It’s here! The trailer for White Lines was debuted on In Bed With Books yesterday, and I’m so, so pleased with how it turned out. Bonus points for readers who can guess which photos are of Club Kids who inspired characters in the book. Think of it as a game of Where’s Waldo, but with more eyeliner.
I’m gonna file a YA novel about 80s clubbing under Things I Never Knew I Needed but OBVIOUSLY I Do.
“If ag-gag laws are about protecting farmers from the threat of terrorism, or at least an attempt at coopting the heightened emotions and base good-versus-evil dichotomy of the war on terror, then it seems fair to map the anti-war argument onto the ag-gag debate too. Because, in many ways, the efforts to sanitize the horror of death (and torture) in war and steps taken to do the same in a slaughterhouse are based on the same basic tactic: Don’t allow the public to see it.”
— Ag-gag laws make me think of Georges Franju’s “Blood of the Beasts,” a documentary about a French slaughterhouse that’s a terrifying allegory of the Holocaust.
We’ve been hard at work here in Hudson, getting ready to launch the website and putting the final touches on our first issue (we hit newsstands April 15 — pick up a subscription today). In the meantime, we wanted to say hello to everyone, so we made a short video. Watch carefully and you’ll get a glimpse of Rufus, our favorite office dog.
Thanks to Eric Slatkin, Alex Lisowski, Ben McIntire and the team at High Beam for putting this together. Music is “Morning” by Nicole Reynolds.
Very curious to see what the first issues looks like.