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The Food That Built America Celebrates Independence Day

Per Matt Independence Day conjures a variety of images in my mind. You’ve got your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. You’ve got food grilling and a variety of summer dishes to eat, while staying out… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

Vagrant Queen: Star Wars in a Feminist Galaxy (Not Yours)

Picture this, if you will, in a galaxy far, far away (not yours): A scavenger with a hidden past gets hunted down by a vastly outnumbered, overpowered evil empire that wants to end the royal bloodline of a phantom menace…. Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

Netflix Creates Magic in the New She-Ra Series

I would classify myself as a kidult. I’m a 41-year-old father with two kids and I think this show is rad. She-Ra rides her winged horse deftly between the line of genuinely optimistic and subversively sinister. While She-Ra and the… Continue Reading →

Westworld Introduces Samurai in Season 2

I can’t wait to see Shogun World on the HBO show,¬†Westworld.

Star Wars Fans Petition to Remove Episode VIII From Canon

Star Wars fans are upset about The Last Jedi… I mean really upset… like, upset enough to sign a petition to have Disney strike Episode VIII from the Star Wars canon. A petition that has accumulated more than 52,000 signatures… Continue Reading →

TWD Gets Explosive, Because That’s How It’s Gotta Be…

In case you missed it, sparks were flying on the explosive mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, “How It’s Gotta Be.”

Black Panther Refers to a Black Panther — Somehow People Are Offended

If there were an international ranking for time spent being offended about things, the U.S. would lead with about the same margin we have on our defense spending.

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