomie in a lift lined with gold. Trump’s almost beatific […]

Ron Rosenbaum’s “Secrets of the Little Blue Box” on Phone Phreaking

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:45:35 +0000

[tech] Secrets of the Little Blue Box … the text of Ron Rosenbaum’s fascinating 1971 article from Esquire magazine of his investigation into early phone phreaking … ‘People like Gilbertson and Alexander Graham Bell are always talking about ripping off the phone company and screwing Ma Bell. But if they were shown a single button […]

President Trump and What Happens Next

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:45:49 +0000

[trump] It can happen here: But has it? The 1933 scenario is no longer hypothetical … Salon on President Trump and What Happens Next … ‘The whole scenario remains deeply ludicrous, although it long ago stopped being funny. It more closely resembles a plot twist in an Alan Moore graphic novel than anything any of […]

Umberto Eco’s List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:09:46 +0000

[fascism] Umberto Eco’s List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism … ‘The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”’

Bottling History and Websites

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 12:45:23 +0000

[web] Archiving a Website for Ten Thousand Years … on the longevity of time-capsules and archiving websites … ‘A time capsule is bottled optimism. It makes material the belief that human beings will survive long enough to retrieve and decode artifacts of the distant past. In 1938, during the planning stages of the Crypt of […]

A Look at Recent Documentaries Worth Watching

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:45:56 +0000

[documentaries] From Weiner to Making A Murderer: this is the golden age of documentaries … an look at recent documentaries worth watching … ‘In the last decade, all that’s been turned on its head, as a handful of factors have conspired to render non-fiction film-making the liveliest pocket of the cinematic coat. For one thing, […]

Middle-Class Suburban Parents Gone Bad

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:45:05 +0000

[crime] Framed – She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? … an engrossing long-read about a suburban middle-class Mum and Dad’s attempt to destroy another parent at the school their child attended … “I want you to use that big brain of yours, mouth closed, listen,” Brannon told him. […]

Bruce Sterling’s Notes on the 2016 US Election

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:45:45 +0000

[politics] Bruce Sterling’s Notes on the 2016 US Election … ‘This is the Pandora’s Box of twenty-first-century politics, these rumor politics of modern power players organized for disruption, wherein the lines of play are drawn far outside the twentieth century’s staid political parties and its Fourth Estate of journalism. And, since it helps campaigners to […]

Look, All I’m Saying Is Let’s At Least Give Nyarlathotep A Chance

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:45:22 +0000

[cthulhu] Look, All I’m Saying Is Let’s At Least Give Nyarlathotep A Chance … ‘But the die has been cast, and we’ve gotta roll with what we’ve been given. Like it or not, Nyarlathotep — God of a Thousand Forms, Stalker Among the Stars — is our Commander-in-Chief now. And you know what, Jerry? Color […]

The Origin of the Internet’s Most Famous Dumpster Fire

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:45:14 +0000

[memes] The Origin of the Internet’s Most Famous Dumpster Fire … the orgins of a popular meme during the US election … ‘The world’s most famous dumpster fire came from this YouTube video, which identifies the fire as being located behind the official home of The Oscars: the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. “Engine 27 […]

“You know, honey… …we never talk…”

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:45:44 +0000

[comics] “You know, honey… …we never talk…”

Nic Cage’s 50 Best Movies

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:45:27 +0000

[movies] Nicolas Cage’s 50 Best Movies, Ranked By Greatness … ‘Bringing out the Dead: Martin Scorcese directs Cage in a film written by Paul Schrader. Yes, it’s really good.’

The Financial Times Reviews Alan Moore’s Jerusalem

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:30:58 +0000

[comics] Midlands metaphysics … The Financial Times reviews Alan Moore’s Jerusalem … ‘Unquestionably Jerusalem is Moore’s most ambitious statement yet — his War and Peace, his Ulysses. The prose scintillates throughout, a traffic jam of hooting dialect and vernacular trundling nose-to-tail with pantechnicons of pop culture allusion. Exploring a single town’s psychogeography with a passionate […]