As befits the novice nature of this column, I don’t feel particularly well-read in the areas of Science Fiction or Fantasy. I have only household names checked off my list, most of which could be considered rites of passage for … Continue reading Late to the Party: Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun
According to Deadline Hollywood, Jessica Walter has passed away. She was 80. Please use this space to honor her memory. Continue reading RIP Jessica Walter (1941-2021)
When we first meet Cassie Thomas (Carey Mulligan), she’s supposedly drunk in a club, getting taken home by a man she’s never met before. As you’ve probably seen in the trailers, she is not intoxicated and the man with ill … Continue reading Movie Review: Promising Young Woman (2020)
I thought we could continue our celebration of Black History Month by listening to one of the greatest voices of all time. Jessye Norman (1945-2019) was a commanding presence in classical music around the world for several decades. She had … Continue reading The Day Thread of Jessye Norman (6 Feb 2021)
Post here for all your NFL gripes, smarm, gee golly wows, and cindy pekorny what-have-yous. (Ok I either need less coffee or more… probably more) New wordpress is dumb stupid poopy butt. Here are my picks: Buffalo over Indanpolis (I … Continue reading Wild Card Round NFL Live Thread!
Use this space to discuss the notable college football games this weekend! I am looking forward to seeing future Jacksonville Jaguar Trevor Lawrence duel with future New York Jet Justin Fields in tonight’s Clemson/Ohio State game. Here’s some of what’s … Continue reading College Football Live Thread: January 1-2
Please enjoy this lovely song that I found courtesy of Leon Vynehall (pictured) and DJ-Kicks. Continue reading The First Day Thread of August Is An Angel (8/1)
Today is my birthday! I came up with 30 different ideas for my birthday night thread, discarded them all, and finally settled on Tintin: Explorers on the Moon because 1) space is awesome, 2) Tintin is awesome, and 3) I … Continue reading The Night Thread Explores The Moon (May 9)
Today is Thomas Pynchon’s 83rd birthday! Many happy returns to the author of Catcher in the– I mean, Gravity’s Rainbow. Thought of using one of the many, many beautiful head shots Pynchon has released over the years as a … Continue reading The Thomas Pynchon Day Thread (May 8)
The NFL Draft goes virtual this year! Will Roger Goodell still get booed? Will a team miss out on their player of choice or ideal trade because of IT issue? Will Bill Belichick attempt to trade Julian Edelman to the … Continue reading NFL Draft Live Thread
Content Warning: This essay contains graphic sexual content. Thomas Pynchon wrote Gravity’s Rainbow in the early 1970s while dividing his time between New York and Southern California. If you visited his room at Manhattan Beach, just blocks from the … Continue reading Late to the Party: Gravity’s Rainbow
And the Oscar goes to… Bob Odenkirk’s sideburns! Ok, maybe that one is less of a lock than the many other awards season accolades this film will surely collect over the next two months, but it’s one of the … Continue reading Review: Little Women
What are we to make of a movie like The Lighthouse? The longer you gaze into its depths, the murkier it appears. If it’s sense you want, look elsewhere. This is early period David Lynch territory, a smoky, rusty machine … Continue reading Movie Review: The Lighthouse
Happy Birthday to me! I’m old! Hooray! Therefore, I get to force you to look at my favorite Garfdel meme. And I get to tell you all what to do. Listen up! Please tag me in lots of cat … Continue reading Pliny the Birthday-something!
Tonight, we celebrate Adam Roberts’ The Thing Itself, a marvelous mindbender of a sci fi novel from the British author of 20 Trillion Leagues Under the Sea. Two men, together on an Antarctic research base. Alone for months on end. … Continue reading The Thing Itself Night Thread