Book Review: The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie

Author's Note: This is hopefully the first of several book review essays that I intend to publish this month. We'll see if I keep to that. Joe Abercrombie is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting voices working in the fantasy genre today. He doesn't have the name value of Brandon Sanderson, or George … Continue reading Book Review: The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie

How Captain Marvel Tells an Anti-War Story with the Air Force’s Money.

Author's Note: Sorry I haven't uploaded in a while, things have been hectic on my end. Also, this article will contain spoilers for a film that's still in theaters. You have been warned.Captain Marvel is the newest film to become part of the cinematic juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It opened with a … Continue reading How Captain Marvel Tells an Anti-War Story with the Air Force’s Money.

PAM’s Newest is a Story of Artistic History

Author's Note: As stated elsewhere, I am a regular volunteer at the Portland Art Museum (PAM). On Saturday the 12th of October, 2018, the Portland Art Museum opened the doors onto its newest Featured Exhibit: Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art.  The entire featured exhibit is brought to us from the collection of Mary and Cheney … Continue reading PAM’s Newest is a Story of Artistic History

Book Review: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis' newest nonfiction book gets its title about 70 pages in.  A Department of Energy risk officer is discussing the various different avenues for disaster at the department.  Given that the DOE oversees the nation's entire stock of nuclear weapons, and the materials used to make them, risk is at the forefront of the … Continue reading Book Review: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

OMSI’s Exhibit on King Tut Aims to Ignite the Spark of Discovery.

King Tutankhamun's visage looms large over the entrance to OMSI.  It's a fitting introduction to the most famous pharaoh in history.  In death, King Tutankhamun has been made larger than life despite being a minor player in history himself.  The boy king was at one time something of a "lost Pharaoh," before the rediscovery of … Continue reading OMSI’s Exhibit on King Tut Aims to Ignite the Spark of Discovery.