“Appetite for Risk: At the Intersection of Video Games and Literature” by Maxwell Neely Cohen, The Millions
“As a kid, video games taught me just as much about writing as novels did.” Maxwell Neely Cohen, the author of the book Echo of the Boom, makes the case for literature and video games to get friendlier.
“A Quiet Slaughter” by Josiah Neufeld, Hazlitt
On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, Neufeld, a Hutu from Burundi, tells this harrowing story of a terrible time in history that we must never forget.
“Happy Birthday to One of History’s Greatest Haters, William Hazlitt” by Michelle Dean, Gawker
Our esteemed former Flavorwire colleague wished the 19th century’s writer, critic, and hater a very happy birthday.
“Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda Pop” by Hunter Oatman-Stanford, Collectors Weekly
Oatman-Stanford takes a long look at how soft drinks have been sold to us through the ages as being healthy for our bodies. Obviously, that notion has been proven wrong time and time again.
“Twin Peaks and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope” by Sarah Marshall, The New Republic
Twenty-five years after Laura Palmer was murdered on Twin Peaks, Sarah Marshall takes a look at how mysteries of dead young women drivee so many television plot lines.