1Q2016 Most Visited
March 31, 2016
Disaster! When our template broke down, on January 24th, so did our web traffic analytics service. We launched a new template in February… but we didn’t get around to fixing the traffic analytics plug-in until March 21. As a result, the following list — of the 10 most frequently visited HiLobrow posts published during January, February, and March 2016 — is massively flawed. We present this Top 10 list anyway, with a FWIW attached…
- (1Q2016) THE CONTROL OF CANDY JONES, second in Lynn Peril’s brand-new PLANET OF PERIL series, recounts the strange but true story of a 1950s supermodel turned 1960s CIA-brainwashed killer.
- (1Q2016) DARK MATTERS: Adam McGovern reviewed David Bowie’s latest, and last album: “His trust in what he himself hears sets him off but not apart, a distinctness that will draw you to him in a gravity that closes distance but expands our room to grow.”
- (1Q2016) THE OLD DARK HOUSE: Luc Sante’s entry in the HERMENAUTIC TAROT series is an uncanny one: “It reconstitutes itself every nightfall, the old dark house. You have a history there.”
- (1Q2016) STANLEY BOOTH: Anthony Miller contributed a HILO HERO item on the Rolling Stones’ “writer in residence.”
- (1Q2016) THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF LUNCH: Rob Wringham kicked off our weekly GROK MY ENTHUSIASM series with an installment on Keith Waterhouse’s pro-lunch, anti-efficiency tract.
- (1Q2016) ALASKA, ALONE: James Parker’s first installment of the BOURNE VARIATIONS, a series of poems about the Jason Bourne movies. “You feel OK, more or less,/with your seamed and scrunched-up Jeremy Renner face/and your virally enhanced ability to survive anyplace.”
- (1Q2016) FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Erik Davis’s entry in the HERMENAUTIC TAROT series is about temptation: “All that compels you are bright shapes and colors, the shimmerings of enticement, but the vibrations seem to float free from the things themselves.”
- (1Q2016) BEST OLDER KIDS’ LIT 1966: HiLobrow’s Josh Glenn celebrated the 50th anniversary of some of his favorite older kids’ adventures, from Joan Aiken’s Nightbirds on Nantucket to Sid Fleischman’s Chancy and the Grand Rascal. Thanks, Boing Boing, for driving quite a bit of traffic to this post…
- (1Q2016) HYPOCRITE IDLER 2015: An annual report on the projects and accomplishments of HiLobrow’s publisher. The report for 2015 includes: the new UNBORED ADVENTURE book, the new UNBORED activity kits from MindWare, plus semiotics, writing, and HiLobrow.
- (1Q2016) ALL MY STARS (1): Joanne McNeil launched her weekly ALL MY STARS column with a line-up of the best movies and TV to watch while flying.
Thanks, HiLobrow contributors! On to 2Q2016.
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