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Dev Patel shines in The Green Knight

The Green Knight Part 1, minimal spoilers Parents, be careful about this one. If you’re expecting a sword-and-sorcery film, forget it. If...

Between the World and Me

I've finished Coates' Between the World and Me. Damn. It's a small volume, not much more than an hour's read for a human. It took me...

There's a ground, Monty.

There’s a ground In my head, I’m endlessly replaying the scene in Golden Child where Eddie Murphy has to carry the glass of water through...

What about a male Wonderwoman?

OK, fine, let's get into this. Why not a male Wonderwoman? A male Batgirl? A male Catwoman? It seems like a reasonable argument to “Why...

Should I say “high functioning?”

Your new friend tells you they’re autistic. You wonder, should I tell them they’re high functioning? It would be intended as a...

Women in Horror celebration

On Friday, February 14, 2020, the satellite chapter of HWAColorado will be hosting A Bloody Valentine event to celebrate...

Welcome to the realm of abstraction.

Welcome to the realm of abstraction. Frank Herbert coined the phrase “Alam al mithal” to mean “the realm of abstraction.” His...

Bad Luck Charlie: Fun, sexist wish-fulfillment.

The premise is completely absurd. Charlie gets sucked out of the normal universe into a magical one, in which space travel is facilitated...

Starfish and Coffee

Starfish and Coffee (Sparkletits 1): On the use of power Calisto is a local and a friend. I try to read all my friends’ books. (I read...

Midsommar: not subtle, on point

So Midsommar isn’t subtle. This is a horror movie. Basically it’s about a cult. Nothing overtly supernatural happens. Ari Aster also made...

The Great Man Problem: A review of Brightburn

The Great Man Problem: A review of Brightburn Warning: Spoilers ahead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgNx20orig&feature=youtu.be I’ve...

We're all Spiderman

We’re all Spiderman. https://youtu.be/4D9Zyxd_CqY That’s what happens when you crack open the Multiverse. Given infinite universes,...

A Life of Weeping

Would you surrender the ability to weep if you could? What would that cost you? Part four of my ongoing webseries on existential...

Transference

Transference This is contemporary fiction. Really GOOD contemporary fiction. There’s a paranormal element but it really just creates an...

Who Fears Death?

Who Fears Death It’s a question, if you were wondering. As in, “Who fears death? I don’t.” How to sum up this story? The Okeke women, as...

Griffin's Feather

Marcus Barber occasionally meets Ancients – beings mortals consider mythological but who are nonetheless real, powerful and…. Well,...

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