March 28, 2022

Here’s what HILOBROW published during January, February, and March 2022.

BEST OF HILOBROW: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023 | 1Q2024 | 2Q2024 SNEAK PEEK | 2Q2024.

Also see: HYPOCRITE IDLER 1Q2022.


During 1Q2022, we published the series KICK YOUR ENTHUSIASM, with installments contributed by 25 HILOBROW friends and regulars, on the topic of a favorite sidekick — whether real-life or fictional. Here’s the lineup:

INTRODUCTION by Josh Glenn | Annie Nocenti on RATSO | Barbara Bogaev on TRIXIE | Sara Ryan on SWIFT WIND | Carlo Rotella on BELT BEARERS | Adam McGovern on JACKIE McGEE | Josh Glenn on RAWHIDE | Gabriela Pedranti on KUILL | Douglas Wolk on VOLSTAGG | Serdar Paktin on CATO | Deirdre Day on TRAMPAS | Dean Haspiel on TIN MAN | Flourish Klink on THE APOSTLE PETER | Miranda Mellis on FAMILIAR | Peggy Nelson on COSMO | Beth Lisick on MARTHA BROOKS | Bishakh Som on CAPTAIN HADDOCK | Stephanie Burt on SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE | Greg Rowland on SPOCK | Adam Netburn on SENKETSU | Mimi Lipson on ROBIN QUIVERS | Jonathan Pinchera on GUTS | Tom Nealon on TWIKI | Mandy Keifetz on DR. EINSTEIN | Judith Zissman on IGNATZ MOUSE | Anthony Miller on DOCTOR GONZO.

Josh Glenn is the KICK YOUR ENTHUSIASM editor. He is grateful to the series’ contributors, many of whom donated their honoraria to the ACLU.


RAIN ARCHIVE is a series of 10 posts, contributed by HILOBROW friend _blank (Blanca Rego), featuring excerpts from her archive of cinematic rain moments.


Also during 1Q2022, we were delighted to present LINOCUT 2021, a series of prints created over the course of 2021 by HILOBROW friend Lawry Hutcheson.


Adam McGovern continued to deliver over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship via his monthly-ish series OFF-TOPIC. Here’s the 1Q2022 lineup:

DOING JUSTICE: Blerd up with JOHN JENNINGS’ days of Afrofuture past! | THE IMPERFECT BEAST: Talking pet projects and creature discomfort with ANIMAL STORIES’ Peter & Maria Hoey


Matthew Battles, who started a new job in 2022, is taking a break from the series BESTIARY, which he introduced to HILOBROW last year. There was one (four-part) installment during 1Q2022:

Josh Glenn on FROG: Bumptious ~ Rapscallion ~ Free spirit ~ Palimpsest.


Wayne Chambliss, likewise, added just one installment to NAPLES, an irregular series about that city:

ARE YOU A CHICKEN?: A deep dive into Lago Lucrino.


During 1Q2022, we kicked off HADRON AGE SF — a new weekly series via which Josh Glenn will eventually identify his favorite 75 sf adventures (novels, comics, YA novels) published between 2004 and 2023. Here’s the 1Q2022 lineup:

Iain M. Banks’ THE ALGEBRAIST | Matthew Sharpe’s JAMESTOWN | Becky Chambers’ THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET | Nnedi Okorafor’s LAGOON | Matthew De Abaitua’s THE RED MEN | Ann Leckie’s ANCILLARY JUSTICE | Annie Nocenti’s THE SEEDS | Charles Stross’ GLASSHOUSE | Michel Fiffe’s COPRA | Charlie Jane Anders’ ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY | China Miéville’s EMBASSYTOWN | Annalee Newitz’s AUTONOMOUS | Iain M. Banks’ SURFACE DETAIL.

The complete HADRON AGE 75 list in progress is here.


1904 illustration of “The Land Ironclads.”

In March MIT Press’s RADIUM AGE series (edited by HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn) published Voices from the Radium Age, a collection of proto-sf stories from c. 1900–1935; and reissued J.D. Beresford’s 1913 proto-sf novel A World of Women. Here at HILOBROW, meanwhile, as we have been doing for over ten years, during 1Q2022 we serialized Radium Age novels and stories. Here’s the lineup:

More info on Josh Glenn’s RADIUM AGE project here.


Earlier this month, we kicked off a series by HILOBROW friend Mark Ramos Nishita, aka Money Mark. ISOLATION JAMS features a curated selection of “little vignettes of potent sound, sound poems, noise or melody” that Mark posted to Instagram in 2020 — to help us through the first COVID lockdown. The series will continue into 2Q2022.


During 1Q2022, we published a second series of 10 decontextualized comic-book panels, curated from Pinterest boards by HILOBROW friend Zack Smith. We encourage you to subscribe to ZACK’S NEWSLETTER.


We wrapped up the seventh 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE series — featuring installments from Josh Glenn and Rob Walker’s 2009–2010 anthropological-literary experiment SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS. Here’s the 1Q2022 lineup:

Maud Newton on CRACKER BARREL ORNAMENT | Stewart O’Nan on DUCK TRAY | Meghan O’Rourke on FELT MOUSE | Lauren Mechling on BLUE VASE | Mark Sarvas on AMACO YOYO



On to 2Q2022…