It is a sad fact of life that I cannot be around forever, so realizing my impending demise within just a five or six more decades, I have decided to leave you will some helpful links and resources to keep you entertained long after I have passed (WARNING: Clicking on any of the links might result in a heavy dose of coolness).
Salvage: non-sectarian publications of essays, poems, art and other forms of culture which seek to liberate humanity. “Salvage is edited and written by and for the desolated Left, by and for those committed to radical change, sick of capitalism and its sadisms, and sick too of the Left’s bad faith and bullshit.”
The Charnel House: pieces which focus on aesthetics and art in the contemporary, this blog is one of the largest Left-wing blog sites on the internet, and they publish pieces which many will find intriguing, especially if you have an interest in the Frankfurt School and politicized artistic practice.
Red-Wedge Magazine: an academic Marxist publication focused on re-imagining the modern communist aesthetic.
Ronan Wills: deconstructions and Let’s Reads of genre pieces usually surveyed by academics.Written non-academically and usually with a liberal sense of humor.
Ferretbrain: ” Ferretbrain is an easy-going, irreverent e-zine about stuff – we publish reviews, essays, opinion pieces, podcasts and whatever else we thought was cool at the time.”
Curnblog: a website for aficionados of films, reviews, dissections of popular trailers, and more; if you have a passion for cinema, then consider becoming a contributor! Send in your best pieces and get a discussion going.
Sister Sites & Assorted Academic Interests
UMF English Department blog: the website for the University of Maine at Farmington’s English department. Features some reviews and student pieces, course updates, and summaries on-campus events.
Jstor Daily: academically thought-provoking articles on a wide variety of subjects; regularly updated, this interesting site will give many in the humanities food for the brain.
Fantasy-Faction: a regularly updated site features numerous reviews of Indie books, table-top games, and more. I don’t visit too often but I still feel comfortable in listing it here as a sort of HUB to find interesting new content.
(Additional suggestions are always welcome. Please ensure, however, that all suggestions are from sites which regularly update.)