In his recent novel, Salman Rushdie shows how reinventing oneself is damned hard to pull off, even in New York.
Thank goodness art can be reassessed!
The joys of getting to know a little bit about the bad guy before the action scene takes place
Warning: glitter farts may occur within.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
A family recipe
A little childrens’ book about grieving.
The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, and food, with music to read, share, and discuss.
In prep for watching Daredevil Season 3, I go back and talk about Daredevil Born Again.
Sometimes it’s better when you don’t explain everything.
Some cosmetic changes are coming!
A three-pack of fun childrens’ books
Checking in on Jim R.R. Butcher.
Figuring out the story you eventually want to tell.
What Makes Spider-Man Work?
The pleasures of giving Richard Feynman books to the nephews
Neil Simon has passed.
So let’s say that you want to read something literary, but you only have but so much time.
Here’s a way to kill two birds with one stone.
Batman: The Animated Series is (finally) being released on Blu-Ray in October
Today is Wendell Berry’s birthday. He’s 84. May his 85th year on this planet be a bountiful and invigorating one. Maribou elaborates on her feelings about his work, inside.
Comics as a medium for meditation on various virtues and vices
On Walter Simonson’s The Judas Coin
Cutting the cord, Netflix, and apparently Fox/Disney is going to become a thing. Or three things.
What’s Above? and What’s Below?: a couple of pop-up books
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
The Shape of the Water isn’t among Guillermo del Toro’s subtler films
A little short story that combines some Phillip K Dick with a little HP Lovecraft.
The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons is a book you need to buy for yourself that can teach you a great deal about Art.
If you have kids, you can even say that you got it for them
An examination of Upgrade that will spoil the movie. Do not read if you do not want the movie spoiled.
(I suppose the fact that the movie is spoilable at all is a huge spoiler as well. Sorry about that.)
Looking at the Summer Movie Buffet: Part II
Searching for an Ur-story of the story found in Three Amigos, A Bug’s Life, and Galaxy Quest
It’s almost summertime! Which means that it’s almost summer movie time!
Free Comic Book Day Fallout
Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol
So where are the singing superhero movies?
Three pack of kids’ picture books intended to be read aloud