The Invention of Eastern Europe


Harry Merritt writes for The Awl on the history of Eastern Europe as the traditional home of villainy, particularly in comic books and their cinematic universes.

Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and others. Find her at or @meanchelled. More from this author →