In New Jersey, this week, it has been open windows, crocuses and short sleeves. The day after this comes out, we’ll probably have a blizzard, but right now it seems like spring is imminent and that feels all right.
Our cover features this month, by Noah Berlatsky, takes a look at the cosmic and the racist in the works of H.P. Lovecraft and H.G. Wells. It’s a thinker for sure. Andrew Kiya follows with a look at the videogame Going Under and its message of worker solidarity. Christine M. Estel rounds out our regular features with a keen story about music and intergenerational connection. For our sponsored feature, Ben Sailer looks at the intriguing car-building game Automation.
In the columns, Noah Springer checks out some albums you can’t find on the mainstream streaming services because of reasons. Oluwatayo Adewole’s world tour continues with Spain and Pedro Almodóvar’s Law of Desire. Amanda Hudgins insists Sheriff Stilinski’s name is John. Diego Nicolás Argüello’s epic three-parter about the Into The Spine Discord server wraps up. Melissa King salutes Lady Maria (sort of). Ben Sailer hits a homerun with the new Bases Loaded Pocket Player. Matt Marrone’s kids have discovered the Star Wars universe. Autumn Wright is getting ready for the post-post-apocalypse (part one of two!). Justin Reeve examines the infestation of parasites in Dishonored 2. Rob Rich wraps it all up with a look at his gunpla collection.
And that’s that! We’ll see you on April Fool’s Day for a deadly serious issue of Exploits.
Kearny, New Jersey
March 12, 2021