Berfrois

Gorgeous Gorey!

Gorgeous Gorey!

How does a deeply read, supremely pyrotechnic wordsmith, pioneer of cyberculture who popularized culture jamming and first articulated the notion of Afrofuturism...

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How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

Wombats captured the attention of English naturalists as soon as they found out about them from early settlers, explorers, and naturalists at the time of first contact...

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Jennifer Seaman Cook: Why Did Bowie Leave Us in The Attic?

Jennifer Seaman Cook: Why Did Bowie Leave Us in The Attic?

Three years after David Bowie’s death, one of his last, cryptic videos leaves us wondering what his final message might mean for us...

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Colin Raff: Torpid Slivers #25-29

Colin Raff: Torpid Slivers #25-29

Even the best of us, in our tender years, were at some moments cruel to other children. But did you also instruct those you bullied to transform...

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Entropy’s Bestests

Entropy’s Bestests

Continuing with our series of “Best of 2018″ lists curated by the entire Entropy community, we present some of our favorite selections...

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2018 in Reading

2018 in Reading

This is the 14th year that the Year in Reading series has run at The Millions. It’s the third year that I’ve blearily written the introduction to kick off the series the night before it’s set to begin

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Fated to Pretend

Fated to Pretend

We all hate end-of-year book round-ups. No-one has ever read a single book included in an end-of-year list, especially the people who compile them.

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Dreamlessness by Joseph Spece

Dreamlessness by Joseph Spece

In Bacon’s Studies of the Human Body (1970), a panel pays skewed homage to Caravaggio’s Narcissus or a Narcissus by the Caravaggisti.

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Upbeat Melodies

Upbeat Melodies

The Monkees were about as famous as you could get, with their More of the Monkees album beating out even the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for the number one U.S. slot in 1967.

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Sober Seers

Sober Seers

A prevailing notion of the lives of artists holds that hedonism is a meaningful part of production. The slide projector on the subject has no shortage of famous faces: There’s boozy Faulkner, banging out novels and screenplays while pickled...

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‘I have noticed a difference between older EDM stars and younger ones’

‘I have noticed a difference between older EDM stars and younger ones’

Despite being a casual fan of EDM, I can't tell you literally what Steve Angello was doing on stage. Perhaps he was mixing tracks in the traditional sense, one after another...

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Welcome to Earths

Welcome to Earths

For the past decade, A.S. Hamrah has been the sharp-tongued, rain-lashed drifter of American movie criticism.

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Idiot Box

Idiot Box

In 1974, with classics like Nashville and Network still forthcoming, Kael wrote that though American movies were “probably the best in the world"...

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‘Vaders

‘Vaders

In 1982, already the author of four novels, Martin Amis published a fizzy, swaggering non-fiction book about arcade games.

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Chris Moffat on Naeem Mohaiemen

Chris Moffat on Naeem Mohaiemen

What does an anti-colonial building look like? In Naeem Mohaiemen’s 2017 film Two Meetings and a Funeral, Vijay Prashad stands in the centre of La Coupole d’Alger in the suburbs of Algiers...

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Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

What does a perfect elephant look like? This was a question that occupied the Flemish artist Crispijn van de Passe II in the years around 1620. By then, several elephants had visited the European continent...

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John Marston’s Scars

John Marston’s Scars

The credits kept rolling, and the fonts got smaller. Some pleasant instrumental music started playing. Soon came the quality assurance testers, the names of whose rank-and-file members were listed in massive blocks spread across four pages.

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‘Can we live ethically in a cursed world?’

‘Can we live ethically in a cursed world?’

I brought a friend with me the first time I saw Princess Mononoke in an American movie theater. He had no experience with Miyazaki or with Japanese culture or animation...

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Colin Raff: Torpid Slivers #20-24

Colin Raff: Torpid Slivers #20-24

There was a nice breeze going, and the footpost-knot was nodding more rapidly than usual, and maybe tonight it appeared more malevolent than it ever had before.

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Unsentimental Vistas

Unsentimental Vistas

When the American photographer Berenice Abbott returned to New York in 1929 after nearly a decade away in Paris, she came back to a city transformed...

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