New Podcast: Midnight Breakfast Cafe

Hi All, I’ve started a podcast with some friends. If you’ve missed my commentary on books, movies, and TV, you’ll love to Midnight Breakfast Cafe. It’s three friends in different timezones chatting about our favorite pop culture things.   Oh, and we’ve started a segment on Game of Thrones called “Brunch of Thrones.”  It’s available…

A Serial Look at Sad-Town

S-Town, the new This American Life and Serial mini series, unfurls like a true crime investigation but soon morphs into a long and complex story about a man and his community. This American Life reporter Brian Reed is called down to Woodstock, Alabama, by an eccentric antique clock restorer, John B. McLemore to investigate a…

Loss and Rogue One (Spoilers)

WARNING. SPOILERS. Primed by Imaginary World’s episode “Workin’ on the Death Star” which deals in part on the ethics of destroying the Death Star, watching Rogue One was not a pleasant experience. Though admittedly, I went in expecting a depressing movie. For the original trilogy to be meaningful, the characters in Rogue One have to…

I Went to a Protest Once

As disappointed in the election results as I was, I was pissed when I first heard about the several anti-Trump protests across the country. I thought it was childish, petty, and further eroded the faith in the election process. After Trump and his supporters spent weeks talking about rigged elections, were these protesters any better…

More on Dragons

I’m so tired of talking about politics, but I can’t stop. I’ve been seeing a lot of lashing out on the interwebs about people who voted for the wrong candidate (e.g. white people, women, minorities), at the Democratic party, at Hillary Clinton. Vanity Fair even had the gumption to draw a line between Jon Stewart’s…

So… About Trump

Today is a sad day for half the Americans who voted, and it is a great day for the other half. And for everyone who could have voted and didn’t, you can just shut up and sit back. I am in the sad group. I had certain hopes and dreams about my country, and the…

Updates

I wrote this post on July 17 on my phone while taking a very long walk, and then I sat on it for almost two months hoping I’d change my mind.  Hello, I am going away for a while. I just don’t enjoy writing reviews like I used to. I’ve known this for a while…

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood and No One

Two weeks late on the account of a wedding, this Game of Thrones review is a double feature: Blood of My Blood and No One. For Blood of My Blood, there was also an unheard of death count of zero, which was followed by a massacre in No One. But many happy returns to our…

Captain America: War on Friendship

First a word about spoilers. My TV reviews are full recaps, but movie reviews are limited to only things covered in the trailers and/ or movie posters. If you haven’t seen the Captain America: Civil War trailer and are afraid of spoilers, please don’t read this review. Yesterday, I watched Captain America: Civil War and…

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