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Six the Musical & some nonfiction

We saw Six in London; my daughter fell in love and spent a full day watching performances on YouTube, which made me think of the days when fannishness required going uphill in the snow, both ways... (I thought it was fine but I would've clearly gotten more out of it had I been more familiar with the conventions of European song shows. Also I went & saw Hamilton in Chicago, and that was more awesome, sorry not sorry as Anne might say.)


Lydia Pyne, Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real StuffCollapse )

Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American RevolutionCollapse )
Daniel Okrent, The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of AmericaCollapse )

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Fiction and a Farscape vid for meeeeeee (and all humanity)

Vid for me! Murdering Stravinsky, Farscape, lithiumdoll: YouTube, AO3

Look, ever since I realized that “dressing up as fascists” was perfect for this fandom, I’ve wanted this vid, and LithiumDoll does it great justice. The internal motion and even internal lighting changes are perfect for the disorientation and cruelty of the song. And there’s so many canonical references that are perfect—all the things they do that hurt others, and each other, by meaning to or by meaning to be good or both. The nuclear bomb and the beautiful, horrible wormhole equations that represent both art and death.

A very good bad review of a Netflix animated sff series, Love, Death and Robots.

Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal BlueCollapse )

KJ Charles, Proper EnglishCollapse )

Arkady Martine, A Memory Called EmpireCollapse )

Seanan McGuire, MiddlegameCollapse )
Laurie Marks, Earth LogicCollapse )

John Birmingham, The Cruel StarsCollapse )

Robert Jackson Bennett, Collapse ) 

Seanan McGuire, In an Absent DreamCollapse )
Ted Chiang, ExhalationCollapse )

Rebecca Roanhorse, Storm of LocustsCollapse )

Theodore Sturgeon, Microcosmic God, vol. 2 of the complete stories:Collapse )

Jessica Khoury, The Forbidden WishCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Adam Zamoyski, Napoleon: A LifeCollapse )
Sarah Knott, Mother is a Verb: An Unconventional HistoryCollapse )
Martha A. Sandweiss, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color LineCollapse )

The Wisdom of Wonder Woman
: Quotes and mostly gorgeous panels from various comic versions of WW (and a quote from the 2017 film).

Neil Weinstock Netanel, Copyright: What Everyone Needs to KnowCollapse )

Anthony Abraham Jack, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged StudentsCollapse )

K.E. Gover, Art and Authority: Moral Rights and Meaning in Contemporary Visual ArtCollapse )

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Music and fiction

OK, I found a group of musical creators that call themselves “Hidden Citizens,” and literally every song is bombastic trailer music and I am so here for it. There’s an album of bombastic covers of both bombastic and non-bombastic originals which are largely unnecessary, but the originals are all clearly written to be trailers for movies insisting that they are EPIC. Or maybe for video games. Here’s one with Ruelle and another with Jung Youth (actually is a trailer song) and another with the most banal lyrics yet, their is-that-allness a laugh-inducing contrast to the end-of-the-world seriousness of the music. I am in awe.

E.K. Johnston, The Afterward:Collapse )
Adrian Tchaikovsk/y, Walking to Aldeberan: Space horror novella. Collapse )
Yoon Ha Lee, Hexarchate Stories: Collapse )
T. Kingfisher, Collapse )

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Friday Black: Short stories of the if-this-goes-on variety. Collapse )
Harry Connolly, A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark: Collapse )
R.F. Kuang, The Dragon RepublicCollapse )
Zen Cho, The True QueenCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Another Lucifer thought: one of the show's greatest strengths is that Chloe is a stunningly beautiful woman who lives in a ponytail and has visible undereye circles: she looks like she's working!

The Art of Circular Yokes,Collapse )
Lisa Damour, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in GirlsCollapse )

Joshua Specht, Red Meat RepublicCollapse )

Keri Leigh Merritt, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum SouthCollapse )

Jia Tolentino, Trick MirrorCollapse )

Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century MillerCollapse )

Stephanie Burt, Don’t Read PoetryCollapse )

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TV and fiction

The Society:Collapse )
Lucifer: Collapse )
Elana K. Arnold, Damsel:Collapse )
Leigh Bardugo, King of ScarsCollapse )
Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and ThornsCollapse )
Audrey Coulthurst, Of Fire and StarsCollapse )
Robert Jackson Bennett, American ElsewhereCollapse )
Emma Newman, Atlas AloneCollapse )
The Final Frontier, ed. Neil Clarke.  Collapse )
Robert Jackson Bennett, FoundrysideCollapse )

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Fiction

Michael Rutger, The AnomalyCollapse )
James S.A. Corey, Tiamat’s WrathCollapse )
Ann Leckie, The Raven TowerCollapse )Michael Marshall Smith, Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane ExistenceCollapse )

Robert Jackson Bennett, City of StairsCollapse )

Robert Jackson Bennett, VigilanceCollapse )
Robert Jackson Bennett, The TroupeCollapse )
Erica L. Satifka, Stay CrazyCollapse )
Tobias S. Buckell, Collapse )

T. Kingfisher, The Seventh Bride:Collapse )
Alaya Whiteley, The Loosening SkinCollapse )

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TV and Nonfiction

Unpopular Magicians opinion (not the big one, probably): Collapse )

Looking forward to Lucifer returning. It's too much to hope that it will be like that one J2 story where SPN got moved to HBO and everything got very hot and heavy, isn't it?


Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence: Collapse )
Anand Giridharas, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World: Collapse )Pete Buttigieg, Shortest Way Home: Collapse )
Bradley Hope & Tom Wright, Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World: Collapse )
Jeff Kosseff, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet: Collapse )

Jared Diamond, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis: Collapse )

Larrie D. Ferreiro, Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved ItCollapse )David W. Blight, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American MemoryCollapse )

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Nonfiction

Daniel Immerwahr, How to Hide an EmpireCollapse )

Alexandria Robbins, Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming MenCollapse )
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American SouthCollapse )
Alex Kotlowitz, An American SummerCollapse )
Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971Collapse )
Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832Collapse )
Michael Pembroke, Korea: Where the American Century BeganCollapse )
Andrew Ventimiglia, Copyrighting God: Ownership of the Sacred in American ReligionCollapse )
Martin Skladany, Big Copyright Versus the People: How Major Content Providers Are Destroying Creativity and How to Stop ThemCollapse )

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