It’s the first week of April, and that means POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION is set to trundle into view. Inside: reviews of John Wick 2, Logan, and Skull Island! Also a smattering of items making an oversized digest. Get to it!
by Fabrice Poussin Big Pillow Brothers My Lake Partly Cloudy Sunset in The Smokies The Boss The Dune The Old Fort The Storm Fabrice Poussin is assistant professor of French and…
Spring 2017 Issue
The long-awaited return of the new, reinvigorated Schlocktopus is finally upon us -- and what better way to welcome it than with a fresh Spring edition, incorporating notions of…
Martha, My Dear…
It takes Mort some time to figure out where he is. He is lying, half awake, on a spacious bed in a strange room filled with unfamiliar smells. The potted plants on the windowsill…
by James G. Piatt Death In A Meadow He floated in a softly flowing brook; it celebrated his betrothal to moisture as it meandered through colored meadows of white flowers.…
Fire Breathing Dragons Make the Best Space Heaters
“Hurry! Hurry!” cried Gideon and he tugged the wizard Al along. The wizard stopped and pulled the fifteen-year-old boy up short. Gideon looked back at Al wildly.…
POP CULTURE DESTRUCTION RETURNS, FROM THE GRAVE! Seriously, what else do you need to know about this?
This month Schlock presents an entire issue dedicated to one of the most misunderstood concepts of political debate: Utopia. In this issue, led by guest editor Elise Billiard, we will proclaim that Utopia is not dead, that Utopia is not an escape to or from reality, but on the contrary a way to propose new possible realities.
Why is utopia nowhere? Utopia will always remain nowhere because it implies the unending critique of all structures which establish and serve exclusion and inequality. It is the continuous practice of democracy.
Utopias are often based on architectural models, or on rules about the division of labor and the ownership of land for instance. However, it seems to me that little is being written about the need for the powerful binding that keeps people responsible of each other, and that make them feel part of a same common society.
History is packed with examples of how imaginative representations have been used as mediators to investigate or communicate the possible world thought out of its limits.
Welcome back, dear readers! Some of you may be confused as to why our supposed ‘summer break’ lasts well into what is technically Autumn. But here…
Since Halloween allows us to both revisit and discover what’s what in the horror genre, we thought it apt to seek out Michael Wilson, head of This is Horror, for a chat about the website and podcast’s origins and mission.
As part of our series of Halloween-themed chats this month, we caught up with Mike Davis – editor of the dynamic and much-loved weird fiction hub Lovecraft eZine, as well as its more recent publication arm. Is Lovecraft, however, the be all and end all of the zine, and what kind of influence does he still exert on horror?
Taking a sideways glance at the Halloween spirit, Molly Tanzer’s The Pleasure Merchant and Joe Pulvers King in Yellow Tales: Volume 1 explore various interstices of the garish and horrific with stylistic verve.