The Fabulist Reviews

Reviews, essays, interviews, and other nonfiction “related works.”

‘Scorched Earth’: Fighting Fire with Fire (Review)

Scorched Earth: Beyond the Digital Age to a Post-Capitalist World, by Jonathan Crary, has a multiple-entendre title — he’s describing ...

Mona Caron: Getting Lost in the Weeds

Mona Caron's epic murals are full of pageantry, wonderment and amazing detail, and have been a transformative presence in San ...

Loren Rhoads: A Personal Relationship with Cemeteries

Death’s Garden Revisited, a new anthology edited by Morbid Curiosity's Loren Rhoads, collects cemetery essays from genealogists and geocachers, tour ...

‘Half-Earth Socialism’: Half-Baked or Half a Chance?

"Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change, and Pandemics"by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass, Verso ...

The Power, The Glory, The Marketing: Why Marvel Studios Rules the Big Screen

Yet another cinematic auteur — Francis Ford Coppola — has inveighed against Marvel Studios for using a "single prototype" to ...

‘The Book of Boba Fett’: Relax, Kid, It’s Just A TV Show

The spectacle of reasonably well-compensated TV critics struggling to make themselves relevant with their trenchant, telling, sharply observed takedowns of ...