SEEN, READ 2020

I really liked this idea by Steven Soderbergh, so I’ll be updating this post all year. I used to use GoodReads and NetFlix to keep track, but that’s not complete, and it can disappear at corporate whim. This can too, but less likely.

All caps, bold: MOVIE
bold: concert, show, other event
All caps: TV SERIES
Italics: Book or Comic Book
Quotation marks: “Play” / “Broadway Show” LOL what are those?
Italics, quotation marks: “Short Story” or “Poem”(all this shit stole from Steven Soderbergh)

1/1
SCHITT’S CREEK (S3 1-6)
Mr. Know-it-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, by John Waters.
1/2
Criminal #11
1/3
FAT GIRL
1/5
HUSTLERS
1/6
“Ride-Along”, Ron Riekki (Akashic: Mondays are Murder).
1/7
DARE ME 2
1/8
“Playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain”, Jamil Jan Kochai (The New Yorker).
1/9
“The Porcupine Method”, J. Danielle Dorn (Tough Crime).
THE MANDALORIAN (6 7 8)
1/10
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
1/12
READY OR NOT
1/13
DARE ME 3.
THE IN-LAWS (1979)
1/15
Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward.
1/16
“Found Wanting,” Douglas Stuart (The New Yorker)
“I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter,” Isabel Fall (Clarkesworld)
SEIS MANOS S1 1-2
1/18
THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR (1975)
SCHITT’S CREEK S3 6-13, S4 1-2.
1/20
SCHITT’S CREEK S4 2-7.
1/21
“Visitor,” by Bryan Washington (The New Yorker)
TWIN PEAKS S1 PILOT.
1/22
“God,” by Ben Loory (BOMB Magazine)
TWIN PEAKS S1 2-3
1/23
“A Girlfriend’s Guide to Gods,” by Maria Dahvana Headley (TOR)
NO BLADE OF GRASS
1/26
SEIS MANOS (S1 3-8)
1/27
The Writing Life, by Annie Dillard.
1/28
LITTLE WOMEN (2019)
1/29
GEORGE CARLIN: IT’S BAD FOR YA
1/30
“Sussex, Essex, Wessex, Northumbria,” by Brandon Taylor (Oprah Magazine)
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
2/1
FORD V FERRARI. DARE ME 4.
2/2
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)
1917
Criminal #12
2/3
The Way We Die Now, by Charles Willeford
2/4
“King of the Blue Rose,” by William R. Soldan (Tough Crime)
“Killer Roll,” by Naomi Hirahara (Discover Nikkei)
Goliath, by Tom Gauld
JOKER
2/5
“Things We Worried About When I Was Ten,” by David Rabe (New Yorker)
Islands Linked by Ocean, by Lisa Linn Kanae
SCHITT’S CREEK S4 3-10
2/6
THE JUNIPER TREE
I WALK ALONE (1947)
2/7
“Turistas,” by Hector Acosta (¡Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas!)
“The Bones of Rio Rico,” by David Bowles (¡Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas!)
2/8
Goliath, by Tom Gauld
2/9
HAIR LOVE
HARRIET
2/10
“Deportees,” by James Lee Burke (The Strand)
“Carnival,” by Laura Benedict (The Strand)
2/11
SCHITT’S CREEK S4 11-13, S5 1-2
2/12
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
DARE ME 6
2/13
“The Lost Performance of the High Priestess of the Temple of Horror,” by Carmen Maria Machado (Granta)
2/14
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
2/15
“Girls Without Their Faces On,” by Laird Barron
“Thin Cold Hands,” by Gemma Files
“Shit Happens,” by Michael Marshall Smith (The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eleven)
2/16
City of Margins, by William Boyle
I Kind of forgot for a few weeks so here’s a summation…
2/20
BAXTER
2/21
MEL BROOKS: UNWRAPPED
DARE ME 7
TWIN PEAKS S1 4 5
2/24
Briarpatch, by Ross Thomas
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 1 2
BRIARPATCH 1 2
THE NIGHTINGALE (did not finish)
DEATH OF A SALESMAN (did not finish)
“Sand People,” by Maria Lioutaia (One Story)
“Lethe,” by Leanna James Blackwell (True Story)
2/29
YELLA
3/2
CABARET (1972)
3/3
Agency, by William Gibson
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 3
DARE ME 8
BETTER THINGS S4 1 2 3
3/4
“With the Beatles,” by Haruki Murakami. (The New Yorker
3/6
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
And I Do Not Forgive You, by Amber Sparks
3/7
THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE
3/8
The Lost Bayou Ramblers and Poguetry at Rough Trade NYC
3/9
“Allocthon,” by Livia Llewellyn (The Best of the Best of the Horror of the Year, ed. Ellen Datlow)
DARE ME 9 10
3/10
“Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu (Gizmodo/Magazine of Fantasy & SF)
3/12
Jack Waters, by Scott Adlerberg
3/13
You Will Not Be Forgotten,” by Mary South (The New Yorker)
JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM
3/14
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 E4
BETTER THINGS S4 4
3/15
SCHITT’S CREEK S5 8-12
Dreyer’s English, by Benjamin Dreyer.
3/16
SCHITT’S CREEK S6 1-4
3/17
VIDEODROME
SCHITT’S CREEK S6 5-7
3/18
IN A LONELY PLACE
3/19
TWIN PEAKS S1 6-7
3/20
“The Promised Hostel,” by Mary South (The Baffler)
TWIN PEAKS S1 8 (finale) S2 1
3/21
Fleishman is in Trouble, by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
THE ANDERSON TAPES
3/22
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
3/23
Broken, by Don Winslow
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 5
BETTER THINGS S4 5
3/24
VAGABOND
SCHITT’S CREEK S6 8-11
3/25
Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man, by Lawrence Block
3/26
HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART I
3/27
STUBER
3/28
THE TIGER KING 1
MANDY
3/29
THE RUNNING MAN
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 6
BETTER THINGS S4 6
THE TIGER KING 2 3
3/30
L’ATALANTE
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 7
THE TIGER KING 4 5 6
3/31
EATING RAOUL
THE TIGER KING 7
SCHITT’S CREEK S6 12
4/1
TWIN PEAKS S2 2 3
4/2
TWIN PEAKS S2 4
4/3
THE DECAMERON
PATHER PANCHALI
4/4
“Love Letter,” by George Saunders (The New Yorker)
“Bullet in the Brain,” by Tobias Wolff
BETTER THINGS S4 7
4/5
Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates
LOCAL HERO
4/6
GAS, FOOD, LODGING
4/7
THE LONG DAY CLOSES
QUEEN & SLIM
“The Everest Society,” by Shannon Sanders (OneStory)
4/8
SOLARIS (1972)
4/9
TEX AVERY’S SCREWBALL CLASSICS VOL.1
SCHITT’S CREEK S6 13-14
You Will Never Be Forgotten, by Mary South
4/10
The Burglar in Short Order, by Lawrence Block
Things from the Flood, by Simon Stålenhag
The Recently Deflowered Girl: The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion, by Edward Gorey
4/11
UNCUT GEMS
Prisoner 489, by Joe R. Lansdale
4/12
THE LITTLE PRINCE (2015)
The Banks, by Roxane Gay, Ming Doyle.
4/13
TEKKONKINKREET
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 8
BETTER THINGS S4 8
4/15
TOM & JERRY SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION VOL.3
THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER
“Snakes in the Lobby,” by Amie Barrodale (Ploughshares)
4/16
FROM HELL IT CAME
NIGHTFALL
4/17
“I Happy Am,” by Jamel Brinkley (Ploughshares)
4/18
“How to Make a Monster,” by Nyssa Chow (Ploughshares)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW
4/19
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
CATS
4/20
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 9
BETTER THINGS S4 9
4/21
The Grand Dark, by Richard Kadrey
BETTER CALL SAUL S5 10
4/23
PALE FLOWER
Patience, by Daniel Clowes
BETTER THINGS S4 10
4/24
“The Smart House of Mrs. O,” by Lincoln Michel (Granta)
HARVEY
4/26
9 TO 5
SALESMAN
4/28
MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN
4/29
RAISING ARIZONA
4/30
HAROLD AND MAUDE
PARKS AND RECREATION QUARANTINE SPECIAL
5/1
BETTER THINGS S4 11
FLESH GORDON
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
5/2
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
5/3
Shuggie Bain, by Douglas Stuart
PHASE IV
5/4
MY LIFE AS A DOG
5/8
THE MUPPET MOVIE
The Darkling Halls of Ivy, edited by Lawrence Block
5/10
PASSION FISH
5/12
Dead Girl Blues, by Lawrence Block
BLOOD QUANTUM
5/13
THE STATION AGENT
5/15
LITTLE FUGITIVE
5/16
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
5/17
RUBBER
5/18
The Giant’s House, by Elizabeth McCracken
5/22
DOWN IN THE DELTA
5/23
HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT
THE LOVEBIRDS
5/25
French Exit, by Patrick Dewitt
5/27
DOWN BY LAW
5/28
A HIDDEN LIFE
FLEABAG S1 1-6
5/29
FLEABAG S2 1-6
5/30
Blacktop Wasteland, by S.A. Cosby
6/1
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
6/4
Worse Angels, by Laird Barron
6/5
WISE BLOOD
6/12
POLICE STORY
POLICE STORY 2
6/13
SMILEY FACE
6/14
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS S1 1-4
6/16
City of Lost Fortunes, by Bryan Camp
“Of Mice and Manny,” by Todd Robinson (Beat to a Pulp)
6/18
“Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey,” by Haruki Murakami (New Yorker)
6/19
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS S1 5-10
“White Noise,” by Emma Cline (New Yorker)
6/23
SERIAL MOM (commentary with John Waters and Kathleen Turner)
6/26
THE NEW LOONEY TUNES S1-10
That Texas Blood #1, by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips
6/27
GO FOR SISTERS
6/30
American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson
7/2
Butcher’s Moon, by Richard Stark
ALL OF ME
7/3
HAMILTON: THE MUSICAL
7/4
XANADU
7/5
SUPERMAN: THE MOTION PICTURE
7/6
Weather, by Jenny Offill
7/8
TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID
7/9
The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul G. Tremblay
7/10
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS S2 1-8
7/11
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS S2 9-10
7/13
DIRTY DANCING
7/14
PLAYTIME
7/15
TIGERLAND
7/16
LOST HIGHWAY
7/17
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
7/18
M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY
MON ONCLE
EMPIRE RECORDS
7/19
Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat
7/20
TRESPASS AGAINST US
7/22
APOLLO 11
Gretchen, by Shannon Kirk
7/23
THE BLACK HOLE
7/25
Gun Street Girl, by Adrian McKinty
7/26
The Fuck-Up, by Arthur Nersesian
7/28
POLICE ACADEMY
7/30
ARTHUR (1981)
8/7
JUST MERCY
8/8
Bad Mother #1 by Christa Faust and Mike Deodato
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT
8/9
Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars, by Joyce Carol Oates
8/10
“Fate and Ruin,” by Mary Grimm. (One Story)
8/11
Pulp, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
8/16
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E1
“The Whores Go Down With the Stars,” by Sarah Jilek (Tough Crime)
8/17
“Pulling,” by R. D. Sullivan (Tough Crime)
8/18
Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff
8/22
DRESSED TO KILL
8/23
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E2
8/26
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kingston
8/28
BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
8/29
Little Fox, by Edward van de Vendel and Marije Tolman
BLACK PANTHER
8/30
The Code of the Woosters, by P. G. Wodehouse
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E3
9/1
Tricky, by Josh Stallings
9/2
JEEVES AND WOOSTER S1 1 2
9/3
“The Weddings,” by Alexander Chee (Kindle single)
9/4
BIRDS OF PREY
9/5
THUNDERPANTS
9/6
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E4
9/7
The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio
JEEVES AND WOOSTER S1 3 4 5
9/14
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E5
9/15
THE MULE (2014)
9/18
CLASS ACTION PARK
9/19
Bad Mother #2, by Christa Faust and Mike Deodato
THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME
9/20
The Unexpected Universe, by Loren Eiseley
Beowulf: A New Translation, by Maria Dahvana Headley
“Evidence,” by Kaitlin Greenidge (Georgia Review)
That Texas Blood #2 #3, by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips
9/22
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E6
9/24
Frog and Toad: A Little Book of Big Thoughts, by Arnold Lobel
FREE SOLO
9/25
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
9/27
The Country of Ice Cream Star, by Sandra Newman
“The Rest of Us,” by Jenzo DuQue (One Story)
Griffin & Sabine, by Nick Bantock
9/28
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E7
9/29
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019, edited by Sy Montgomery and Jaime Green
The Secret Lives of Color, by Kassia St. Clair
10/4
The Night Will Find Us, by Matthew Lyons
10/5
A Pocketful of Crows, by Joanne M. Harris
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E8
10/11
The Fisherman, by John Langan
10/12
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E9
10/13
Generally Speaking: All 33 columns, plus a few philatelic words from Keller, by Lawrence Block
WIN WIN
10/20
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY E10
10/21
Just Us: An American Conversation, by Claudia Rankine
10/22
“Bog Girl,” by Karen Russell (The New Yorker)
Luster, by Raven Leilani
10/24
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, by Anne Carson
Bad Mother #3 by Christa Faust and Mike Deodato
BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY
10/25
“The Bad Kind of Puppy,” by Rita Chang-Eppig (The Rumpus)
The Man of Steel vol. 1, by Brian Michael Bendis
10/26
The Hidden Life of the Fox, by Adele Brand
10/28
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, edited by Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr Katharine K. Wilkinson
10/29
ANIMALYMPICS
10/30
“A Scary Halloween Story,” by Howard Mittelmark (The Awl)
SLAYGROUND
BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
10/31
Wytches vol. 1, by Scott Snyder and Jock
11/2
Split Tooth, by Tanya Tagaq
11/3
LET THE SUNSHINE IN
BIG TIME
11/8
Meadowlands, by Louise Glück
That Left Turn at Albuquerque, by Scott Phillips
11/10
Becoming Duchess Goldblatt, by Anonymous
11/12
BABY IT’S YOU
11/14
TRAFIC
11/15
CYBORG
11/16
A Private Cathedral, by James Lee Burke
“Harbor Lights,” by James Lee Burke (included in Barnes & Noble edition of A Private Cathedral)
11/20
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
11/21
THE LADY EVE
11/22
“We All Know About Margo,” by Meg Pillow (SmokeLong Quarterly)
11/24
Bad Mother #4, by Christa Faust and Mike Deodato
That Texas Blood #5, by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips
A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself, by William Boyle

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