Friday’s Forgotten Books: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Moon of the Crusted Snow introduces us to an Anishinaabe community in northern Ontario, where some of the Indigenous residents still hunt and fish and hold to the ways of their people. Others have lapsed into complacency, coddled by the creature comforts they’ve become accustomed to. The first sign that anything is wrong is when the satellite is out. No...

When You’ve Got a Woman Problem

On October 30, Rolling Stone ran an interview with David Simon to mark the end of The Deuce. To say things got a little heated would be an understatement. You can read it for yourself and reach your own conclusions. It prompted me to pause and reflect on my own impressions from some of Simon’s past offerings. I’d call myself...

Fiction: The Witch

by M.C. St. John Image by 이정임 lee from Pixabay  The boys ran through the village, between the cabins and around the woodpiles, kicking up yellow and orange and brown leaves. Chickens scattered. Cows lowed. Two men chopping wood stopped their axes to watch the chase, the blur of woolen coats, peaked hats, and buckled shoes. “They run as fevers,”...

A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen

A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen

by Chris La Tray “Native women need to tell their own stories. Now is the time for those stories to rise. Perma Red is only the beginning.” —Debra Magpie Earling Debra Magpie Earling, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is a writer and professor at the University of Montana. She published her novel Perma Red in 2002....

Flashback Interview: Critically-Acclaimed Author of THE 50/50 K ILLER, STEVE Mosby Talks About Publisher Support, The Challenges of Writing Full Time, and What’s Next

Sandra: You’re a fan of Michael Marshall Smith. What elements of his work do you think have carried over to your own? Steve: I read his first book, Only Forward, when it came out – a wonderful, random purchase – and it totally blew me away; I’ve been an avid reader ever since. The most obvious thing that influenced me...

The Gaslighting of Scream Queens

By E.E.W. Christman In Hereditary, Annie knows something isn’t right in her house. Her mother has passed away, and yet she sees her in her workroom. Her daughter Charlie is acting strange as well. The disturbing occurrences only escalate after Charlie is killed in a tragic car accident. When Annie turns to the supernatural to cope with her grief, her...