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James Wan Has Gory Fun With Malignant

James Wan Has Gory Fun With Malignant

James Jay Edwards reviews Malignant, a horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, and starring Annabelle Wallis. (Warner Bros.) 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXI: No Matter What

John Michael’s latest Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, shares about attending a rodeo, and thoughts about 9/11 and America. 

Dispatches From the Apocalypse: The Immortal Rich and the Illusion of Justified Hatred (September 15, 2021)

In Sean Davis’s latest Dispatches From the Apocalypse, “The Immortal Rich and the Illusion of Justified Hatred,” Davis explains the decline of America since 9/11.

Falling Down a Deep, Narrow Hole: An Interview with Matthew Borczon

An interview with writer Matthew Borczon about poetry as catharsis, having served in a combat hospital in Afghanistan, writing about war and his struggles with PTSD.

Hello America, From Australia: The Dumbest Timeline

In his column, “The Dumbest Timeline,” Matthew Reddin looks at school board meetings in America being overrun by anti-vaxxers, white supremacists, and the Proud Boys.

Martyrs Lane Creeps Its Way Through a Slow Burn Mystery

James Jay Edwards reviews Martyrs Lane, a slow-burn horror mystery film, written and directed by Ruth Platt, and starring Kiera Thompson and Sienna Sayer. (Shudder) 

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LX: Contemplating How I Really Want To Live

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, returns to Portland and contemplates how he really wants to live. 

Dispatches From the Apocalypse: Texas Is a Big Part of This New Extinction Level Event (September 8, 2021)

In Sean Davis’s latest Dispatches From the Apocalypse, “Texas Is a Big Part of This New Extinction Level Event,” Davis offers advice to the future on how not to kill ourselves.

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