Diving into the fashion of Mad Men may seem a tired topic at this point, as the show rumbles into its final season. We’ve seen analysis of the clothing from stylistic, historical, and philosophical angles, and it would seem there’d be little left to say. Even the “Don is not a style icon; he’s a style dinosaur” approach that looks at how the coolest man in the room became a square was made overly obvious in the season seven premiere, when Don Draper arrives in L.A. looking more like the fabulous Megan Draper’s dad than her slick New York husband. Luckily for those of us who obsess about both television and style, however, Mad Men is a show with a deep roster of characters and things to say. Which is why I want to take a little time out to talk about the show’s worst-dressed character, and the one with whom I most closely identify: Michael Ginsberg. Continue reading…
The CG editors list their favorite pieces of 2012 here at The Cultural Gutter.
Our friends at Pornokitsch have announced the shortlist for the 2012 Kitschies, and The Guardian reports on it! The Kitschies recognize “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.”
Behold, a listing of the most popular pieces at The Cultural Gutter in 2012!
At Beth Loves Bollywood, Beth shares her top ten films of 2012–and adds special recognition categories such as: “Women Doing Stuff,” “Hip-Flicking Earworm,” and “The Unpopular Movie That Has A Surprising Number of Supporters and We’re Vocal About It.”
Colin Smith offers the 10 best superhero comics and the best comics with female protagonists in 2012.
1 original superhero per day. (Thanks, Clarice!)
The Gutter’s own Chris Szego is quoted in Quill & Quire‘s list of Canadian booksellers’ top science fiction and fantasy for 2012! Chris manages Bakka Phoenix, Canada’s oldest science fiction and fantasy bookstore.
Linda Holmes shares 50 wonderful things at NPR’s Monkey See blog.
At Wildgrounds, Kevin Ma shares his most enjoyable “bad” film and most enjoyable “good” film of 2012.
At Gutters and Panels, John Gholson shares his 3 biggest disappointments in comics this year.
The Movie Morlocks’ R. Emmet Sweeney shares his favorite film discoveries of 2012.
There is so much best and LoveHKFilm as Kozo offers up readers’ top 200 Hong Kong films and best performances.
It’s the end of the year; I work in retail; I have the flu. All of which means that for the past couple weeks I’ve been re-reading rather than reading. Mostly Eva Ibbotson, whose warmth reminds me not only that I love reading, but why. Which makes this a good time for a retrospective list. […]
It seems like when people think of comics, they think of superheroes, but there was a long time when crime and comics were synonymous. And now it seems like some of the best comics around are crime books. There’s a new golden age, a new crimewave in comics. I’ve been meaning to write about it, […]
I’ve missed the spooky month of October by one day, and probably rotted my brain on too much Rifftrax. In lieu of coherent thoughts, here is a compilation of recent observations.
Joking over lunch at the Game Developers Conference leads to Gamasutra‘s Leigh Alexander delineating “a few worrying misconceptions out there when it comes to what people want when we ask for equality.”
Watch the work of 100 masters of animated short film in 9 minutes.
The ultimate in amnesiac pregnancy romances, Pregnesia! (Thanks, Tars Tarkas!)
Book View Cafe is observing Banned Book Week with a series of articles. The first post is, “50 Shades of Burning Books” by erotic romance author Marisa Day, responding to the burning of 5o Shades of Gray. “The attempt by any would-be moral elite to control access to ideas, even profoundly icky ideas like women […]
Comics Beat ‘s Torsten Adair goes through The New York Times bestseller list and draws some conclusions, “Right now, it seems that diversity is the zeitgeist, as non-fiction, non-comics publishers are selling well to the general public, and that kids’ books are a growing market.”« go back — keep looking »