Rien Fertel
rienfertel
Contributor, The A.V. Club. Rien is the author of three books, most recently, Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera.
7/22/19
9:19 AM
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If there’s a Straczynski style it might be located here, in his idealization of that Kryptonite-turned-American torchbearer of light and hope and peace.

6/18/19
10:22 PM
2

“Anthropocene feminist fiction” is exactly what I’ve been into lately without being able to articulate it so clearly! Fever Dream is so disturbingly amazing, I’ll definitely track down Mouthful of Birds. In that genre I would also highly recommend Sealed by Naomi Booth. I was filled with deep sickening dread for about

6/18/19
5:53 PM
2

I really enjoyed Fever Dream and Ghost Wall and I havent heard of Mouthful of Birds, but I guess that goes to show that its an under the radar book.

6/18/19
5:50 PM
2

Atlas of Reds and Blues and Lost Children Archive were such beautiful books that I couldn’t stop thinking about after reading. 

6/18/19
10:45 AM
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Stoked to see Mouthful of Birds on here (and mentioned along Ghost Wall, one of my favorite books of the year, to boot).

5/6/19
12:54 PM
3

Just a slight correction - Frank Capra didn’t later become one of Hollywood’s most successful directors, he already was one of Hollywood’s most successful directors. His name was above the title of his movies and he’d already won multiple Academy Awards by 1941. He actually signed up for service at the very peak of

3/18/19
2:28 PM
3

Well okay, but we also gifted the world such non-white blights as Barbara Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Travis Scott, and Beyonce.

7/16/18
2:42 PM
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In fairness, what we are seeing now, this so-called war on truth, alternative facts and so on, is nothing terribly new.  We’ve always been an ignorant nation, hell, an ignorant species.  A generation of people willing sent millions of Jews into the ovens because they were told a bunch of anti-semitic tales, and