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Literature

Rain of the Future by Valerie Mejer

By On July 28, 2014

Rain of the Future by Valerie Mejer Edited by C.D. Wright Translations by A.S. Zelman-Doring, Forrest Gander, and C.D. Wright Action Books, 2014 113 pages / Action Books / Amazon   The… Read More

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Art

The Right Density of Abandonment (in homage to Roland Barthes)

By On July 28, 2014

Gilles Deleuze was wrong when he claimed that we no longer live in the society of the spectacle. When he claimed, before leaping to his death in Paris, that we now live… Read More

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Film

Sunday Entropy List: Top Movie Effects

By On July 27, 2014

Good visual effects are a little bit of everything: one part art, one part engineering, and a strong splash of stage magic. Their supposed goal is to melt into the background, to become… Read More

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Comics

COMICS I’VE BEEN GEEKING OUT ON

By On July 27, 2014

1. All-New Doop (No. 4, Sept 2014, Marvel) – Peter Milligan, Federico Santagati, David Lafuente & Laura Allred As I write this, it’s already the better half of Day 3 of San… Read More

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Board Games

Session Report – A Game of Thrones: The Card Game

By On July 26, 2014

The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. On the continent of Westeros, in the united lands of the Seven Kingdoms, the great… Read More

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Film

Short Film of the Week: Monsterbox by Ludovic Gavillet, Derya Kocaurlu, Lucas Hudson, and Colin Jean-Saunier

By On July 26, 2014

Monsterbox by Ludovic Gavillet, Derya Kocaurlu, Lucas Hudson, and Colin Jean-Saunier is delightful. It reminds me of being young and wanting the world to be a little more fantastic, with just a… Read More

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List

25 Very Literary Songs

By On July 25, 2014

1. “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush Inspired by the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Bad dreams in the night. They told me I was going to lose the fight, Leave behind… Read More

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Literature

Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America

By On July 25, 2014

McSWEENEY’S ISSUE 46: Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America Edited by Dave Eggers McSweeney’s, April 2014 300 pages / McSweeney’s / Amazon     The introduction calls crime a deliberately hokey and… Read More

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Video Games

Sex in Games, Spectating vs Participating, & Unconventional Spatial Mechanics

By On July 24, 2014

Video games have had an ongoing relationship with objectionable content from an early start with such games like Mortal Kombat or Leisure Suit Larry. It isn’t really that video games were particularly… Read More

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Interview

Interview: Charissa Terranova

By On July 24, 2014

What have cars done for us lately? Only everything. They know us now, in fundamental ways that go beyond our tastes in music or the contacts on our phones. Lane assist gets… Read More

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Art

On Dust

By On July 23, 2014

I recently taught a creative writing course to teenagers and the only real advice I had for them, beyond specific critiques, was to write your obsessions. Let your passions guide your fiction,… Read More

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Literature

Misadventure by Nicholas Grider

By On July 23, 2014

Misadventure, the debut collection of short stories by Nicholas Grider and the second book published by Texan small press A Strange Object, is a study in uncertainty. It may well have been… Read More

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Random

Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On July 23, 2014

Soldiers Guest Contributor Ryan Boyd reviews N.P.P.D Rush at Nerdbacon. Byron Campbell reviews The Nile Ran Red for Indie Cardboard. A great review of Kyle Muntz’s Green Lights. J. David Osborne writes… Read More