By Isaac Butler
I have some kind of horrible hypercompuglobalmegaflu right now that has afflicted most of the graduate students in my department. It's rough. This is the sickest i've been in years. I will not bore/gross you out with the details.
So in other words, sorry for the lack of posting, but it's actually pretty hard to concentrate for an hour straight on anything right now.
In the meantime, I thought I'd roundup a few selected things by me that have been published elsewhere for your reading pleasure:
(1) The Soundtrack Series is a live storytelling event I've done twice. Here is my latest appearance (just podcasted yesterday!) in which I talk about Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick.
(2) The Hooded Utilitarian. I've become a semi-regular contributor to them, writing about why V For Vendetta is the worst, why the Election films are the best and a two parter on the (often unfairly maligned) Jonathan Lethem novel Chronic City. You can find those articles here.
(3) In The Heart Library. This is a short-but-sweet essay I wrote for PANK, a really great mostly-online journal edited by the insanely prolific, talented and wonderful Roxane Gay, whom you should really follow on twitter. The essay can be found here. You can read an interview with me about it here.
(4) Here Come the Planes. Over at The Fiddleback, I wrote a piece about Laurie Anderson's "O Superman," 9/11 and cultural amnesia.
(5) Nourishing the Commons. Here's the piece I wrote for Howlround about the public domain, intellectual property (both the thing itself and as a metaphor for how we think about collaboration) etc. in broad terms.
I'll be back soon, as soon as I get these goblins out of my system.