HILOBROW 2Q2021

By: HILOBROW
June 30, 2021

Here’s a look back at what HILOBROW published in April, May, and June 2021. I’m very grateful to our talented, generous contributors. — JOSH

BEST OF HILOBROW: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 1Q2021 | 2Q2021 | 3Q2021 | 4Q2021 SNEAK PEEK.

Also see: HYPOCRITE IDLER 2Q2021.


ONE-OFF SERIES


During 2Q2021, we published a 25-part series — titled FIVE-O YOUR ENTHUSIASM — that was dedicated to some our favorite TV shows from the Sixties (1964–1973). 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 donated their honoraria to the ACLU.

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During 2Q2021, we were delighted to present CONSTANT CLOSET, a series in which HILOBROW friend Lynn Peril shared vintage items of clothing that she’s continued to wear for decades. Here’s the lineup:

PENDLETON JACKET | ZEBRA SWEATER | ALL IMPORT AUTO DISMEMBERERS TEESHIRT | TURQUOISE SHIRT | SAK’S LAMÉ JACKET | BLACK AND WHITE LINEN COAT | LEOPARD JACKET | PINK BONNIE CASHIN | AQUA LINEN JACKET | UNDERNEATH IT ALL


ONGOING SERIES



Adam McGovern delivered over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship via his monthly-ish series OFF-TOPIC. Here’s the 1Q2021 lineup:

WHAT WE GAINED IN THE FIRE: Grieving and gratitude at Greenwood’s 100th rebirth-day, as ACROSS THE TRACKS’ creators talk back | FLESHTOMES: The depths of skin in JOAN SEMMEL’s newest paintings.

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A Toast to Burning Desires: Summer Treats

Peggy Nelson investigated art and the virtual life through her two irregular series EYE CANDY and SIMULACRA. Here’s the 1Q2021 lineup:

JELLO AND AI: Janelle Shane trains a neural net on recipes | SHALENE VALENZUELA: Ceramics as an agent of critical inquiry | WAX AUDIO: Mashup master Tom Compagnoni’s music videos.

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Matthew Battles continued to edit the series BESTIARY, which explores how animals show up in human culture “as messages and promises.” Here’s the 2Q2021 BESTIARY lineup:

Matthew Battles on PENGUIN: They come from over the horizon. | Mandy Keifetz on FLEA: Nobler than highest of angels. | Adrienne Crew on GOAT: Is it any wonder that they’re G.O.A.T. ? | Luc Sante on CAPYBARA: Let us gather under their banner | Annie Nocenti on CROW.


CURATED SERIES


During 2Q2021, PROJECT:OBJECT presented SEMIO OBJECTS, a series of object-oriented nonfiction narratives contributed by commercial semioticians from around the world. It was cross-posted from HILOBROW’s sister site, SEMIOVOX. Here’s the 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 editors of PROJECT:OBJECT; Josh edited this particular series. He is grateful to the series contributors, with some of whom he has collaborated on semiotic studies during the past 20+ years.

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

For example: Blanca Rego highlights WOMEN IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA (parts 1 – 2 – 3) | Ethan Marcotte on the BASECAMP STORY.

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Peggy Nelson continued to curate ANATOMY OF NORBITON, a series cross-posted from Toby Ferris’s eponymous website.

In June, we cross-posted “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 the literary journal Post Road.


SERIALIZED FICTION


After taking some time off from this particular project, we have again begun serializing stories from the era of (proto-)science fiction that Josh Glenn has named its Radium Age, c. 1900–1935. During 2Q2021, HILOBROW serialized:

PS: Josh is editor of MIT Press’s forthcoming RADIUM AGE series of reissued proto-sf novels and stories. MORE INFO HERE.

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On to 3Q2021…

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