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Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On October 22, 2014

Image credit: Derp Banned via knowyourmeme.com Widen your spooky horizons on Netflix. (Flavorwire, 10/12) Comic book recommendations for horror fans (Panels, 10/16) Fifty horrifying short stories (with links!) (Flavorwire, 10/20) “A Ranking… Read More

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Literature

Blood a Cold Blue

By On October 22, 2014

Blood a Cold Blue by James Claffey Press 53, October 2013 Press 53 / Amazon I’ve recently dug deep into James Claffey’s first collection of short, short stories, Blood a Cold Blue (Press 53,… Read More

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Games

Alien: Isolation, the first true Alien game

By On October 22, 2014

While standardization in gaming mechanics offers a means to utilize simplified systems to address a wide variety of different themes or interactive settings, it also simultaneously creates barriers in regards to incentives… Read More

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Entrofeed

Get a Badass Bike Because the Zombie Apocalypse is Coming

By On October 21, 2014

Ok. There’s no way to say it. This looks fucking awesome and we want one. Motopeds is already making a name for itself, a company that “uses a 49cc-to-155cc 4-stroke horizontal OHV… Read More

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Conversation

“If I choose to stare the world happens to my eyes.” A Conversation With John Trefry

By On October 21, 2014

I owe what I know—and that appeals to me as only a little, still—of John Trefry’s novel Plats (Inside the Castle, 2014) courtesy of Michel Butor. Not that either John or I… Read More

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Entrofeed

First Drafts of History

By On October 21, 2014

History is a work in progress. History books, stories, our version, their version. And if history is in the making, we should be able to see its revisions, a revision history of… Read More

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Opinion

The Poetics of Spaces: The Compromised Body

By On October 20, 2014

“People have always been divided into two groups: victims and murderers. I don’t know whether it is possible to free oneself from one group and switch over to the other during one’s… Read More

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Entrofeed

It’s Not Easy Being Toast

By On October 20, 2014

First of all, if you never played Surgeon Simulator, you probably ought to add this to one of your life’s experiences now. Probably it will make you differently about every performing surgery… Read More

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Literature

Pure Presence in Žižek’s Less Than Nothing

By On October 20, 2014

Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism by Slavoj Žižek Verso Books, May 2012 Verso / Amazon What is “less than nothing” is what is lost in order to maintain the… Read More

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Conversation

On Longform Narrative Poetry, and the Question of the Modern Epic

By On October 19, 2014

Introduction Kyle Muntz: Hi everyone! So, for Entropy’s first monthly conversation, I’m interested in the idea of book-length narrative poetry—particularly the question of why it seems to have become so unpopular. To me,… Read More

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Film

Short Film of the Week: Abiogenesis by Richard Mans

By On October 18, 2014

I think about terraforming a lot. Probably more than most people. I think about the future of humanity, how we may some day become post-terran, how we may [hopefully] some day discover… Read More

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Board Games

Tabletop Gaming’s Most Wanted – Beyond SPIEL

By On October 18, 2014

Earlier this week, I compiled a list of what I consider to be the most notable games at this year’s Internationale Spieltage in Essen, Germany. However, there are plenty of great games… Read More

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Poets Paying the Thesaurus A Visit

By On October 17, 2014

Shit. I don’t want to be the one to bring this up, but I have to. We all cheat in some way—whether it’s finding inspiration from the indexes of poetry anthologies or… Read More