Monthly Archives: May 2013

Alan Moore on Writing

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On Small Town Gay Bar

Small Town Gay Bar is a film by Malcolm Ingram about gay bars in the American South. Specifically, it is about Mississippi, but there’s nothing particularly unique about the location–the content of the documentary could be about anywhere in the South. … Continue reading

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Leopold Lambert on Architecture and Occupation

Occupation is a second way that architecture is used to serve military purposes. Of course one could think of the Roman Legion’s settlement and some other temporary military structures; nevertheless, it seems more interesting here to understand the word military … Continue reading

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On The Max Payne Franchise

I’m in that weird interstitial period between semesters, and I have somehow managed to keep deadlines at bay enough to do something that I’ve wanted to do since last November: play all of the Max Payne games back-to-back-to-back. What follows is a … Continue reading

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Frank Castle on Fighting

Fighting for the people who run the world gets you stabbed in the back. You fight the wars they start and feed. You kill the monsters they create. You die from handling depleted uranium while they get rich on oil. … Continue reading

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On Red Dead Redemption

1. I’m not good at analyzing Rockstar games. I’m not good at breaking them down and showing all of the pieces, holding each one up to my eye, judging it good or bad, and then parsing it all into a … Continue reading

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Todd McFarlane’s 1992 Comics Journal Interview

The fairly infamous Gary Groth interview with Todd McFarlane is up at The Comics Journal and it is glorious. Groth pins McFarlane to the wall on taste, culture, and the fact that McFarlane was an amazing force of mediocrity in the … Continue reading

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Playing Through the No Interaction Mixtape

In light of all the game formalist whatever nonsense that has been flying around the video game internet recently, Line Hollis made another fabulous mixtape. It is called the No Interaction Mixtape, and I encourage you to go look at … Continue reading

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Rasmussen on Architecture and History

Thus, in the Spanish Steps we can see a petrification of the dancing rhythm of a period of gallantry; it gives us an inkling of something that was, something our generation will never know. Rasmussen, Experiencing Architecture 136

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A List of Podcasts I Listen To

Podcasts are a thing that come up from time to time in conversation, and I always say something like “I like XYZ podcast, you should check it out!” We all know how that kind of talk goes, though, and without … Continue reading

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