September 24, 2011
by Ross E. Lockhart

Celebrate Banned Books

It’s Banned Books Week (September 24-October 1, 2011 ). Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read, and focuses on books that challenge the status quo, which have, in turn, been challenged, banned, or restricted. Many classic works of literature have suffered under these restrictions, including George Orwell’s 1984, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Slaughterhouse Five, William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Continue Reading →

August 12, 2011
by Ross E. Lockhart
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U Got the (Innsmouth) Look

“Some of ’em have queer narrow heads with flat noses and bulgy, stary eyes that never seem to shut, and their skin ain’t quite right.”
-H.P. Lovecraft, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”

I recently posed a question to a few friends in the Pulped Culture Facebook group: Which celebrities have the Innsmouth look? Here are a few of the suggestions that came back.  Can you think of others? Continue Reading →