Rhiannon Giddens is Writing a Frickin’ Opera!!!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Rhiannon Giddens is a singing angel who floated down from heaven plucking a celestial banjo. Ok, well actually she’s a real live person who can get hilariously salty in interviews. In addition to being one of the best banjo players on the planet, she is a virtuoso in … Continue reading Rhiannon Giddens is Writing a Frickin’ Opera!!!

We Need to Talk about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

There's a lot to say about Tarantino's latest smash hit film but there is one thing in particular about this movie that continues to haunt and perturb my brain days after I saw the film. This event happens just before the climax of the film and it completely derailed my ability to even comprehend what … Continue reading We Need to Talk about “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

Brief Bedtime Musings on Paradise Lost and an Extremely Wordy Original Poem

You know, the tragedy of Milton’s Satan is that he ends up becoming a worse version of the very thing he is rebelling against. In truth, I wonder Milton’s universe would be better served if both God and the Devil were to follow the path of the Buddha and relinquish the chains of desire to … Continue reading Brief Bedtime Musings on Paradise Lost and an Extremely Wordy Original Poem

Memes, Messy Metaphors, and Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene

For those of you who are not familiar, The Selfish Gene, written by noted biologist and anti-theist Richard Dawkins (also known for writing The God Delusion) was first published in 1976. It was followed up with a later version which included extensive notes addressing some of the arguments people have made against the ideas postulated … Continue reading Memes, Messy Metaphors, and Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene

People vs Ideas: What Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga Has Taught Me About My Own Writing

Well, I’ve been reading more Orson Scott Card. I wrote a post about Speaker for the Dead but ultimately decided against publishing it. It veered into the unproductive snarky, borderline-lecturing sort of content that I’m kind of sick of reading myself, and it’s not the kind of thing I want to put out in the … Continue reading People vs Ideas: What Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga Has Taught Me About My Own Writing

Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]

Photo: https://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/05/25/ant-man-captain-marvel-quantum-verse-/ The thing that initially prompted me to write this post is rooted in wondering if the examples of sexism in Captain Marvel were a little too on the nose. An early example of this occurs in a flashback memory of Carol Danvers’s childhood, where after having crashed while racing go-carts (presumably with her … Continue reading Superheroes and Gender Roles: Captain Marvel vs. Ant-Man [Spoilers Ahead]