The Folkloresque

I'm happy to say I recently had an academic essay published in The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World, co-edited by my good friend Jeff and our former IU professor Michael Dylan Foster. Jeff and I first started working on our essay in this volume, about how Harry Potter treats folklore, several years …

Reading Recommendation: “Madeleine,” Amal El-Mohtar

In honor of yesterday's Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality, today's reading recommendation comes from Lightspeed's Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue: Now: she is home, and leaning her head against her living room window at twilight, and something in the thrill of that blue and the cold of the glass against her …

Reading Recommendation: “The Visit to the Museum,” Vladimir Nabokov

Today I read: Everything was as it should be: gray tints, the sleep of substance, matter dematerialized. There was the usual case of old, worn coins resting in the inclined velvet of their compartments. There was, on top of the case, a pair of owls, Eagle Owl and Long-eared, with their French names reading "Grand …

The Golden Key No. 4

I'm a bit late in announcing this, but The Golden Key recently released its fourth issue, and it's full of amazing writing about hungry things! Go check it out!