It’s time for another Many-Titled Strange Horizons Article!
Intertitles: “Do Not Wither/Look at Me”: Feminist Identity as Supernatural in Orlando and I am Dina explores two movies that take very different approaches to a very singular focus – a heroine whose feminist identity overlaps with a supernatural trait.
I think both are strong examples of the speculative as metaphor rather than plot-driving premise (no one in Orlando tries to duplicate her gender-bending immortality, and absolutely zero people I am Dina would want Dina’s ability to commune with the dying), and… Read more »
It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World on Sleepy Hollow, io9.com, December 2013
Reign: "Left Behind", AV Club, December 2013
Best of the Year: Sundance arrived with three boundary-pushing series [Top of the Lake], AV Club, December 2013
Frozen, Philadelphia Weekly, November 2013
12 Years a Slave, Philadelphia Weekly, November 2013
Eye movements made by subjects while examining I. E. Repin’s painting “An Unexpected Visitor”, with different questions in mind: (b) “Remember the clothes worn by the people.” (c) “Remember the positions of the people and objects in the room.” (d) “Estimate how long the ‘unexpected visitor’ had been away from the family.” (A. L. Yarbus, “Eye movements during perception of complex objects”, 1967)
This week’s Reign had a super underwhelming royal wedding that seemed to catch everyone by surprise, but Queen Catherine and Nostradamus are not the kind to be caught out. From that No Touchy arm in front to his “Your son’s going to die of an ear infection and I am not going to be the on to tell you about it” face, these two had that prom pose locked and loaded. (X)