Here's a gloriously strange and brilliant writer/graphic artist. A brief discussion of his writing follows, but you should really experience him for yourself, by click on the link at the end of the post. Reading Polish writer Bruno Schulz, we think immediately of Freud. The Father of Psychoanalysis’ notions are clearly represented in the short … Continue reading Bruno Schulz and the Queer Visitation
What better way to end 2011 than with a set of recommendations from a fictional person? Heteronym Mitzi Notnagel makes her suggestions for a culturally, politically, and gastronomically active 2012. Enjoy. And Happy Sylvester! Liebe Fans of Zauberei, Irrealitaet, and so forth and so on --here is a little LISTE for was to do in … Continue reading A to-do list for 2012 from guest blogger Mitzi Notnagel
Dear friends – Greetings! We’ve been on hiatus over at Magically Real HQ, because we have to work for a living and that work has gotten a bit overwhelming of late. But we don’t want the holiday season to go out without a little postmodern cheer brought to you by film director Marilyn Agrelo. The … Continue reading Of daughters, dads, and axes: An Invisible Sign, Dir. Marilyn Agrelo
Pressed for time? Sick of Thor, and yes, even Harry Potter? Had enough of the usual slick boy vampires? Take 2 episodes of Adventure Time and call us in the morning. We aren’t kidding. We over at Magically Real HQ have just been made aware of Cartoon Network’s resplendent, slightly pomo, a tiny bit queer, … Continue reading Need a quick Magically Real Fix? Never Fear! The miniature postmodern chivalric romance is here! For Kids! With Princesses!
His Chinese name is Sun Wukong. He’s linked with the Hindu god, Hanuman, and he's a video-game character with games on just about every console, a longtime manga hero (the Yanks at Marvel just snapped him up as of 09/11), a rock band, and he’s played by Jet Li, opera singers, and ballet dancers in … Continue reading Long Live his (simian) Majesty: A brief fun-down of the Monkey King’s hall of fame
What is more glorious than television? video-games? The internet? movies? Real bodies in a really small theater crying real tears. Looking you in the eye when they do it. All the while pretending to be people they are not. The theater is perhaps the most embodied example of the magically real, where you go to … Continue reading Magic that Remembers: Son Of Semele premieres What the Moon Saw or I only appear to be dead
Most of us talk about longevity, but few of us dare to imagine ourselves as REALLY old. AND fabulous. Living, not in a hospital, but in a hotel. Wearing a thick diamond clasp on one ear as we place our deeply wrinkled countenances in a suggestive side by side with a smooth skinned young man, … Continue reading Voguing the (im)possible: Beauty, sex, and fashion at 80, 90, and 120 in Vogue Magazine’s September 2011 Issue