March 21, 2021

Here’s a preview of HILOBROW’s publishing plans for April, May, and June 2021.

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During 2Q2021, we’ll publish a 25-part series — it’s titled FIVE-O YOUR ENTHUSIASM — dedicated to a few of our favorite TV shows from the Sixties (1964–1973, according to our eccentric periodization). Here’s the series lineup:

Lynn Peril on DARK SHADOWS (1966–1971) | Mark Kingwell on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968) | Elizabeth Foy Larsen on I DREAM OF JEANNIE (1965–1970) | Luc Sante on SECRET AGENT/DANGER MAN (1964–1968 seasons) | Erin M. Routson on THE PATTY DUKE SHOW (1963–1966 run) | Gordon Dahlquist on HAWAII FIVE-O (1968–1973 seasons) | Annie Nocenti on GET SMART (1965–1970) | Sara Driver on THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1964–1966) | Carlo Rotella on MANNIX (1967–1973 seasons) | Adam McGovern on JULIA (1968–1971) | Mimi Lipson on THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW (1970–1973 seasons) | Josh Glenn on BATMAN (1966–1968) | Tom Nealon on HOGAN’S HEROES (1965–1971) | Miranda Mellis on THE ODD COUPLE (1970–1973 seasons) | Peggy Nelson on GILLIGAN’S ISLAND (1964–1967) | Susan Roe on THE BRADY BUNCH (1969–1973 seasons) | Michael Grasso on UFO (1970–1973) | Richard McKenna on DOOMWATCH (1970–1972) | Adrienne Crew on BEWITCHED (1964–1972) | Michael Lewy on STAR TREK (1966–1969) | Greg Rowland on THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY (1970–1973 seasons) | David Smay on THE MONKEES (1966–1968) | Vijay Parthasarathy on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW (1964–1966 seasons) | Carl Wilson on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW (1967–1973 seasons) | Jessamyn West on EMERGENCY! (1972–1973 seasons).

Josh Glenn is the FIVE-O YOUR ENTHUSIASM editor. He is very grateful to the series’ contributors, many of whom have donated their honoraria to the ACLU.


HILOBROW friend Jonathan Pinchera will contribute a series showcasing his ARDZIR line of handmade and hand-decorated streetwear.


Adam McGovern, shown at work here, will continue to deliver over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship via his monthly-ish series OFF-TOPIC.


Peggy Nelson, shown at work here, will continue to investigate art and the virtual life through her two irregular series EYE CANDY and SIMULACRA.


HILOBROW friend (and co-editor emeritus) Matthew Battles, shown at work here, will continue to produce the series BESTIARY — which kicked off during 1Q2021.

Speculative lineup for 2Q2021 and beyond: Adrienne Crew on GOAT | James Hannaham on CINDER WORMS | Deborah Wassertzug on GIRAFFE | Chris Spurgeon on ALBATROSS | Luc Sante on CAPYBARA | Annie Nocenti on CROW | Heather Kapplow on SHREW | Jessamyn West on HYRAX.


PROJECT:OBJECT will return from a brief hiatus with SEMIO OBJECTS, a 25-part series of object-oriented nonfiction narratives first published by HILOBROW’s sister site SEMIOVOX.

Here’s the series lineup:

Chris Arning on INKSTONE BROOM | Hamsini Shivakumar on SOUL MOTHER SAREES| Lucia Laurent-Neva on SPONGEBOB BUS | Samuel Grange on SALT & PEPPER HOLDER| Ximena Tobi on VASALISA | Luca Marchetti on TEAPOT | Charles Leech on ORNAMENT| Gabriela Pedranti on MAFALDA DOLL | Sarah Johnson on JOAN OF ARC FIGURINE | Vijay Parthasarathy on BINGO | Aiyana Gunjan on WEDDING DUCKS | Serdar Paktin on NEY | Paulina Goch-Kenawy on VASE | Daria Arkhipova on POKER CHIP | Iván Islas on THERMOS| Sónia Marques on CABBAGE TUREEN | Thierry Mortier on BICYCLE BELL | Louise Jolly on CHALICES | Wei Fen Lee on CURRY PUFF POT | Mariane Cara on MINI WINDSOCK | Malex Salamanques Amiel on MARIA LIONZA | Seema Khanwalkar on THANJAVUR DOLL | Maria Papanthymou on KITCHEN WHISK | Martha Arango on ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA | Max Matus on WOODEN ROBOT.

Josh Glenn and Rob Walker are the editors of the PROJECT:OBJECT endeavor; Josh edited this series solo. He is grateful to the contributors, who are consulting semioticians from around the world — with some of whom he has collaborated for 20+ years.


Peggy Nelson’s series CROSS-POST will continue to introduce HILOBROW readers to the output of some of her favorite bloggers.


The ANATOMY OF NORBITON series will continue to cross-post entries from Toby Ferris’s eponymous website, which muses on suburban life and universal failure as seen through the lens of the art of the Renaissance. (This series also brought to us by Peggy Nelson.)


In June, we’ll cross-post “Sincerity,” a short essay — about the 1999 redesign of the zine/journal Hermenaut — that HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn first published in the December 2020 issue of Post Road, a literary magazine published by the Department of English at Boston College.


On to 2Q2021…