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Flip It Over: An Ode to the B-Side

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Tags: Music, Bloomsbury, Anthology, Will stockton, D. gilson, 33 13

The U.S. Anti-Fascism Reader [By the Book]

Excerpted from The U.S. Anti-Fascism Reader, edited by Bill V. Mullen and Christopher Vials. Copyright © 2020 Verso Books. Excerpted by permission of Verso Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Keep Reading
Tags: Feature, Music, Politics, Excerpt, Cultural Criticism, Verso Books, Anthology, Enzo Traverso, By the Book, The u.s. anti-fascism reader, Trump's savage capitalism, Bill V Mullen, Christopher vials

Fairy Tales for the Children of the Laborers

None As I was reading "A Fairy Tale for Tired Socialists" and other stories from Michael Rosen's thought-provoking anthology Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain, I kept reminding myself to think about the fairy tales I read as a child. The mermaid in Hans Christian Andersen 1836 The Little Mermaid, doesn't marry her prince in the original story but instead is turned into a daughter of the air (essentially sea foam) in what can be viewed as a heavy-ha...
Tags: Music, England, Review, Book Review, Clarke, Fairy Tales, Princeton University Press, King, Michael Rosen, Grimm, Great Britain, William Morris, Jack Zipes, Charles Perrault, Rosen, Hans Christian Anderson

Bringing Forth the Male Gaze in 'Preeto & Other Stories'

In 1972, John Berger wrote in his landmark book, Ways of Seeing, about how women are objectified in the arts. In 1975, the film critic Laura Mulvey coined the term, "male gaze". She was referring to how women are depicted, in both the visual arts and literature, from the male, heterosexual point of view as sexual objects for the pleasure of the male viewer. This sexual inequality, Mulvey posited, reinforces the asymmetry of socio-political power between men and women by representing women as dom...
Tags: Music, Review, Virginia, India, Book Review, Short Stories, Jalil, Urdu, Ashraf, Bedi, John Berger, Chander, Gulzar, Mulvey, Samad, Anthology

'Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018'

None While the premise of the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology has sometimes been suspect, its motivation and regular development has always been righteous. Started in 2002 by Dave Eggers (who stayed in the role of editor through the 12th edition in 2013) and developed through his national non-profit 826 Valencia (and eventually 826 National) literacy initiative, this collection of non-fiction, graphic narratives, and fiction is regularly selected by a group of students usually betwe...
Tags: Music, Review, Ray Bradbury, US, Book Review, Global Warming, Atlantic, United States, Harvey Weinstein, Dave Eggers, Woody Allen, Valencia, Chris, Margot, Jae, Roxane Gay

Robert Christgau's 'Is It Still Good to Ya?'

Everyone who thinks and writes about pop music with a critical ear -- whether they produce 100-word blurbs or 3,000-word opuses, whether they write for established media brands or self-publish online, whether they're paid in all the promo copies they can stand or receive some amount of actual cash -- owes a debt to Robert Christgau. Much as Pauline Kael did for film, Christgau champions and popularizes the practice of taking rock 'n' roll seriously. Not as in "this is high art that's good for yo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, England, Review, Paul Simon, Book Review, Senegal, Village Voice, Richard Thompson, Voice, R Kelly, Steve Horowitz, Barnes, Fela Kuti, Cote, Greg Tate

Great Gift Ideas # 3 Crazy Christmas Books

Before you race out to spend a fortune on the latest toy this Christmas, check out these crazy Christmas books. They are more fun than a box of crayons and can be enjoyed individually or with a loved one. How’s that for value. And there is enough Christmas spirit in each one to jingle your … Continue reading Great Gift Ideas # 3 Crazy Christmas Books The post Great Gift Ideas # 3 Crazy Christmas Books appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Australia, Animals, Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas Gift Ideas, Anthology, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Children's Picture Books, Dimity Powell, ByAustralianBuyAustralian

'Room 104' Season 2 Throws It All Against the Wall - Let's See What Sticks

None As in its first season, the main obstacle preventing the Duplass brothers' horror anthology series Room 104 from truly becoming the thought-provoking, incisive show it hopes to be is a simple failure of form. (The show's episodes range from 20- to 29-minutes long.) A lot can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less, of course, but not as often when characters are physically confined within a small space, or when tension is built simply to be dropped or left unexplained. In the span of a whole...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Review, Horror, Arnold, Michael Shannon, Rainn Wilson, Henry, Jay Duplass, Heinlein, Judy Greer, Mark Duplass, Anthology, Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, Dolly Wells

Reflections on anthologising

The year was 1968 and I was a young postgraduate music student walking down King’s Parade in Cambridge when I saw the revered figure of David Willcocks, director of King’s College Choir, striding towards me. He had rock-star status in Cambridge and beyond, and although I knew him from his weekly harmony and counterpoint classes which I had attended, I wasn’t quite sure whether to nod politely, say ‘good afternoon, Mr. Willcocks’, or hurry past hoping he hadn’t noticed me. Fortunately, he spoke f...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Cambridge, Choral music, King, Playlist, Sacred, Choral, Haydn, Mendelssohn, John Rutter, Rutter, David Willcocks, John Tavener, Willcocks

Into the Dark Trailer Teases Twelve Twisted Holiday Tales

Into the Dark trailer teases twelve twisted holiday tales Hulu has released the first teaser trailer for the horror anthology series Into the Dark, and it looks absolutely insane. Check it out below! RELATED: New Lore Season 2 Trailer Reveals Six Creepy New Tales Each episode is inspired by a holiday from the month of its release, but all will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story. Blumhouse Television, drawing on its deep talent relationships, is working with a broad...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Los Angeles, Dermot Mulroney, TV News, Jack, Hulu, Maggie, Dorothy, Allan, Paul Davis, Henry, Kimberly, Wilkes

Academic Gamers, Your Assistance with 'Gaming Representation', Please

A major difficultly with reviewing any anthology like the recent Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games, edited by Jennifer Malkowski and TreaAndrea M. Russworm, lies in evaluating each essay on its individual merits as well as how each contributes to the strength of the whole. For this text, the editors' stated intention is to resolve what they call in the introduction "a notable retrenchment from addressing critical theories of i...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Video Games, Anita Sarkeesian, Game Theory, Don, Isaac, NPC, Anthology, Digital game studies, Gaming representation, Jennifer Malkowski

It Takes a Village to Raise a Feminist: 'Nasty Women', an Anthology

The name of the game is "normal or abnormal". Here's how you play: When some exceedingly shocking political news pops up on your radar, turn to the person next to you, read them the headline and ask, "is this normal or abnormal?" If you want to up the stakes, drink a shot every time the answer is abnormal. If that's too many shots, alter the rules so that you drink only when things are normal—which is basically never, these days. Hilarious, right? There are at least...
Tags: Books, Music, America, Hillary Clinton, Feminism, Essays, Donald Trump, Intersectionality, Trump, Don, Oval Office, Kate Harding, Anthology, Nasty Women, Samhita mukhopadhyay

Various Artists: To the Outside of Everything: A Story of UK Post Punk 1977 - 1981

In an age when the compact disc has been pushed aside by downloads and streaming, the time, effort, and expense of putting together a CD box set might seem like an exercise in futility, of blind nostalgia for a dying form. But there was a time, however brief, when a well-curated box-set was something that could actually shift the cultural zeitgeist and re-frame the conversations of popular music history and reception. The Complete Robert Johnson box set (1990), for example, bro...
Tags: Music, UK, New York, Boston, America, Los Angeles, Punk, Johnson, Cleveland, Taylor, Robert Johnson, Adam, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Reynolds, Birthday Party, John Reed

Nonrequired Reading Has a Finger on the Pulse of the Moment

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's "Best American" Series is a blessing and a curse, if a pandora's box of good writing can be considered a curse. For readers who aspire to be conversant in the recent and most talked-about writing in the US in any given year, these collections are a helpful place to start. That the writing is selected by leading authors in their disciplines, from travel writing to short stories to sports writing, adds to their appeal. Yet there's also the nagging sense that, for...
Tags: Utah, Music, England, Supreme Court, Obama, Singapore, Court, US, San Francisco, Atlantic, Madonna, Essays, Dave Eggers, Black Lives Matter, Harper, Valencia

John Carpenter’s ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998’ Resurrects the Horror Master’s Classic Music

Not only is John Carpenter an acclaimed filmmaker behind some of the best horror movies ever made –  Halloween ,  The Thing ,  They Live  – he’s also the creator of some of the best horror movie music. Just as  E.T.  wouldn’t be nearly as effective without John Williams’ orchestral score, Halloween  would be a lesser film without Carpenter’s eerie yet simple themes, made up of repeating piano melodies that alternate between sporadic and heart-attack fast. Horror movie music wouldn’t be th...
Tags: Halloween, New York, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Reagan, Features, Metallica, Manhattan, Vinyl, John, John Williams, John-Carpenter, Starman, Christine, Carpenter

Review: She Walks in Shadows

The Cthulhu Mythos, the original tales by H.P. Lovecraft and for a long time the vast majority of the stories written by his friends and successors are lacking one thing (both the stories and the successors): Women. Both the stories and the the league of authors are almost devoid of women and I was only aware of Sonia Greene, as far as female authors are concerned. So I was delighted when a friend pointed me towards She Walks in Shadows, an anthology written entirely by female devotees of the My...
Tags: Art, Books, Review, Literature, Molly Tanzer, Cthulhu Mythos, New America, Sharon, Anthology, Sonia Greene, Inkeri Kontro, Amelia Gorman, Wendy N Wagner, Nitocris

Netflix Lassos the Coen Brothers’ Western Series ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Joel and Ethan Coen‘s first TV project, the Western anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, has landed at Netflix. And on brand for the Coen brothers, they announced the production with some choice words that aren’t publishable in the first paragraph. Avert your children’s ears. “We are streaming motherfuckers!” said Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. “The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range...
Tags: Television, Movies, Western, Netflix, Coen-Brothers, Joel, Hail Caesar, Ethan-Coen, Coen, Oregon Trail, Coens, Buster, Tim Blake Nelson, Megan Ellison, Joel-Coen, Anthology

‘Teen Wolf’ Isn’t Even Done Yet, and MTV is Going to Reboot It As…a Podcast? [Comic-Con 2017]

MTV’s television reboot of Teen Wolf hasn’t even shed its claws yet, and the cable network is already looking to reboot it again…but this time as a podcast. Um, what? You read that right: Teen Wolf, which itself was a gritty TV reboot of a 1985 camp classic film starring Michael J. Fox, is facing another transformation into an anthology series and a continuation of the current series in podcast form. The supernatural series was one of MTV’s flagship television shows, an essential part of its...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Mtv, Adaptation, Podcasting, Davis, Mccarthy, Michael J Fox, Teen-Wolf, Wolf, Jeff, Allison, Jeff Davis, Anthology, Crystal Reed

An Interview With DAVE HUTCHINSON by George Sandison

2084 Unsung Stories ( Currently on Kickstarter: Indie publisher Unsung Stories are currently running a Kickstarter project to fund the release of 2084, an anthology of dystopian fiction from some of the biggest names in the genre. Fully funded... Continue Reading →
Tags: Science Fiction, Interview, Dystopia, Orwell, Unsung Stories, Books_horror-novels, Anthology, Dave Hutchinson, 2084, George Sandison

Female-Fronted Horror Anthology XX Finds the Dread in Domesticity 

Four talented female writer-directors and one animator contribute segments to horror anthology XX, all decidedly female-centric stories driven by powerful female performances. That said, absolutely anyone who prefers the unsettling creep of dread to predictable jump scares will enjoy this one.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, St Vincent, Film Review, Annie Clark, Karyn Kusama, Anthology, Melanie Lynskey, Jovanka Vuckovic, Roxanne Benjamin, XX

Smugglers’ Stash & News

Hello everyone, and Happy Sunday! Smugglivus is officially coming to a close–so it’s time to get back to our regular programming. Let’s dive in, shall we? A Superhero Anthology Did you hear the news? Our superhero season of short stories is now collected in a single (supersized) anthology! You can grab the DRM-free anthology from us now–check it out. Buy Now This Week on The Book Smugglers We kick off the week on Monday with Ana’s review of YA novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. On Tu...
Tags: Books, Superheroes, SFF, Ana, Cixin Liu, Kirkus, Thea, Conrad, BSP, Anthology, Smugglers Stash, BSP Superheroes

In Praise of 1981’s The Monster Club

A look back at the wonderful British horror anthology film The Monster Club I don’t know many people who love director Roy Ward Baker’s bizarre, scary and charming 1981 horror anthology The Monster Club. I’m not sure why. Perhaps its because when the film came out, the sort of thrills it was peddling were old hat. After The Exorcist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead and Friday the 13th, younger horror fans wanted no part of their father’s horror movies and actors like...
Tags: England, Movies, Horror, Hammer Films, Vincent Price, Richard Johnson, John Williams, Baker, Magee, Lon Chaney, John Bolton, Stuart Whitman, Whitman, Kellerman, Donald Pleasence, Amicus

Anthologies for Christmas

I love anthologies – books collecting together short stories from numerous authors. I love them as a reader. And I love them as a writer. Anthologies have a lot of things going for them… Anthologies make great tasters. They are a wonderful way of trying out a whole batch of authors without having to commit […] The post Anthologies for Christmas appeared first on Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Anthology, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, Anthologies

“Strangers” Trailer

Tags: Design, Color, Filmmaking, Animation, Collaboration, Anthology

Gambled Away Blog Tour + Giveaway!

I'm always delighted to have Rose Lerner visit the blog because she writes some of my very favorite historical romances. Today's visit is special because I get to take part in the blog tour for —a brand new anthology of novellas featuring women and men who find themselves wagered in a game of chance.  Get revenge. Pay a debt. Save a soul. Lose your heart.Spanning centuries and continents, five brand-new novellas from beloved historical romance authors tell the stories of men and women who f...
Tags: Google, Books, England, London, Romance, China, Paris, Maggie, Sam, Giveaway, Historical Fiction, Gideon, James Madison, Anthology, Historical Romance, Blog Tour

AMC Is Bringing The Terror To TV Screens As An Anthology Show

AMC has greenlit Dan Simmons’ novel The Terror as a 10-episode anthology series, with plans to release the series in 2017. Read more...
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The Book Smugglers Present 2016 – AND A NEW ANTHOLOGY

HAPPY SMUGGLIVUS, EVERYONE! Yesterday, we took a retrospective look at 2015. Today, as we turn 8, we look forward to 2016–and announce a brand spankin’ new anthology. ALL THE PLANS FOR 2016 SpecFic 2015 First on our list of priorities for 2016 is the publication of Speculative Fiction 2016! With Foz Meadows and Mark Oshiro at the helm as co-editors of this year’s edition, we couldn’t be more excited. Submissions closed at the end of 2015, and we’re very excited to see what articles make the ...
Tags: UK, London, US, Harry Potter, Kansas City, Ana, Thea, Percy Jackson, Selena, Smugglivus, Book Smugglers Publishing, First Contact, Anthology, BSP First Contact, Smugglivus 2015, Roshani Chokshi