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December 1st, 2017

Open Letters presents the first of many installments of Adam Golaski’s innovative new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a serialization.

Title Menu: 10 Minutes from Prometheus

September 1st, 2014
Title Menu: 10 Minutes from <em>Prometheus</em>

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, ill-served by critics when it appeared last year, is the finest sequel to the Alien movies yet made. Our contributing editor chooses ten exemplary minutes to make his case.

A Picture Book

August 1st, 2014
A Picture Book

Cover art from Omni, the new-age science mag of yore, is now a coffee table book: Giger, Frazetta, and Grant Wood are all here, but something crucial has been left out.

Fate’s Engine

December 1st, 2012
Fate’s Engine

Commissioned to translate Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, Anthony Burgess decided on a few changes to the text. What were they, and what do they teach us about fate?

As Dark Locks In: Nightfall

October 1st, 2012
As Dark Locks In: <em>Nightfall</em>

CBC’s landmark scare series is available online at last. Where did such a strange series come from and where has it been all this time?

Videos of Glory

September 1st, 2012

William Shakespeare meets Halo 2 in Colby Somerville’s new chapbook Death TV (1-6): the drone of bees in ancient glades and the drone of Lockheed Martin. What’s the poet onto?

Green : first fitt

August 1st, 2010
Gold Axe for Green

The entire first fitt from Adam Golaski’s groundbreaking new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Thoughts on the Shirley Jackson Award

December 12th, 2009

I cruise a constellation of blogs written by authors who primarily (even, exclusively) write horror, science fiction, and/or fantasy. While I justify this use of my time as a practical interest in “the industry,” my …

How Could You Stop Loving Me?

July 1st, 2009

Adam Golaski grew up reading Jay McInerney and wanting to walk in his shoes. In How It Ended, those soles are a little scuffed.

And a Tree

January 1st, 2009

John Taggart’s most recent book, There Are Birds, might net him a wider audience, thanks to a personal touch in those trademark cadences. Adam Golaski guides us into Taggart’s songlike sonorities.

Carnival of Light

December 3rd, 2008

Paul McCartney doesn’t need to worry about his legacy, but he is worried. Perhaps The Beatles Anthology (both book and three (double-disk) CD sets) was the first indication, but Wingspan, a Wings greatest hits compilation …

The Homeless Moon

September 12th, 2008

The Homeless Moon
by Andrews, Deluca, Hoffman, Howe, & Ridler
Creative Commons Chapbook, 2008
The Homeless Moon is a chapbook collection of five short stories, all of which could be called science fiction but might also be called …


September 1st, 2008

Swan Peak, by James Lee Burke

Green 1.5

September 1st, 2008
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Contributing Editor Adam Golaski gives us his most recent installment of his gorgeous and heart-racing translation of one of English’s oldest poems Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics

May 12th, 2008

The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics
ed. Peter Normanton
Running Press, $17.95
First, jealousy: oh to be the editor of such a tome, to be sent into whatever vaults (of horror) that contain the thousands of acid-eaten …


May 1st, 2008

Open Letters continues its serialization of Adam Golaski’s innovative translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with this, the fourth installment.


March 1st, 2008

Open Letters continues its serialization of Adam Golaski’s innovative translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with this, the third installment.


January 1st, 2008
Nordlys over gårdsbruk Evenes Kommune

Open Letters continues its serialization of Adam Golaski’s innovative translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with this, the second installment.

Noises in the Dark

November 1st, 2007

Uncanny Bodies identifies an early affinity between talking pictures and the horror genre. Adam Golaski finds this chillingly true, but sees Robert Spadoni as the wrong man to explain it.

Second Glance: Do You Know Squarepusher?

September 1st, 2007

In this regular feature, Adam Golaski revisits Intelligent Dance (or “laptop”) Music, discovering unity and poise in a Squarepusher album which critics have short-sightedly misfiled.

Who Are the Smashing Pumpkins?

August 1st, 2007

Adam Golaski reviews Zeitgeist, the newest from the iconic band whose members are always changing and whose bickering and misery is our gain.

Three From Coach House Books

June 1st, 2007

Adam Golaski champions the “difficult read” in his review of the poetry of a. rawlings, Christian Bök, and Nathalie Stephens.

Absent Friends: That is Not Sad; This is Not Funny

May 1st, 2007

In this monthly feature, Adam Golaski resurrects the poetry of Paul Hannigan in all its acerbic and ominous brilliance