Weekend Reading: America’s Ghost Wanted

While we at Kill Screen love to bring you our own crop of game critique and perspective, there are many articles on games, technology, and art around the web that are worth reading and sharing. So that is why this weekly reading list exists, bringing light to some of the articles that have captured our attention, and should also capture yours.


The Family That Would Not Live, Colin Dickey, Longreads

Sometimes it’s a trick of the light, but who knows when you’re sleeping in the most haunted house in America. In an excerpt from Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, writer Colin Dickey writes about a night in St. Louis’s Lemp Mansion, whose beer baron namesake family suffered an uncanny tragic legacy.

Self-Made Supermodels, Leah Schrager, Rhizome

Every social media platform has their star performers, but there’s no question who rules Instagram. Leah Schrager deconstructs the world of Instagram’s DIY supermodels, speaking from experience having become one for an academic project.

Alex Dodge, Semiogenetic, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY.

Every Body Goes Haywire, Anna Altman, n+1

The chronic pain that Anna Altman watched in her mother are echoing in her own. Living in the centre of a world of migraines, Altman explores one of the most common ailments experienced in the world, and how little is known about it.

Making Latino Life Visible, John Leguizamo, The New York Times

According to John Leguizamo, actor and one-time Mario Brother, if there’s one silver lining to the Trump candidacy, it is the galvanizing of America’s Latino population out of historical erasure. And a secondary silver lining to that is an excellent essay on the subject from Leguizamo.