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The Sins of Hollywood

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Ed Roberts

Exacerbated by several high-profile Hollywood scandals, a wave of anti-Hollywood rhetoric tried to paint the movie capital as a veritable ho…

Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners

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Theodore Dreiser

Serialized in Shadowland from November 1921 to February 1922, Hollywood: Its Morals and Manners is Theodore Dreiser's shocking four part exp…

My Trip Abroad

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Charlie Chaplin

"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing."So begin…

The Eyes of the Movie

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Harry Alan Potamkin

"The movie was born in the laboratory and reared in the counting-house. It is a benevolent monster of four I's: Inventor, Investor, Imp…

The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America

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D. W. Griffith

The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America was D.W. Griffith's first response to the attacks made on The Birth of a Nation. In it he played…

The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier

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Walt Whitman

Published anonymously in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (with an earlier draft also appearing as “Arrow-Tip” in The Aristidean), The Half-Breed: A…

Told Under a White Oak Tree

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William S. Hart

An inside look into the wild world of silent movie cowboy William S. Hart... as narrated by his horse! This is a fascinating (if fictionaliz…

Ornaments in Jade

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Arthur Machen

Ornaments in Jade is a collection of short narrative experiments from Arthur Machen, with ten dreamlike tales that are equal parts enigmatic…

Arqtiq: A Study of the Marvels at the North Pole

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Anna Adolph

Described by author Liza Daly as a "strange masterpiece of outsider art," Arqtiq is a bizarre, borderline hallucinatory work of fe…

Rondah, or Thirty-Three Years in a Star

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Florence Carpenter Dieudonné

A bizarre and exuberant work of pure imagination, Rondah, or, Thirty-Three Years in a Star tells the story of a ragtag group of space explor…

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

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Edward Carpenter

Written in 1908 by socialist critic and gay rights activist Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex is a thoughtful, humanizing, and frequent…

The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys

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Forrest Reid

The Garden God: A Tale of Two Boys is Forrest Reid’s tender, bracingly tragic reflection on adolescence, pantheism, Platonism, and homoeroti…

The Golden Book of Springfield

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Vachel Lindsay

The Golden Book of Springfield is American poet Vachel Lindsay's strange and mystical odyssey through the Springfield, Illinois of 2018, whe…

An Anglo-American Alliance: A Serio-Comic Romance and Forecast of the Future

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Gregory Casparian

Described by io9 as “the first lesbian science fiction novel,” An Anglo-American Alliance is a quasi-farcical tale of love, transformation, …

The Black Riders and Other Lines (Version 2)

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Stephen Crane

Written in a purgative frenzy of pure imagination (“They came, and I wrote them, that’s all”), Stephen Crane’s The Black Riders and Other Li…

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In Born Again

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Alfred Lawson

"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long indigestible rants against the e…