The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Link Roundup

Books:
In Every Book Ever players try to guess the correct first line of an obscure book from a selection of sentences mostly composed by other players (and then you can watch the writing process as it happened in real time) (link via Polygon); The British Library is offering the exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination until January 15, included is an Oct. 26th panel discussion by Queen's Brian May on Diableries or hellscapes created for stereoscopic viewers (the proto-View-Master)

Film/TV:
Watch this compulsively watchable collective fan made shot-for-shot remake of Star Wars and Empire Strikes back; Check out this formidable fan-made work-in-progress The Annotated MST3K

Music:
A reunited Sleater-Kinney has released a new single "Bury Our Friends" as a teaser for a 2015 album!; Listen to this absolutely shredding cover of Slayer's "Angel of Death" on banjo

Videogames:
Derek Yu is writing a book for Boss Fight Books on the creation of the simple but deep, compulsively playable game Spelunky

Random:
Pulque--the Mexican working class tipple of fermented agave sap--is making a craft brew-style comeback

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