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Dan Clowes: “It really feels like the dopiest, most cynical comics I drew back in 1991 have just come to fruition.”

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:45:42 +0000

[comics] Daniel Clowes: Trump’s America is like the cynical comics I drew back in the 90s … Daniel Clowes is not fond of Trump. ‘With a normal fiasco like George W Bush, I would just let it seep in and see what comes out. But this feels so different. It feels like an opportunity to […]

Tintin and the Brexit Plan

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:25:42 +0000

[brexit] EU chiefs mock May’s Brexit plan with Tintin cartoon … ‘While we’re on metaphors for Brexit, we can think of a few more fitting Tintin comic titles: The(resa May’s) Broken Ear, Prisoners of the Sun, and Black Island. As Captain Haddock would say, it’s Blistering Brexit Balderdash!’

In Praise of John Wick

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:43 +0000

[movies] The Purity of John Wick … a look at what make John Wick so good … ‘John Wick is the purest and most joyful action movie I’ve ever seen. And given its full embrace of the genre, it may very well be one of the purest movies, full stop.’

Steve Bannon’s Worldview

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:46:50 +0000

[crime] Steve Bannon’s Sad, Desperate Crusade … a nicely written analysis of Steve Bannon … ‘Even pieces of ostensible criticism reach, almost unfailingly, a passage of barely hidden astonishment, writers gazing at his references to the ancient Roman working class or Thomas Cromwell like they just peeked inside the Matrix. He is, in a way, […]

The Complicated World of Lifts

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:52:56 +0000

[life] Up and Then Down … A look into the complicated world of lifts … ‘Fortune carries a “probable stop” table, which applies probability to the vexation that boils up when each passenger presses a button for a different floor. If there are ten people in an elevator that serves ten floors, it will likely […]

“There is no concession to modernity in this.”

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:15:47 +0000

[royalty] Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death … a must-read look at what happens when the Queen dies – the big picture and the odd details …The next great rupture in Britain’s national life has, in fact, been planned to the minute. It involves matters of major public […]

H. P. Lovecraft’s “Complicated Friendship” with One of his Fans

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:13:17 +0000

[books] The Complicated Friendship of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Barlow, One of His Biggest Fans … ‘Barlow didn’t invent Cthulhu. He lived in Lovecraft’s great dream, but he never became a great dreamer himself. Until he got to Mexico, he was a serial abandoner of projects, who set out to do everything but left […]

“It’s a fertility drug for cocker spaniels.”

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:47:40 +0000

[twitter] Detective Fin … my current favourite Twitter … ‘Coroner says he was high on somethin’ called Barnyard Paste. It’s a fertility drug for cocker spaniels.’

The Crap Thatcher

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:45:05 +0000

[politics] I am The Crap Thatcher, confirms Theresa May … ‘Thatcher could push through a radical agenda because she won overwhelming majorities in three general elections. I only even became leader because everyone else quit. “I am a pale imitation of the Iron Lady, an authoritarian despot who isn’t even any good at it, which […]

“A Glorious Mythology of Loss” – Alan Moore’s Jerusalem

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:45:54 +0000

[books] A Glorious Mythology of Loss: Alan Moore’s “Jerusalem” … The L.A. Review of Books on Moore’s recent novel … ‘In the novel’s final pages, Moore reveals the magnitude of what he has set out to accomplish — his novel is a metatextual ritual that aspires to overturn the fundamental economic mythology built into the […]

How to make the iTunes T&Cs interesting…

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:04:15 +0000

[comics] How the 20,699-word iTunes T&Cs became this year’s hottest graphic novel … ‘Sikoryak has been praised by some for making T&Cs more accessible, which he finds baffling. He just enjoys the challenge of making something dismissed as unreadable readable. In his eyes, convincing someone to read terms and conditions is just like getting someone […]

Io over Jupiter

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:45:25 +0000

[space] Io over Jupiter from Voyager 1 … Looking at this stunning picture of Io over Jupiter is about as close as I get to religious awe …

Remembering Apollo 1

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:45:53 +0000

[space] Heat and Ashes: The Untold Story of the Apollo 1 Fire … Remembering Apollo 1 – 50 years later … ‘The legacy of the Apollo fire of 1967 is preserved in history books and lengthy documentaries. But the sheer horror and emotional intensity of having three colleagues—for many in the program, three close friends—suffocate […]

Luke Rhinehart (aka George Cockcroft) Interviewed

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:45:36 +0000

[books] Three days with The Dice Man: ‘I never wrote for money or fame’ … Tanya Gold interviews Luke Rhinehart (aka George Cockcroft) author of The Dice Man … ‘He says he has no idea why he began writing. He read outsiders, and men who railed against belonging: Tolstoy, Kafka, Hemingway. His first attempt at […]

Analysing Bullshit…

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:45:39 +0000

[bullshit] Why bullshit is no laughing matter … some analysis of bullshit … ‘In his book, On Bullshit (2005), Frankfurt noted that ‘most people are rather confident of their ability to recognise bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it’. However, more than 98 per cent of our participants rated at least one item […]