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The Weird Treatment of Women in the Works of Cormac McCarthy

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER-
A look at a few of McCarthy’s most popular works through the lens of feminist critical theory. Possible NSFW content, including but not limited to: rape, incest, murder, necrophilia, suicide, torture, and cannibalism. It’s Cormac McCarthy we’re talking about, afterall. Continue reading The Weird Treatment of Women in the Works of Cormac McCarthy

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Ex Machina: Story of Lilith, the Destructive Prototype of Eve

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER- 
Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s visionary 2014 film, appears to be a story about the ethics, mythos, and creation of the ultimate artificial intelligence. But it goes deeper than that, and the story imbedded within the film is an ancient one. Ex Machina is not just a story about creation, but one about god and man. It’s a story about Lilith. Continue reading Ex Machina: Story of Lilith, the Destructive Prototype of Eve

A Brief Chat with Independent Writer and Host of Southern Grimoire, KD Burr

“I have always been intrigued by the darker side of life. I was a sheltered child, raised in a religious household, but one thing my parents never censored was my reading material – and if you’re familiar with the Bible at all, you know that book can get pretty dark.” Continue reading A Brief Chat with Independent Writer and Host of Southern Grimoire, KD Burr

Chapter 23 by J Nicoel Western: A Preview

It was my first night at Savannah’s. I got off work at the preschool, sped home to replace my red, awkward, somewhat tight-fitting polo with my new, overly sized, awkward-fitting black polo. I touched up my makeup, which consisted of applying another coat of mascara on top of the mascara I applied at seven that morning, put Madalynn in the bathroom after her walk, and headed out for my first night.

​I’ll never forget the first thing Vince said to me when I showed up. Continue reading Chapter 23 by J Nicoel Western: A Preview

She Tried to Be Good, The Girl from Hateville, and 23 More Vintage Pulp Fiction Titles to Inspire Your Future Memoir

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER-
Pulp Fiction novels from the 1960s and 1970s are notorious for being as scandalous as they are ridiculous, especially by today’s standards. With illustrations and titles that are both titilating and wildly sexist, the covers are laughable and ironic. But some, in the right context, are relevant as ever, and even sound like they could be written about you or me. Continue reading She Tried to Be Good, The Girl from Hateville, and 23 More Vintage Pulp Fiction Titles to Inspire Your Future Memoir

Cosmic Love for Cosmic Horror

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER-
What do the villains from Netflix’s Stranger Things, Stephen King’s IT, and Marvel’s Dr. Strange all have in common? Besides being bound by the word “strange” or the young actor Finn Wolfhard himself, I mean.

I’ll give you a hint: they’re all about the Love.

Lovecraft, that is. One H.P. Lovecraft, the OG of cosmic horror and creator of the Cthulhu mythos, first published in 1928. Continue reading Cosmic Love for Cosmic Horror