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Art

D&D with Entropy: Lost Mine of Phandelver – Part One

By On November 23, 2014

Welcome once more to the land of Dungeons & Dragons! I am, of course, your humble, omniscient, omnipresent Dungeon Master. I’ve introduced you all to the would-be heroes, to these traveling adventurers,… Read More

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Film

Short Film of the Week: Nebula by Gobelins

By On November 22, 2014

Nebula by students from Gobelins is simply brilliant. It reminds me of being young and it reminds me of Ocarina of Time. To talk about the latter is to talk closely about my own life,… Read More

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Current Events

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By On November 21, 2014

News Item: Land Rover, the British automobile concern, commissions noted author William Boyd to produce a 18,000 word novella prominently featuring its vehicles. I turned on the [Brand Name withheld until naming… Read More

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Literature

Flash Portraits of Link: Part 1 – The Boy without a Fairy

By On November 21, 2014

You ride into the sunrise on horseback; an unexpected hero does unexpected things. You start in a dream, in darkness, alone and cold. You have visions and premonitions of flying lights, wings,… Read More

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Craft

Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards

By On November 20, 2014

I rejoice in accepting [this beautiful award] for and sharing it with all the writers who were excluded from literature for so long — my fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction, writers… Read More

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Literature

Mario Bellatin’s Flowers & Mishima’s Illustrated Biography

By On November 20, 2014

Flowers & Mishima’s Illustrated Biography by Mario Bellatin Translated by Kolin Jordan 7Vientos, 2014 7Vientos / Amazon Among the Latin American avant-garde to arrive recently into English, one of the strangest, most compelling… Read More

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Interview

What How & With Whom: Two Questions for Amy Catanzano

By On November 20, 2014

  Welcome to my new micro-interview series, which focuses on recent releases that I’ve found noteworthy. Past entries are archived here. In this series I’m asking writers to respond to the two questions I most… Read More

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Poetry

Poetry from Jessica Smith

By On November 20, 2014

        JESSICA SMITH Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she curates the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series. A native… Read More

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Random

Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On November 19, 2014

Image Credit: ShinobiHolmes via Reddit Oxford Dictionary‘s word of the year (NPR, 11/17) How to write a screenplay (Electric Literature, 11/17) Adenture Time meets Batman (io9, 11/17) Goldfish teabags are horrifying and… Read More

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Literature

Cinema of the Present

By On November 19, 2014

Cinema of the Present by Lisa Robertson Coach House Books, October 2014 Amazon / Coach House Books Lisa Robertson’s works inhabit the charged space between poetic intricacy and essayistic inquiry. A slight… Read More

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Interview

What How & With Whom: Two Questions for Juliet Escoria

By On November 18, 2014

    Welcome to my new micro-interview series, which focuses on recent releases that I’ve found noteworthy. Past entries are archived here. In this series I’m asking writers to respond to the two questions I… Read More

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16-bit era JRPGs you should have played, but probably didn’t

By On November 18, 2014

There was a lengthy period of my adolescence when I simply couldn’t afford to play current video games. Growing up in a relatively low income household, having money to buy the current… Read More

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Creative Nonfiction

A Day at the Beach

By On November 18, 2014

Image Credit: Painting by Thea Wolfe After the divorce my mom was supposed to take us every other weekend and a month during summer break, and she did at first, but good… Read More