Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cinemasculinity #3: Mookie (Do the Right Thing) – Shownotes

Spike Lee’s black masculinity. Script: Click here Sources: hooks, bell. “Counterhegemonic art: Do the Right Thing”. From Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Clark, Ashley. “Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing”. Elise, Sharon and Adewole Umoja. “Spike Lee Constructs the New … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #2: John McClane (Die Hard) – Shownotes

In which we take a look at the 1988 action-adventure film Die Hard and see a right-leaning libertarian masculine model in John McClane. Script: Click here Sources: Cohen, Paul. “Cowboys Die Hard: Real Men and Businessmen in the Reagan-Era Blockbuster”. Jeffords, Susan. … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #17: Octavia Butler

Fledgling by Octavia Butler Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Aside from Toni Morrison, this is the only author on this list who I was already familiar with before taking them on as a horror author. I’ve read a lot of … Continue reading

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One of my ongoing projects on this site, as you probably well know if you follow me, is Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing list. It’s been a really fun experience, and I’m not even 1/3rd of the way … Continue reading

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Sumiko Saulson’s Black Women in Horror Writing #16: Nisi Shawl

Filter House by Nisi Shawl Review by Bryan Cebulski (@BryanOnion) Nisi Shawl’s Filter House is kind of a wild collection of stories. I found two key observations on this book that serve as both the predominant strengths and weaknesses. First … Continue reading

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The well-written YA protagonist and Tim Federle’s The Great American Whatever

A month or two ago I read Tim Federle’s gay YA dramedy/coming-of-age/grief novel The Great American Whatever. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, having been disillusioned by many queer YA novels as of late. It didn’t start … Continue reading

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