A Touch of the Hand: A Metaphor for Fosse, Hilbig, & Krasznahorkai

Humans see patterns in everything, whether patterns are actually there or not. So, if you tend to read a bunch of books at once, like I do sometimes, patterns will emerge. You’ll start to see trends, conversations, and threads through some of the different books you’re reading. Sometimes pulling at these threads can reveal real substance, interesting connections between disparate works. Sometimes, well, sometimes we see the face of Jesus in a piece of toast.

The Extraordinary Expositor's Superhero Cheatsheet!: Issue #1: Captain Marvel


You may have noticed that there are a lot of superhero movies coming out this year. This might seem a bit overwhelming but DON'T WORRY. As a comic book fan, I am very used to the feeling of being overwhelmed by too many superheroes. I can help guide you through decades of complicated and interconnected storylines with a curated list so you can read up on the characters before the movie comes out. Impress your friends by getting all the inside jokes!

Weird Summer Reading 2017

We can see summer over the horizon. Thus begins one of our favorite activities of the year: coming up with summer reading lists. You can organize summer reading lists by age (as we do for young readers every year so look forward to that), genre, theme, beach-readability, historical era, historical event, author, or even what kind of summer you want to have, like a relaxing summer or an adventurous summer or a romantic summer, or whatever. Well, if you’re one of the handful of people out there hoping to have a weird summer, you’ve come to the right place.


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