Reading in the Age of Trump: the Danger of Low-Hanging Fruit

Reading in the Age of Trump The first time the Trump presidency seemed serious to me was when Slavoj Zizek half-heartedly endorsed Trump for the 2016 election. Zizek’s reasons for supporting such an outrageous candidate were, in a truly Zizekian fashion, complicated. His stance was similar to David Lynch’s: that Trump, while a problem himself,

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Psychedelic Flapper: An Interview with Madeleine Swann

Madeleine Swann is a psychedelic flapper, weird fiction writer, creepy stuff lover, and hideous face puller. And she’s a lot of fun to interview! -Austin James “I wanted to be a writer, an actress (but not a famous one), and every single animal in existence.” -Madeleine Swann Austin James: First off, thanks for chatting to me…

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The Weird on Television: 6 Weird Books That Should Be TV Shows

Weird fiction isn’t something that occurs exclusively on the fringes of the literary world. Consider Neil Gaiman’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel American Gods, which, as we all know, was adapted into a television series on the Stars network. There’s no denying the literary weirdness of American Gods, even if Gaiman isn’t quite as strange

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Cinereous Incarnate Album Review

Band: Abstracter Album: Cinereous Incarnate Country of Origin: United States Release Date: June 8th, 2018 Genre: Blackened doom Label: I, Voidhanger I seriously can’t put this one down. The third release from Oakland’s blackened doom masters is one of those albums good enough to bleed from the review pile to my regular rotation. I’ve listened

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SMM on Patreon!

That’s right, SMM now has a Patreon page! For those of you who can’t get enough of SMM, our Patreon is the place for you. Remember that Silent Motorist Media is an ad-free space; we also insist on paying our writers. That means we depend on support from readers like you to keep things going.

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Horror Sleaze Trash: An Interview with India LaPlace

I recently met India online, seeing that we have several mutual FB friends in the creative arts circles and that she’s local to the SLC area. When I noticed that she’s an associate editor for Horror Sleaze Trash, I got all sorts of excited to discover the art/lit zine (that has been and always will

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Writer Nominations Closed

A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who nominated a writer for 10 Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2018. I haven’t been able to thank each email, message, and comment individually due to the unanticipated overwhelming response from you all. We’re thrilled that so many readers and writers alike participated, and from

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