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This Week's Writing 12/6/22
Cute killer robots, much less cute killer republicans, Terrance Hayes, best music of they year, and more.
First a couple of notes. I got my substack approved as a place for Rotten Tomatoes reviews. I have a huge backlog of reviews which are no longer online for various reasons, so I’m going to be posting the bulk of those on here over the next couple of months. So probably most days there will be a movie review here, though I’ll also be posting other things—confessional essays for subscribers on Mondays, some longer essays (one on Altman’s Three Women this month).
Longer term, some of you may know that I was working on recaps of every Original Star Trek episode. I got about halfway through. I’m I think going to be taking a break from that, and then after the movie reviews are mostly done I may reprint the old and then get back into it and finish it?
So those are my long term plans at the moment. If that sounds horrifying (or appealing!) you can leave comments to discourage (or encourage!) me. You can also commission me to write about movies/television shows/books/topics of your choice I think it’s currently set here if you pitch in $100 for a yearly subscription I’ll do a commission. ($50/month gets you just a regular old yearly subscription.)
I think that’s everything. Thanks for all of you who pitched in to subscribe to help me keep on keeping on. And thanks to folks subscribing for free; I appreciate your interest!
The humiliation of Kevin McCarthy. (Public Notice)
Democrats in array. (NBC Think)
The wonderfully odd folk queer horror masterpiece You Won’t Be Alone. (Everything Is Horrible)
The film M3GAN imagines the cute robot emotional labor revolution. (Splice Today)
Billy Joel, king of nostalgia—for subscribers. (Everything Is Horrible)
The covid conspiracy theories after Damar Hamlin’s injury show are a reminder that the right hates workers. (Independent)
Terrance Hayes’ poem “Avocado” and rhetoric vs. revolution. (Everything Is Horrible)
The 20 Best Albums You May Have Missed in 2020: from metal to fake salsa bands to congotronic supergroups. (Everything Is Horrible)
Best roots music of 2022. (Everything Is Horrible)
Our Batman, Ourselves: Grant Morrison’s drooling cyberpunk hash for post-modern sycophants. (Everything Is Horrible)
On who does and doesn’t get included in lists of greatest singers. (Everything Is Horrible)
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