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Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

At Jim C. Hines’ blog, writer Micha Trota writes about what it means when she says, “I don’t see race.”“It means that because I learned to see no difference between ‘white’ and ‘color,’ I have white-washed my own sense of self. It means that I know more about what it is to be a white person than what it is to be Asian, and I am a stranger among both. It means that I built my identity on a warped…

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Karel Zeman Galleries

Karel Zeman Galleries

The Gutter’s Own Keith has posted galleries of charming and wondrous images from Czech animator Karel Zeman’s films: Cesta do Praveku / Journey to the Beginning of TimeVynalez Zkazy / The Fabulous World of Jules Verne; and  Baron Prasil / The Fabulous World of Baron Munchausen; Ukradená vzducholod / The Stolen Airship; and,  Na Komete / Off On a Comet.

 

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Retrospective: Vive Le Gutter!

Retrospective: Vive Le Gutter!

jim munroe thumbThe Cultural Gutter turned ten in May, 2013 and we didn’t make much of a fuss about it. But ten years ago this week, Jim Munroe posted the manifesto that’s guided The Cultural Gutter, even as each subsequent editor has joined the Gutter and added their take on our mission. We thought this would be a good time to celebrate our mission and republish it. (And congratulations to our friends at the…

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At The Gutter: The Turn Of The Tale

Romance Editor Chris shares some of her favorite fairy tale retellings.

When it comes to fairy tales, I’m no purist. I love re-tellings, revisions, old favourites made new and strange. That, I think, is what I liked best about Frozen: it took the bare idea of the Snow Queen and told a completely different story, albeit one in which we can vaguely recognize the original. And that reminded me of some of my favourite fairy tale retellings… and how  so many of them are love stories.

Image, “Beauty and the Beast” by Walter Crane. Via "Grimm Girls: Picturing the Princess."

Frozen: Jane Austen Meets The Snow QueenMy mom raised me with three things: Feminism; “You don’t have to like your sister, but you can’t…View Post

Frozen: Jane Austen Meets The Snow Queen

My mom raised me with three things: Feminism; “You don’t have to like your sister, but you can’t…

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RIP, Run Run ShawFilm and television producer Run Run Shaw has died. Sir Run Run founded Shaw Brotherswith his…View Post

RIP, Run Run Shaw

Film and television producer Run Run Shaw has died. Sir Run Run founded Shaw Brotherswith his…

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Fantasy CartographyJonathan Roberts mapped Westeros for The Land of Ice And Fire, see his fantasy maps and read an…View Post

Fantasy Cartography

Jonathan Roberts mapped Westeros for The Land of Ice And Fire, see his fantasy maps and read an…

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