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Article: What I Learned From Reading Pro-Confederacy Children’s Books

Ruth Graham examines children's books written with a pro-Confederate in this article from Slate.

From the article:

"But “Southern pride” and Confederate defiance aren’t transmitted only through publicly flown flags. As Moore knew, they’re also sustained in the stories people tell their children. And although language has softened since her day, you can still find books written for children that openly celebrate the values of the Confederacy. I bought a handful of them to find out what kind of books are available to “Dixie children” in 2015."


Article: Warning Forever: A Danmaku Dialogue

Danmaku, or bullet hells, is a genre of games where the player manuevers their way through curtains of bullets fired by waves of enemies, until a final stage boss battle is reached.

In this article from First Person Scholar, Mark R Johnson discusses Warning Forever, a danmaku game that dispenses with many of the of the traditional trappings of the genre. Of interest is the games' central conceit, dispensing with the traditional waves of weaker enemies and only having the player duel boss enemies, who evolve according to the player's style and tactical decisions.

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell (Essay Collection; 09/01/15;03/15/16)

Call for Submissions: The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature


“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight.”  C. S. Lewis.  The Screwtape Letters