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K. A. Laity
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Airships & Alchemy 14.8: Finish Line

Helen sank back down against the edge of the gondola. Tuppence flew up and perched beside her, croaking a mile a minute, as if to get in all her opinions on the Lintons’ disaster. She reached out a hand to the bird and gently ruffled her feathers. The…
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Sounds for a Saturday: Grotesque read by Darren Sant

Near 2 the Knuckle & Gritfiction honcho Darren Sant reads my Fall-inspired tale of mayhem, Grotesque. Check out his new line of audio recordings.
Near 2 the Knuckle & Gritfiction honcho Darren Sant reads my Fall-inspired tale of mayhem, Grotesque. Check out his new line of audio recordings.
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You know you want one of these sweet sweet posters -- but there's lots of other cool perks, including hand written medieval charms by moi!
Help keep the Cultural Gutter online & help us keep our commitment to paying writers for their work. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Now if only Gojira was on a motorcycle...Harley or rice burner...

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Review: The Neon Moon

The Neon Moon A Roman Dalton Anthology Ed. Paul D. Brazill Blackwitch Press Another fistful of fun from Blackwitch Press. A bunch of terrific writers run away with Paul D. Brazill‘s werewolf detective Roman Dalton and the dark madness of The City. Matt…
The Neon Moon A Roman Dalton Anthology Ed. Paul D. Brazill Blackwitch Press Another fistful of fun from Blackwitch Press. A bunch of terrific writers run away with Paul D. Brazill's werewolf detect...
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TOA/V: It's Not Repetition, It's Discipline + I'll Be Your Mirror

IT’S NOT REPETITION, IT’S DISCIPLINE The Fall Definitive Documentary The filmmakers admit the subtitle was added by the record company who put out the DVD and not something they aimed to do (and believe me, it’s not). This is a fan-made doco, filmed in…
IT'S NOT REPETITION, IT'S DISCIPLINE The Fall Definitive Documentary The filmmakers admit the subtitle was added by the record company who put out the DVD and not something they aimed to do (and be...
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Sweet sweet Gutterthon: now includes a perk from me!
Occasionally here at FS we invite guests to come and hang out because you know, we like that thing they do. In the case of the Cultural Gutter, one of our own skulk members is heavily involved in an awesome project, so obviously we wanted to help! Please do pop … Read more →
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The Future Fire has been a great supporter of small press including ourselves and is celebrating its 10th birthday in style, with an anthology of reprints. In order to pay the authors a fair rate for their stories they are kickstarting the process and we…
The Future Fire has been a great supporter of small press including ourselves and is celebrating its 10th birthday in style, with an anthology of reprints. In order to pay the authors a fair rate for their stories they are kickstarting the process and we are glad to welcome them to … Read more →
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There’s a blue moon tonight: won’t be another for three years. If you can, get out there and howl a little. The full moon brings a little magic out in everyone — and maybe the wolf, too. I have a piece up at the Cultural Gutter: Strange Men and Magic…
There's a blue moon tonight: won't be another for three years. If you can, get out there and howl a little. The full moon brings a little magic out in everyone -- and maybe the wolf, too. I have a ...
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This was just something that came up yesterday evening at our Finnegans Wake reading group. We came across the sentence "I've a hopesome's choice if I chouse of all the sinkts in the colandar." (page 432 at the bottom). Yes, ...
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Project Runway I used to watch American Chopper with my good friend alex. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s about a family owned and operated custom motorcycle shop. It became a huge media deal. You can’t stop in a New York State rest stop without…
Project Runway I used to watch American Chopper with my good friend alex. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s about a family owned and operated custom motorcycle shop. It became a huge media deal. You can’t stop in a New York State rest stop without finding a selection of … Read more →
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An Anglo-Saxon handprint dating back 1,200 years was found during the annual archaeological dig in Sedgeford in west Norfolk.
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    Writer, 1995 - present
  • College of Saint Rose
    Associate Professor, 2006 - present
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    Medieval Studies
  • University of Southern California
    International Relations
  • Michigan State University
    James Madison College
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These are the shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards 2015. Four nominees in each category were decided by the votes of BFS members and th

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee | Royal Colleg...
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January – July 2016. A major exhibition revealing the fascinating life, times and lost library of Queen Elizabeth I's most famous 'conjurer'

Just Words - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Meditations on Hávamál: 57-60
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Letter to a Young Nonprivileged Poet by Sandra Simonds
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The black building, 'Art in the City,' wins the design competition to become the new Guggenheim Helsinki.

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John + Gena: dynamite on screen and off
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Fiery and tempestuous, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands are one of cinema's great husband-wife partnerships. We survey their 10 films toget

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Hi folks, If you get a chance, slip on over to a guestpost I'm doing for Jenny Hansen at http://writersinthestormblog.com/2015/06/how-action

The Ripliad: A Sexagennial with Patricia Highsmith’s Charming Monster by...
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Edward A. Grainger discusses the Ripliad and looks back at the last 60 years of Patricia Highsmith's gentleman killer Tom Ripley.