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Michelle Smith on Season Eight sucking the life out of Buffy.
Otrebor on Loisel’s Peter Pan betraying itself.
Isaac Butler on why V for Vendetta is awful.
Shaenon Garrity on how she hates to hate even Liberty Meadows and Three Fingers.
Craig Fischer on Stitches and the ethics of autobiography.
Ben Saunders on the incoherence of V for Vendetta.
Tom Crippen imagines Neil Gaiman redoing Edward Gorey: a bleak vision.
Jacob Canfield on the inanity of Tank Girl.
And follow our anniversary of hate with our Index of hate.
At Splice I discuss Obama, Romney, and the American dream.
At Splice I talk about why using the Southern strategy on a black President doesn’t work so well.
Joe Nocera on the idiocy of teacher reform.
Elizabeth Greenwood on Breaking Amish.
David Brothers on Grant Morrison.
Stephen Franklin on why the Chicago teachers won.
Darryl Ayo on Benjamin Marra and race.
This Week’s Reading
I finished Jane Austen’s Persuasion and Michael Klarman’s “From the Closet to the Altar.” Read Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Moral Man, Immoral Society,” which is really surprisingly Marxist — maybe the neo-cons skip that one? Also started (hopefully for review) Phillip Pullman “Fair Tales From the Brothers Grimm.” Also started Ivy Compton-Burnett’s “A House and Its Head.”
Oh…and I read three pages of Game of Thrones before giving up. I dunno…it’s possible my misspent adolescent devouring fantasy books has cured me of sword and sorcery forever….