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This Week's Writing 1/20/23
Hochul bipartisans badly, McCarthy embraces fox news, Pale Blue Eye, Jewish music for everyone, and more!
Everything I wrote this week, which is a lot! Thanks for following/contributing so I can continue to scribble.
Hochul, Manchin, and why bipartisanship is divisive and bad. (Public Notice)
The Biden Administration moves to end noncompete agreements, in a blow for worker’s power. (Editorial Board)
Fox News eats Kevin McCarthy, and we all get indigestion. Also fascism. (Independent)
Deathprod’s minimal noise album Compositions is minimal and noisy and great. (Chicago Reader)
Pale Blue Eye is the upmarket, beautifully shot horror Poe origian story you probably don’t really need. (Chicago Reader)
Yotzeret Sheydim makes uncategorizable Jewish noise. (Splice Today)
How to manage your freelance writing career straight to neoliberal hell. (EIH)
Severance shows that work is a prison. (EIH)
Woodland Dark and Days Bewitched is a lengthy, chilling documentary on the history of folk horror. (EIH)
Moon Knight’s take on Jewishness is incoherent enough to be offensive. (EIH)
Beast is an animal attack film with a heart. (EIH)
The Wilds season 2 show patriarchy exists even when you run away from civilization. (EIH)
Star Trek TOS: The Man Trap, and the optimistic future of genocide. (EIH)
Star Trek TOS: Charlie X, and the future in which we still hate our children. (EIH)
The Runner shows horror is better with friends. (EIH)
Raven’s Hollow is the trashy folk horror Poe origin story you don’t exactly need. (EIH)
The Netflix Persuasion isn’t for Jane Austen fans. Or for anyone else, really. (EIH)
Gray Man is anonymous gray genre product. (EIH)
A poem about paywalls stuck behind a paywall. (EIH)
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