Shazam, Verisimilitude and Perspective

Boy, I sure am writing a lot about superhero movies aren't I.... Harley Granville-Barker once succinctly summarized Romeo and Juliet as "a tragedy of youth, as youth sees it." It's important to remember that even in its time, Shakespeare's version of Romeo and Juliet was not an original work. It was an adaptation of a … Continue reading Shazam, Verisimilitude and Perspective

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.

I’m Thinking of a Job: Dragon Heist Campaign Recap and Review Part 1

Author's Note: I'm going to try something new.  Or rather, new to me...What is this?At the end of my initial review of Dragon Heist, I mentioned that I had a plan to review the game when I was finished with it.  I and my play group are about five sessions in and things are going pretty … Continue reading I’m Thinking of a Job: Dragon Heist Campaign Recap and Review Part 1

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