The Hotlist: February 2012
A Guide to the Web’s Most Cutting Edge New Media Content

Compiled by Elliot Feldman 

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ArtsJournal – arts, culture, ideas
ArtsJournal is a digest of arts and cultural journalism from over 200 English-language newspapers, magazines, and publications from around the world. This information resource also includes its own blogs and original articles from a dozen of its own cultural critics. is a digest of hand-picked non-English language articles translated for an English-speaking audience. Article topics offer cultural news and opinions from a primarily Euro-centric perspective.

Grantland is a zine that describes itself as "sports and pop culture from Bill Simmons and our rotating cast of writers." Supervising editors include Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman. And it's a part of ESPN Internet Ventures.


Electric Literature
Electric Literature offers a blog companion to its print zine. It's devoted to the art of the short story through a new media platform. Notable contributors include Michael Cunningham, Colson Whitehead and Nathan Englander. There are even some animated versions of short stories.

420 Characters: The Short Stories of Lou Beach
Artist/writer Lou Beach presents his constantly updated short short stories that are no longer than 420 characters.


Next Time on Lonny is a Web sitcom that's a spoof of reality television. It's created by NYU film school alumni Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf.

Whole Day Down
Created by Tai Fauci and actors Willie Garson ("Sex and the City") and Patrick Breen, "Whole Day Down" is an online sitcom that presents the trials and tribulations of two middle-aged actors (Garson and Breen) opening an art gallery.

Radio Free Oz
If you liked Firesign Theater's radio comedy, you'll enjoy Firesign member Peter Bergman's Radio Free Oz, his online audio comedy broadcasts.


Aaron Koblin -- Sandbox
Multimedia artist Aaron Koblin presents a collection of original projects that push the bleeding edge of digital and data technologies.


Domitille Collardey
Domitille Collardey's beautiful comics and illustrations also appear in The Believer magazine.


Digital Book World
Digital Book World is a social networking community that connects publishing professionals. It acts as a primary information resource for all matters regarding the new digital publishing industry. The Web site is owned by F + W Media, who also owns Writers Digest magazine and Writers Market.

Cartoon Movement
Cartoon Movement is an online community for "high quality political cartoons and comics journalism." It serves as a discussion forum and showcase for international editorial cartoonists.


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.