Critical Linking for July 27th, 2015

 

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to recommend their fave underrated horror books. Here are the spooky results.

A whole bunch of new-to-me titles on this list of 23 Underrated Horror Books. 

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The project, called Poddit Hole Holidays, is an idea by West Stow Pods to create the hobbit home in Suffolk, England, complete with two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and a living room. And that’s just one aspect of it — visitors will also get to walk around the natural woodlands in the area, take part in a Middle Earth guided tour, and even play some archery.

I guess it’s like cosplay for your life.

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Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine is many things in the literary world: powerful lyric essay, award-winning poetry collection, searing cultural touchstone on race. And now, thanks to the Fountain Theatre, Citizen is branching out to new territory: the stage. This weekend, previews begin of the stage adaptation of Citizen: An American Lyric in Los Angeles; opening night is August 1.

Good interview about what should be a powerful production.

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In the wake of the superflus and cataclysmic events, male writers tend to jump to that unholy trinity of rape, murder and cannibalism. (Although not necessarily in that order; see Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.”) There’s an elegant, streamlined logic to this kind of narrative: Eyes on the prize and the prize is survival. What’s curious is that female writers take an overwhelmingly different — and interior — view of the same landscape.

Do women take on dystopia differently than men? A strong case that they do.

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