Department of Truth – Subjective Reality in the Modern Age

An FBI agent attends a Flat Earth Convention. He's a special agent who specializes in online conspiracy theories, so he's morbidly curious. He wants to see his subjects in their element. While he's there, he's spotted and recognized by one of the richest men in America who graciously invites him to a "private event" going … Continue reading Department of Truth – Subjective Reality in the Modern Age

“Remember this: Try” – How Andor Uses Monologues

So how good was Andor right? In a television where all eyes (including mine) were on Amazon's Rings of Power and HBO's House of the Dragon, Andor came out of nowhere. Smartly written, beautifully acted and with production design that deserves all the awards, this show immediately established itself as one of the best, if … Continue reading “Remember this: Try” – How Andor Uses Monologues

Movie Review – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

So I've been reading/listening to this book called Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind. It's a pretty gossipy tell-all piece of nonfiction about the rise of New Hollywood in the late 60s through to the 70s. Listening to that book has certainly been enlightening in some respects. But so far my main takeaway is … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Nice House on the Lake – True Millennial Horror

The Theory of Generations is a term coined in a 1928 essay of the same name by Hungarian sociologist Karl Mannheim. The theory, which like any theory in sociology, psychology or...pretty much any social -ology, is limited but in brief it basically describes a "generation" as being a cohort of people who develop relationships and … Continue reading The Nice House on the Lake – True Millennial Horror

Undiscovered Country and Art from Trump’s America – A Comic Book Essay

A Note from Your Author: Greetings Fellow Travelers, I wrote this back in June and just sort of left it to sit. I'm publishing it now because the school year is starting and I want to say I wrote something in the last two months. I hope you enjoy. I'm a fan of pro wrestling, … Continue reading Undiscovered Country and Art from Trump’s America – A Comic Book Essay

Digital Comics Re-Examined – Seven Months Later

A while back, I wrote a pair of pieces about several new digital initiatives in the comics industry. I talked about the growing rise in creator-owned content on the Substack platform, partnerships between major creators and digital publishers, and a pivot towards new mediums of distribution for more traditional superhero stuff. Well it's been seven … Continue reading Digital Comics Re-Examined – Seven Months Later