Mark Dery is a cultural critic. He coined the term 'Afrofuturism,' popularized the concept of 'culture jamming,' taught at Yale and NYU, and has published widely on pop culture, the media, and on the mythologies (and pathologies) of American life.
His books include Flame Wars, a seminal anthology of writings on digital culture; Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the end of the century, The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink, and the essay collection, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams. Like Gorey, his mission in life 'is to make everybody as uneasy as possible.'
The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.
From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways,...[SEE MORE]