A chat with comic icon Gilbert Hernandez about his new autobiographical book, Marble Season, and what led him to look to his own childhood for inspiration, rather than his “usual rude sex and violence.”
* Read the Rantline™!
* ATSA’s Soirée Rouge
* Love some balls for Movember
* A trio of LGBT films at Image+Nation
* United in Anger screening and lecture
* East End Radicals launch first record on Stomp
* BookThug launches experimental prose journal
* Help build a shelter for kids in Malawi by laughing
* TO punks Metz at Il Motore
* A local indie triad c/o Passovah at Casa
Set in 2005, Chris Kraus’s Summer of Hate condenses the pure hell of the second Bush administration into a searing novel which reveals that the psychological scars from the first decade of the twenty-first century are still open and raw. This is an important novel. Kraus’s work is a necessary corrective to the countless ‘realist’ literary novels that refuse to engage with the dirty realities of contemporary life.