Speak, Digits
Speak, Digits

In the online medium, we’re all messengers now.

Emmalea Russo
The Hyper-Vigilance Loop
The Hyper-Vigilance Loop

Cultural moods shift faster than the time it takes to produce a piece of work – never mind release it.

Barbara Genova
Indentured Servers
Indentured Servers

Severance and Pantheon reveal the ways our humanity can disappear amid the convergence of money and information.

Jack Moody
Para-Bonding
Para-Bonding

What we as online consumers get attached to is the blend of human traits and non-living objects.

Barbara Genova
Vicious Cycle
Vicious Cycle

The four-decade Halloween franchise is filled with death, rebirths, reboots, and repetition. Does it end with Halloween Ends?

Emmalea Russo
How to Review a Book Without Reading It
How to Review a Book Without Reading It

When it comes to modern literary criticism, bad practice is best practice.

Dylan O'Sullivan
Partial Recall
Partial Recall

Electric Dreams faltered in capturing the speculative brilliance of Philip K. Dick in favor of standard sci-fi clichés that may have been cutting-edge in the mid-twentieth century when the original stories were written.

Jack Moody
Is This All?
Is This All?

Olivia Wilde’s second film Don't Worry Darling suffers from an inability to deal with the past and with people it doesn’t understand with anything other than contempt.

Emmalea Russo
She, Robot
She, Robot

Danisha Carter might be a deepfake or she might be an android. But she is a TikToker with a committed following in the millions.

Katherine Dee
The Strange and Unusual Society
The Strange and Unusual Society

A goth state is unthinkable in the same way that civil war and nuclear annihilation are unthinkable. But neither is it entirely out of the realm of possibility.

Chris R. Morgan
Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision

Zach Cregger’s horror debut Barbarian is a carefully crafted reminder to never go into basement.

Jack Moody
New and Improved
New and Improved

There, amongst the partially digested processed chicken and stomach bile, were glistening blue, physically manifested digital ones and zeros.

atroberts
Reality Bytes
Reality Bytes

Loneliness is the real horror of the cult hit We’re All Going to the World’s Fair.

Jack Moody
Culture for Pigs
Culture for Pigs

When hating clout and mediocrity betrays an obsession with clout and mediocrity.

Chris R. Morgan
Dead Air
Dead Air

Internet-born analog horror intensifies the uncanny with familiar, obsolete media.

Jack Moody
Tolkien and the Nature of Making
Tolkien and the Nature of Making

Industrial modernity is J.R.R. Tolkien's arch-nemesis, but his work might contain unexpected forgiveness for the juggernaut of late-capitalism wresting his world.

Bruce Stone
Drawn to the Deep
Drawn to the Deep

Of places of passage between this world and another, between the beginning and the end.

Thomas Casey
JT LeRoy Never Existed, But He Lived
JT LeRoy Never Existed, But He Lived

JT LeRoy has been called by some the great literary hoax of the 2000s, but for creator Laura Albert, he never went away.

Katherine Dee
The Coney Island Art Fair
The Coney Island Art Fair

Art shows risk nothing to monumentalize the oppressed. But Coney Island offers you that investment on a plate, as slice-of-life.

Rômulo Moraes
The Mirror of Language
The Mirror of Language

The age of thinking machines will be a new age of mystics extracting truth from hidden worlds.

Max Anton Brewer
The Work of Beauty
The Work of Beauty

Artists should reject the demolition brigade that has dominated the artistic fields in the last century.

Kay Clarity
Creative Machinery
Creative Machinery

DALL-E shows us a future of art without artists.

Katherine Dee
The Internet is a Dead Texan
The Internet is a Dead Texan

The sinister ambience of doomscrolling.

Scott Beauchamp