Complex Characters Seek Fullfillment in Togetherness [Review]

Over the past few years, HBO’s Sunday night lineup has become one of most notable programming blocks on television, being the home of shows like Game of Thrones, True Detective, and The Leftovers. The Winter 2015 lineup hasn’t quite lived up to its predecessors, but it does offer Togetherness, Read More …

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is Stylish but Uneven [Review]

In the second installment of director Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s comics, slick visuals reign as the streamlined glory of the first film is muddied by a jumbled storyline. Its release delayed for nearly a year, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For flickers across the silver Read More …

Geeking Out in Public: Rakkasah Spring Caravan 2014

Presenting Geeking Out in Public, a series about what happens when individuals whose passions fall outside of mainstream popular culture gather in person to share in their common fringe obsession. Introduction: All that Glitters is Literary Journalism I’ve been seriously studying the art of belly dance Read More …

The Wind Rises: A Beautiful Dream [Review]

If his latest film truly is his last, Hayao Miyazaki’s career comes to a bittersweet conclusion in this fictionalized biography of Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi. Madie Coe explores what this story means for Miyazaki’s legacy. Read More …

Geeking Out In Public: BSO Sci-Fi Spectacular with George Takei

Introduction: Literary Journalism from the Inside I burned holes in the VHS of the original Star Wars trilogy. My uncle saw Stars Wars Episode IV: A New Hope seventeen times in the theater when it came out in 1977 because most homes didn’t have the Read More …

Revisiting Classic Cyberpunk in the Age of Social Media: A Review of William Gibson’s Idoru

Twenty years, or even a decade ago, could we have predicted the rise in influence of our digital presence on our physical and social world? In the 80’s and 90’s, computer technology was still basically treated like magic by Hollywood, which painted the casual understanding Read More …