I’m pleased to announce that our webzine is now further expanding its coverage by adding an Arts & Culture selection, initially focused on film reviews. Towards this goal, we’ve now taken on Trevor Lynch who has long covered that area for Counter Currents as a regular columnist and have also incorporated more than one hundred of his past reviews, totaling almost 200,000 words. Here’s his Archive link:
Unsurprisingly, roughly half of those reviewed films fall into the Science Fiction/Fantasy category, which for much of history has been on the cutting-edge of exploring controversial themes, often in a highly metaphorical manner.
At present, this collection of film reviews constitutes a large fraction of our Arts & Culture archives, but we hope to gradually extend it in other directions as well, and eventually have it become a category equal with our previous ones.
Also, Gilad Atzmon, the noted critic of Israeli foreign policy and Israel Lobby activism, has now also been provided a regular columnist-slot on our Home page and Sidebar:
On the technical side, we have recently made a small modification to our commenting system, automatically saving the Commenter Handle and Email by default, thereby making it easier for commenters to maintain their existing identities and also allowing them to more readily use the Agree/Disagree/LOL/Troll response-options.
I’ve also now added quite a number of additional websites, both alternative and more mainstream, to the comparison list provided to evaluate the relative progress of our own webzine over the last couple of years according to the Alexa.com traffic-rankings, and these provide further evidence of our considerable success:
For example, at the beginning of 2016, we had little more than one-sixth of the readership of Foreign Policy, for over half a century a prestigious mainstay of the foreign affairs community, but since then our relative ranking has improved by over 200%, now placing us at well over half its readership.
Even more remarkable has been our growth against the website of Commentary, the long-time flagship organ of the powerful Neoconservative movement. At the beginning of 2016, it was well ahead, but now we are getting four times the traffic, representing a relative improvement of well over 300%.
Finally, for those interested in supporting our small webzine and assisting its expansion, you can easily set up a modest recurring donation via Patreon. We’ll also soon be adding a direct one-time donation option: