Living hand to mouth: The Terror enters its terminal stage with intimacy and brutality

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“You construct intricate rituals which allow you to touch the skin of other men.” Barbara Kruger’s influential work of feminist agitprop may not have had murder in mind. But murder exists on a continuum that spans the rowdy-boy horseplay her image depicts, the societally approved homosociality of the playing field and…

A rough beast slouches towards The Terror, giving birth to a gripping, moving episode

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Lady Silence isn’t silent anymore. Nor is she screwing around. “You don’t want to live,” the Netsilik Inuit woman shouts at Captain Francis Crozier, commander of the increasingly desperate expedition at the heart of The Terror. “Look at you.” Sure, why not: Rheumy-eyed and ruddy-faced, visibly drunk even at his…