The Hotlist: April 2013
A Guide to the Web’s Most Cutting Edge New Media Content

Compiled by Elliot Feldman 

If you’d like your site to be featured on the Hotlist, send an e-mail to elliotfeldman@yahoo.com.

The Hotspot 
The Hotspot highlights Web content created by writers working under a WGA contract. 


10,000 Days

Exec produced by Eric Small, 10,000 Days is a Web science-fiction series from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. It's a post-apocalyptic family survival tale starring John Schneider of Dukes of Hazzard fame. Their plot teaser is as follows: "Comet 23 knocked the earth out of its orbit and away from the sun. Then the freezing began. … That was 10,000 days ago..."
ONLINE COMICS

The Forsley Brothers
The works of writer Christopher and comic artist Cameron Forsley have appeared in high profile cutting-edge publications such as VICE and PANK. Their Web site, The Forsley Brothers showcases the brothers' beautiful and imaginative comics and companion essays.


WEBSITES ABOUT BOOKS

Out of the Gutter Online
Out of the Gutter began in the ‘90s as a punk-style arts and culture zine. It's now an online entity focusing on hardboiled pulp fiction including original short stories and flash fiction, as well as reviews of films and books within the genre. Out of the Gutter is also a small crime fiction press.

solobeatles
solobeatles is a compelling and effective example of a companion Web site for the book Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of the Beatles' Solo Careers by Andrew Grant Jackson.


DIGITAL NOVELS

Inanimate Alice
Inanimate Alice describes itself as a digital novel using "text, images, sound effects, puzzles, and games to illustrate and enhance the narrative." It's collaboration between novelist Kate Pullinger and digital artist Chris Joseph. This work is aimed at new media enthusiasts, as well as education professionals as an example of new uses for storytelling skills.


OTHER ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS

VIEWSOURCE
"Viewsource" is internet content maven Rex Sorgatz's daily email newsletter. Always entertaining, Viewsource consists of one cutting-edge video clip selected by Sorgatz accompanied by one short essay written by him.

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
WTF is standup comic Marc Maron's hilarious twice a week podcast. His guests have included Sarah Silverman, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Louis CK.


POLITICAL BLOGS

The Fiscal Times
The Fiscal Times is a respected news blog that was launched to address issues related to deficit reduction. Its focus then expanded to political, business, economic, and consumer issues. It was started by veteran journalists from the likes of The Washington Post, Business Week, The Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

archinect
Created by designer Paul Petrunia in 1997, archinect is an online resource connecting architects and designers, students, educators and enthusiasts from around the world.

e-flux
Established online in 1999 Anton Vidokle, e-flux describes itself as an "international network which reaches more than 90,000 visual art professionals, important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia." A subscription-based service, e-flux offers art world news and press releases, as well as exhibition announcements and invitations.

The WGAW encourages New Media projects to respect content creators through Guild contracts. If you’re working in New Media and would like information on getting your project covered, contact Tamara Krinsky or call (323) 782-4511.

Elliot Feldman's novel, Sitting Shiva, was published in 2003 -- ISBN: 0964374064. And check out his comics at Scene4 Magazine - WARNING: Not for the easily offended.