Note: The following article contains major spoilers for Squid Game and minor spoilers for Battle Royale and The Hunger Games. It also discusses suicide and sexual assault. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, contact a suicide prevention organisation near you. For those in the US, you can reach the…

A set of kitchen utensils hanging from a bar.

When I was a girl, families made do. In the evening, we didn’t have TV or radio; we didn’t need it. There were seven of us: me, my two brothers, and our four cousins. After dinner, we’d all crowd around my grandmother’s ankles, and she’d read stories from these huge…

Wooden tiles with letters printed on them.

Thus far, all literary criticism has focused on the impression created by many letters juxtaposing each other, such as in books or on wordtrucks. In pursuing this obsession, we have come to lack a fundamental theory of written art. See, no commentator has been brave enough to review the individual…

Image by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When faced with a deadly pandemic, we find ourselves in the delicate fingers of systems and people that could ruin lives or save them. But this type of interaction is not new. Cars, security systems, surgeons, and pilots are all examples of everyday mechanisms or professionals that, if not up…

Note: The following article contains major spoilers for Blade Runner and talks specifically about the final cut of the film.

When a prolific sci-fi film reaches a certain age, it goes through a rite of passage in the critical space. Writers inevitably see agreements and disagreements between the film’s vision…

When I ask people about where Richard Pickman is today, most of them dodge the question. They tell me that they knew someone who knew someone who knew him, or they say they just don’t care, before asking me four or five questions about him. A common response is the…

Life’s easier without things. No colours or shapes, no up or down. That’s what it’s like for me, gently floating in the liquid sphere of my living room. It’s a way to while away a day. I didn’t always spend so long in here, but somewhere along the line, it…

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