5 Great Episodes of Television of the 2010s

It's been an up and down decade. But one thing consumers have reliably counted on are quality television shows. The world burns around us, but damn if we don't have some fine TV. Here are five of my favorite episodes from the past ten years. Watchmen - "This Extraordinary Being" (S1.E6) Why not start with…

10 Favorite Television Shows of the 2010s

Have we reached peak TV? Hard to say. So many people suffer from recency bias and are quick to declare what they just watched the Best Thing Ever. I remember thinking in the 1990s that The X-Files could never be topped. Then in the 2000s it was The Sopranos. These days, I still love both…

MOVIE REVIEW: Climax (directed by Gasper Noé)

The films of Gasper Noé typically leave me cold. I watch them, I recognize that a director of great skill has created the movie, but the content leaves me unmoved. I'm by no means a Noé connoisseur. He's produced a lot of work, but I have seen four of his films now: Irrévisible, Enter the…

Baby Steps Back Into the World

Let me preface all this to say something important. Thank god it was not cancer. Despite all that I've been through, I count myself lucky. In February, I had a triple mandibulectomy resection due to an aggressive, but benign, cyst. Approximately 80% of my mandible was removed and replaced with a length of my fibula…

Accepting Guest Bloggers

I'm constantly promoting myself. My books. My editing. My publishing company. I'm sure it's a real chore to sift through. So I'd like to give back a little by making my little space in the corner of the internet available to others for sneaky self-promotion. If you have a book, movie, comic, Kickstarter, or whatever…

The Disappointment of Idols

Let me preface this post with the comment that I'm not looking to answer any questions or suggest actions regarding the subject. I'm just recounting a personal experience and how it affected me. Back in my formative college years, I was a budding science fiction & fantasy fan. I would skip studies (and, occasionally, classes)…