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Idle pursuits of 2014 so far

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End of a Summer

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HiLobrow’s year… so far.

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Mr. X contra Scotland Yard (1949), by Martin Porlock.

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Across the Frontier

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Harryhausen’s animation is not realistic… it’s magical.

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Kern Your Enthusiasm, Kirby’s Fourth World & more!

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De Afschuwelijke X (c. 1946), by R. Poupon.

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He documented Creole cuisine at the moment of its invention.

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He transformed physical dissonance into spiritual beauty.

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Sonorous Snark

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How the People of Dublin received the New Evangel

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He pioneered the open-air adventure thriller.

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Mother Touch

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Chapter VIII: An Unwelcome Guest

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Telephones in British supernatural lit.

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His Cold War movies predict Pynchon’s seriocomic acuities.

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A Voice in the Night

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Takin’ ev’ry wrong direction on his lonely way back home.

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We are condemned to be free.

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Christopher Lee’s ‘X’ Certificate (1975)

Sentry Investments ad: stock ticker symbols UP for “Big Picture” and “Windex,” DOWN for “Rose-Coloured Glasses.”

Boomer Visionquest

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He won every available U.S. military combat award for valor.

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A Brief History of a Crypto-Science