Existentialism in Noir by K. A. Laity

A few years back I was on an existentialism panel at NoirCon that went a bit off the rails (those who were there may recall why) so we never really got deeply into the topic. It’s hung around in the back of my brain pan for a while and two recent reads pinged a few…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: JOEL MEADOWS

TELEVISION I have always watched a lot of television. Currently finishing off Game of Thrones, which isn’t quite as compelling as it was when it started but it is still pretty good. I do try and keep up with genre shows because of the website and have watched a few episodes of DC Universe’s Doom…

Televised by Eoghan Lyng

Watching across the tv screen, I watch your eyes flickering, Standing beside you, the tentacles of time. As the sound of cars drifting outwards, whispering changes, Amazed we cannot sleep. Drifting we sleep. I swear I saw your face change, the mirrors savaged night’s long waters. Slaughtered, the characters are dead. Drunken debris pacified A…

Olde England by Ian Copestick

It’s a gorgeous summer afternoon The park is filled with dogs and the people Walking them. There’s not a cloud To be seen in the big, blue sky and There’s not a breath of a breeze to be felt. On the horizon is a high church steeple And if it wasn’t for the modern houses…

Black Panther (TV series)

According to Wikipedia: ‘Black Panther is an American television series by Marvel Knights Animation, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. The series was broadcast on the Australian children’s channel ABC Me in January 2010 and in the United States on BET in November 2011.[On March 16, 2018, the entire series was…

Recommended Reads: Rausch, Kalteis, Morr.

  Bloody Sheets by Andy Rausch Mob enforcer Coke’s son is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and Coke heads off to redneck country to extract his bloody revenge. Bloody Sheets is a violent and powerful crime drama choc-full of great characters and crackling dialogue. Poughkeepsie Shuffle by Dietrich Kalteis In ’80s Toronto, an ex-con trying…

Hollow Love by Paul Matts

This happened once before. When we children, I was with Leah when she had her first attack. Of amnesia. At a beautiful beach in Dorset. She couldn’t remember who her Mum and Dad were for an afternoon. It was scary. One minute we were eating ice creams on the promenade wall, the next she was…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER – ROBERT E. DUNN

  TELEVISION I’m not a big TV guy. In fact I don’t have cable or a dish—no pay service, not even internet at home except for a couple of data gigs per month on my phone. I have a small digital antenna that works for local stations unless the wind blows. That being said I…