p.s. Hey. ** Shane Christmass, Groovy. I hadn’t known of Neutral Spaces until you linked me there. Wow, a lot of amazing writers involved. I’ll go scour the site thoroughly in a bit. Thanks very much for the alert, man. Little House on the Bowery: Hard to say. It’s either on a very extended break, or it’s dead. My impression is that Akashic would be happy to have me continue it, but I haven’t communicated with them in a while. Basically, before I moved (for all intents and purposes) over here, my thing with LHotB was that I gave a big commitment to it, personally promoting the books, doing reading tours with the authors, and so on. When I moved over here, that became impossible both logistically and because I became very busy with projects here. I didn’t want to publish books I couldn’t thoroughly support. Plus, when I started LHotB, it was before the amazing boom of so many really good indie presses and online presses and so forth that exist in the US now, and there isn’t as much of a need for the imprint anymore. I started it because there were so many fantastic writers who weren’t able to get published. Now there are a lot of options. The last few books I wanted to publish at LHotB got snapped up by other presses, and Akashic nixed another book or two that I wanted to publish because they didn’t think the books would sell. So that’s basically the deal. LHotB may come back at some point, or maybe not. Probably not, I would guess. Thank you for asking. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Yes, definitely a Milligan cult. From what I can tell, it has a lot do with how his supposed repressed queerness and ‘self-hatred’ leaks/explodes into his films, but I don’t know. I made the post in order to investigate his stuff because I didn’t know it beforehand. ** Bill, Hi. Yeah, Dennis Dermody did a thing about Milligan on his great Original Cinemaniac blog, and that got me intrigued. I wish you luck balancing the code work and the concert-based allures, for sure. Output over input, when push comes to shove? Maybe that’s just my golden rule? ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Ah, curious about the new Mary Harron, so I look forward to reading your take. Everyone, Steve weighs in on the new film by Mary Harron, best known for ‘American Psycho’, right about here. I’m not following the Buttigieg thing and its related social media arguing very closely, but, based on what I’ve read, a faction of the ‘left’s’ attacks on him remind me a little bit of how a bunch of the ‘left’ used to denounce James Baldwin as an Uncle Tom when he was alive. ** Misanthrope, I’m having this feeling that today’s post will trigger a phobia of yours, am I wrong? Unless Ziggy can pull himself together, things have not ended up well for him. Which is a great tragedy. Your analysis of LPS’ thing, and it sounds wise from over here, is grim. Sociopathic control freaks can succeed, god knows (see: Trump), but they can also crash and burn in the non-prettiest way. I try to stay a million miles away from people like that. What a mess. ** Okay. Today I’m assaulting you with fake staring faces. There must be a way to enjoy the experience, and I trust you’ll find the way. See you tomorrow.