December 8, 2022

Andrew J. Friedenthal

Andrew J. Friedenthal is writer, an editor, a cultural scholar and historian, based in Austin, Texas. His book "Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America" is published by Univ. of Mississippi Press. He is regular contributor to Time Out Austin and the Austin American-Statesman.

Memories like a Bomb, like a Bullet: Why the Nostalgia Industry Is Here to Stay

FLASH: It’s last month. I’m in Washington D.C. for work in a neighborhood that was one of my old stomping grounds when I lived here over a decade back....

‘Black Panther,’ white critic

I’m a human being with two eyes and a heart, which means that naturally I loved the movie “Black Panther.” However, like every single person who saw that film, I...

Bursting the bubble: Art and audience in the age of Trump

During the course of 2015 and 2016, I wrote my first book, Retcon Games: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America. That book, published in early 2017 by the...

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