Recently, someone suggested I take a look at Chris Claremont and Brent Eric Anderson’s X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1982). After reading, I came away noting the number of similarities between the 36 year old graphic novel and the present moment. In an interview on the 35th anniversary of its publication, Claremont and Anderson, along with interviewer Alex Abad-Santos, talk about the correlations between God Loves, Man Kills and the present moment. Today, I want to look at the book and pull out some specific scenes that, sadly, still feel very much relevant to our current cultural moment.
Last week, I went to Oslo to attend the Fulbright orientation. While there, I learned more about J. William Fulbright, the impetus for the program, and some of the pushback that he received. After hearing some of this information, I began to think about the importance of Fulbright’s vision during my time in Norway. At this juncture, I have been in Bergen for about four weeks, and my thoughts, frequently, keep going back to the goals of the Fulbright Program, goals that seek to foster cultural exchange.
Somehow, I failed to recognise that last Thursday’s post on David F. Walker’s Luke Cage was my 300th post on Interminable Rambling. That means that this site has been live, in one form or another, for three years. A lot has happened in those three years, and I have written about a lot of subjects. Typically, I try to keep my posts around 1,000 words, give or take. That means that I have written over 300K words on this site alone since August 2015. That, to me, is hard for me to even fathom. Today, I want to take the time to briefly share with you some of my favorite posts and some of the posts that have gotten the most views since I started this site.