Friday, July 7, 2017

Spider-Nerds Through the Years


Spider-Man is an incredibly pervasive cultural touchstone; we all grew up with him in some form or another. I grew up with Tobey Maguire.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Harley Quinn: Bisexual, Abused, Recovering, and Powerful



There's two Harley Quinns: the popular idea of Harley Quinn, who is abused and in love with the Joker; and the current comics version of Harley Quinn, who is bisexual, dating Poison Ivy, and healing from the abuse. Should the comics version come to the silver screen? And is bringing a bisexual superhero to a theater near you "pandering"? All this and more after the jump.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Poem: Tell the Wolves

the wolves are howling
tell them
I'll be out in a minute.

I just need another second
with these warm sheets
with this serenity
this human self

before I walk out
dress myself in full moon
rip away my skin

and lope away with them

tell the wolves
i'll only be a minute
i just need

to remember what it is to be outside
to be me
instead of this quiet
human mess
between the sheets

tell the wolves
i haven't forgotten
i just need
a minute.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Swiss Army Man: Society is Beautiful, Society is Crap

Swiss Army Man opens with the protagonist, Hank, unable to commit suicide because the dead body that just washed up on the beach won't stop farting. The movie ends with the main character crying with happiness at farts. Stoner comedies wish they could do farts as well as this movie does, and it reaches far past the ambitions of stoner comedy into pure, crazy brilliance.