Anarchism, But Spooky!: Occult Features of Anarchism by Erica Lagalisse

                Conspiracy theories rule. Cryptids? Hell yes. Give me all the Mothmen and Skunk Apes that small town American can encounter on a warm summer night. Satanic Panic? Boomers losing their shit over Dungeons & Dragons is hilarious, keep it coming. Government, big business and Hollywood are run by amoral sickos that show active disdainContinue reading “Anarchism, But Spooky!: Occult Features of Anarchism by Erica Lagalisse”

Radical Feminism With A Capital ‘R’: The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

            The exact details of June 3, 1968 are murky. What is known is that throughout that morning a woman named Valerie Solanas went around to places haunted by the artist Andy Warhol, asking for him specifically. On her person was handgun. Around 2 PM at Warhol’s art studio known as ‘The Factory,’ Solanas caughtContinue reading “Radical Feminism With A Capital ‘R’: The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas”

A Small Story, Told Well: Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney

                  Sally Rooney is an author who’s career over the last few years has in modern terminology, ‘blown the hell up.’ Her first novel, Normal People was a big ol’ hit that became a big ol’ hit a second time when it was adapted into a Hulu series that was released just around the timeContinue reading “A Small Story, Told Well: Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney”

Vindication of the Epstein-Brained: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neil

              Conspiracy theories have gripped American politics by the throat. As of this writing, more than one American politician on the national level has expressed public belief in the ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory. What is this you ask? To explain it poorly, an anonymous government employee, posting on reddit and other websites as ‘Q,’ periodically releasesContinue reading “Vindication of the Epstein-Brained: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neil”

The First Graphic Novel?: A Contract With God by Will Eisner

            Unless you’re a big-ass book nerd, you’ve probably recently heard of Philip Roth because of the new alternate-history hit on HBO called The Plot Against America. The story revolves around an alternate 1940 election where Charles Lindbergh defeated FDR and creates an American fascist state rather than implementing the New Deal. The centerpiece ofContinue reading “The First Graphic Novel?: A Contract With God by Will Eisner”

“The Name is Bond, Nerdy James Bond: Call for the Dead by John le Carre”

             The most interesting spy movie I’ve seen in years is 1965’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, starring Richard Burton. I ran across it while breaking in my Criterion Channel subscription early in quarantine and quite frankly, it’s a fantastic film. It’s great in the way all those “great” films of theContinue reading ““The Name is Bond, Nerdy James Bond: Call for the Dead by John le Carre””

Victorian Racism and Fish Dongs: ‘Neonomicon’ by Alan Moore

            Ask any ding dong off the street what comes to their mind when they think ‘The Victorian Era’ and they’ll likely talk about prissy, overly dressed English people that don’t have sex. If they know more about the Victorian Era than the average joe, they’ll mention the same stuff above, but also talk aboutContinue reading “Victorian Racism and Fish Dongs: ‘Neonomicon’ by Alan Moore”

Gaze Upon His Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection by Dril

            Somehow, after just three weeks of reviewing books, I’m somehow writing about a second whole book based on a Twitter account. The first was The White Man’s Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon by Dana Schwartz. It was a solid book of literary trivia written by someone making fun of theContinue reading “Gaze Upon His Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair!: Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection by Dril”

Half of This Book is Brilliant: You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me by Nathan Rabin

             Insane Clown Posse is an unabashed force for good in America today. They probably always were, most of us were just too busy making fun of their fans to realize that. This review was written the day after the hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse canceled the 2020 edition their infamous ‘Gathering of theContinue reading “Half of This Book is Brilliant: You Don’t Know Me But You Don’t Like Me by Nathan Rabin”