Category: cultural analysis

Still Werfen the Flammen

Can’t keep a good man down.  Though silenced by the smol brains who run “Big Speech”, Bradford C. Walker is still laying down broad swaths of cultural napalm. “The enemy sucessfully memory-holed the authentic American literary culture, and if not for a pair of accidents–D&D and Star Wars–that hole would have...

Yes, They Really Are That Good

Madmen. They did it.  The really did it. Arkhaven is dumping massive amounts of comics onto the internet under a “pay what you want” scheme, and it looks fantastic. Confession time.  I was skeptical about Arkhaven’s latest venture.  For one thing, I’m not a big comics fan.  For another,...

News (And Reviews) You Can Use

Things are changing.  More and more people are turning their backs on established corporate offerings, and that includes the bigger social media platforms and news sources, to start their own.  If you are into good fiction written from a classical American perspective, you should add UpstreamReviews to your daily...

Reclaiming the Culture, One Weird Hill At a Time

Wargaming. We don’t talk a lot about it here anymore.  Not since I revived War In a Box and launched the best dang wargame channel on YouTube.  But let’s go over my new focus a bit.  Even those of you who aren’t interested in wargames might be interested to...

Confederacy Ascendant

Been thinking about A Confederacy of Dunces a lot lately. For those who haven’t read it, this picaresque novel by John Kennedy Toole is about a bona-fide dyed-in-the-wool gamma male who bumbles his way through life. He is the kind of guy who goes to movies specifically to hate on...

There Is Still Good In Them…

It’s just buried.   Deep. They’ve been suppressed in the past.  We can do it again. We can rebuild them. We have the technology. Better than before.  ...

A Second Look at the Emperor’s New Clothes

The words hung in the air. “The Emperor has no clothes!” A stunned crowd waited for a heartbeat, then a second, and then swiftly turned on the small boy who dared cry out the seditious phrase.  Fists fell, elbows jostled, voices shouted in anger, and feet kicked out with...

The Most Dangerous Account on Twitter

This guy: You’re a smart guy, so I probably don’t need to explain why, but here goes. Wholesome, positive, and uplifting. And worst of all, it’s uplifting men.  Those horrible, no good, very bad villains who are responsible for every evil that ever befell man or beast.  They come...

Lost Cities of Pulp

P. Alexander, the man behind Cirsova Magazine, one of the best of the new breed of independent short fiction magazine and now one of the longest running, is something of an explorer of lost realms.  Through his friendship with Michael Tierney, author of the Wild Stars Collection, he has...