Not by the Direct Method.: Cahokia. →
Anyone who traveled up the Mississippi in 1100 A.D. would have seen it looming in the distance—a four-level earthen mound bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. Around it like echoes were as many as 120 smaller mounds, some topped by tall wooden palisades, which were in turn ringed by a network… Jess Nevins digs up some amazing stuff. Go read.
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The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved →
essayist: by Hunter S. Thompson Illustrations by Ralph Steadman I got off the plane around midnight and no one spoke as I crossed the dark runway to the terminal. The air was thick and hot, like wandering into a steam bath. Inside, people hugged each other and shook hands…big grins and a whoop here and there: “By God! You old bastard! Good to see you, boy! Damn good…and I mean it!”… ...
Handsome Furs: a (gig) review
And another review, right here, right now. This time it’s a gig writeup. I admit I love doing these. If any band/organisers wants reviewing of their nights, I’m totally available. Do contact me. If you insist on payment, ply me with brown liquors. The version here is the “original” - the printed edition had some changes - for the better - by the editor. Do you know...
Tron Legacy: a Review
Oh it’s my first “official” review of the year - official as in it’s been actually printed on a real paper (and approved by an editor) as opposed to unfiltered online babble. There’s a star rating in the bottom, but only because I was obliged to. I don’t particularly believe in ratings. I’d like to know how Disney were convinced to fund a sequel to...
The Death of Geek: a Manifesto
Welcome to a second Schlock Magazine blogathon! This edition’s topic is the title above. The Geek! Who needs him? Not me, surely. Livening up the chunky text are some illustrations, so maybe go through the whole thing for that. At least. Anyway, read GrandMaster T’s take on the topic here and the rest will be linked to when they’re actually, well, up. Huzzah! I know who...
The Taint looks like the exploitation flicks they used to make… naked chicks, chicks thrown of bridges, chicks getting their heads crushed with large rocks, ridiculous amounts of gore. Good times. That track in the trailer’s fucking awesome, too.
Alan Moore, whose last creative idea was in 1988... →
fuckyeahgrantmorrison: Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis have done brilliant work during the last 25 years, work that pushed against conventional comic book boundaries. All Moore has done during the same period is throw lawsuits at DC and Marvel while bitching about, well, everything. Harsh, but somewhat fair.