Rendevous with R’lyeh: Wonder and Esotericism in Rendevous With Rama

I've had a long relationship with Arthur C. Clarke, even though he writes with an approach to structure and characters that I would find disappointing in another author. Most people are familiar with him as the writer of the book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is a story that the film version has been more … Continue reading Rendevous with R’lyeh: Wonder and Esotericism in Rendevous With Rama

Christine Emba Isn’t Turning to Literature for Meaning. Thats a Mistake.

Washington Post contributor Christine Emba published an opinion piece yesterday titled "Millennials are turning to Harry Potter for meaning. Thats a mistake." Its a lazy headline for a lazy opinion. In this article she criticizes the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and its current following at live recording events as being as "willful … Continue reading Christine Emba Isn’t Turning to Literature for Meaning. Thats a Mistake.

“Just One More” – Frank Miller’s Anti-Censorship Ad

I spent the weekend at comic con, I thought about writing about how its too big for its own good but that isn't news to anyone One interesting booth I was able to visit was for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, they were selling signed trade paperbacks and prints with the same donation jargon … Continue reading “Just One More” – Frank Miller’s Anti-Censorship Ad

[Podcast] My Little Pony: Friendship is Spaghetti

https://audio.simplecast.com/76432.mp3   In this episode Barry and Clay talk with Seldom Needy, a friend of Barry's and a long time member of the My Little Pony fan community. We talk about how we feel abut the show seven seasons in now, including a discussion of the MLP fandom, Barry and Seldom argue about whether you … Continue reading [Podcast] My Little Pony: Friendship is Spaghetti