A Brief Self-Reflection

After watching two days’ worth of musical theatre auditions, I know one thing: I really wish I’d kept up with singing after high school. If I do say so myself, I was pretty good. With some classes, I think I could have been very good. Everyone I saw up...

Syfy Might End my Childhood

The stalwart nerds at iO9 report that Syfy (previously known by the less nonsensical “The Sci Fi Channel”) is close to a deal to produce a 6-hour miniseries version of the Arthur C. Clarke novel Childhood’s End. I have issues with this....

Guardians of the Galaxy

Light spoilers ahead… I finally got around to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. In some ways I’ve been looking forward to this more than any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which is apparently a thing we capitalize now.) It certainly had the...

Did I Mention That I Met Him Once?

Jason Heller at the A.V. Club posted a beginner’s guide to the works of China Miéville. As you might be aware, I am a huge Miéville fan, having written a stage adaptation of his novel The City & The City. I still recall with great fondness my first...

Robin Williams

  Everyone likes Robin Williams. Even people who wouldn’t describe themselves as “fans” can at least point to one performance of his that they like. If Mork & Mindy isn’t your thing, then you at least have to admire his work in Good...