Archive for December, 2010

Things That Shouldn’t Be Archived #7 — You Decide

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Holiday traditions exist at the crossroads of cultural memory and personal memory (we’ll ignore the confusing cloverleaf interchange of invented memory for now — my holiday gift to you!). What I’ve always found interesting is how these traditions converge and conflict across national, regional, loc

Know Your Rights

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

At the library the other day I picked up the collected Crisis on Infinite Earths, a multi-title crossing mini-series DC Comics put out in 1985 that rebooted its whole universe of characters. (To save face here I’ll have to state that I also checked out McTeague by Frank Norris and a collection of Go