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The Twelve Best Films of 2012

The Twelve Best Films of 2012

Hydra Magazine's Twelve Best Films of 2012, featuring films from the Philippines, UK, USA, France, South Korea, Iran, Portugal, Norway, and Romania.

| January 5, 2013 | No Comments »

Poetry’s Fork: A Review of Two Anthologies of Conceptual Writing

Poetry’s Fork: A Review of Two Anthologies of Conceptual Writing

Edgar Garcia surveys contemporary American experimental poetry, including Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith / Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place

| June 22, 2012 | No Comments »

Hydra, Blacked Out

Hydra, Blacked Out

What SOPA and PIPA mean for the future of independent art and online criticism.

| January 19, 2012 | No Comments »

The Soft Moon Falls into Total Decay

The Soft Moon Falls into Total Decay

The Soft Moon returns with the Total Decay EP. Michael Krimper examines Luis Vasquez's fear of closure and what happens "when it's over."

| November 9, 2011 | No Comments »

Hydra’s Occupy Wall Street Reading List

Hydra’s Occupy Wall Street Reading List

Some reading suggestions that might elucidate, antagonize, support, or deepen your ideas about the current nationwide OWS Movement.

| October 25, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Book Review: Robert Duncan’s “The H.D. Book” / Richard Sieburth’s “Ezra Pound: New Selected Poems and Translations”

Book Review: Robert Duncan’s “The H.D. Book” / Richard Sieburth’s “Ezra Pound: New Selected Poems and Translations”

Robert Duncan's critical appreciation of H.D. reveals a series of poetic heresies he would share with his great predecessor, Ezra Pound.

| September 22, 2011 | No Comments »

The Ten Best Films of 2010

The Ten Best Films of 2010

Hydra Magazine's Ten Best Films of 2010, featuring films from Thailand, China, Mexico, France, Turkey, South Korea, and Estonia.

| December 20, 2010 | No Comments »

Battle of the 2010 World Cup Commercials

Battle of the 2010 World Cup Commercials

The FIFA World Cup is without a doubt the biggest sports event in the world. But it's also the stimulus for some of the most expensive television commercials in the media universe (move over, Super Bowl).

| June 10, 2010 | No Comments »

Beauty and the Narca: Mexican Drug Cartels and their Supermodels

Beauty and the Narca: Mexican Drug Cartels and their Supermodels

Another Hydra that we all know is the menacing blood-soaked drug war being fought by the feral heads of Mexico's drug cartels. Over decades of vicious warfare and splintering corruption, other heads have sprouted within the monstrous writhing of the drug industry: queenpins, smuggling fashion models, and the so-called "narca".  

| February 28, 2010 | 2 Comments »