After many, many, MANY delays, the new High Hat is finally up! It was a bitch and a half getting this one live, folks, but personally, I think it was worth it. Stop by and take a look, won't you? In addition to three pieces by your faithful correspondent -- an overview of notoriously eccentric pulp novelist Harry Stephen Keeler, the highs and lows (and especially highs) of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and a piece on the vagaries of democratic and participatory fiction -- there's also excellent contributions by:
- melpster, writing about slash fiction and its appeal to women
- ezrael, with an epic, insightful essay about the character of Superman
- thehighhat, with interesting interpretations of the Fiery Furnaces' Blueberry Boat and Grant Morrison's Seaguy
- thevulgartrade, with his piece on art and technology in the digital age
- Phil Nugent, turning in eminently entertaining pieces on recent rock documentaries, sketch comedy DVDs, and images of the President, as well as a remembrance of the wonderful world of PREZ
- Scott von Doviak, with another "Bottom Shelf" worst-of-the-worst filmology, this time about Marlon Brando
- Steve Hicken, writing about the legacy left by John Cage on the 20th century
There's also terrific stuff like Jessica Langer's piece about growing up as a gamer girl, Gary Mairs' interview with Paul Hernandez about the Transportation Futuristics show, a remembrance of John Peel by Jim Eaton-Terry, a new interactive crossword by Joe Boucher, and a special-to-the-High-Hat "Prison Funnies" by Chip Zdarsky.
Your comments welcome; take a look. There's some great stuff there, folks, and you won't regret giving it some eyeball.