The default wordpress image, while nice and vaguely science-fictional, had grown tiresome. This shiny new masthead is from a photo of a work of art made by my friend Skylar Fein, a rising star in the New Orleans art world. A few years ago, Skylar and I went to New Orleans together for a couple … More Shiny New Masthead
Okay, so last weekend, Hassan and I went to see Twilight. We’d already seen High School Musical 3, so we didn’t really have any choice. Wait, no, I need to start earlier. This past summer at the life-changing, high-altitude Taos Toolbox writing workshop, Kelly Link (amazing writer and mindblowing instructor) provided a fascinating, detailed description of the “sparkly … More Twilight: Questions and Concerns
The new Star Trek trailer came out last week. This version has a different ending, with a cameo by Leonard Nimoy as old Spock: On first viewing, the trailer got me excited. Going back to a younger Kirk and Spock seems promising, especially after several lackluster movies that felt like they were covering well-trodden territory (or, … More JJ Abrams & Star Trek: New Hope or Disaster Movie?
Have you ever been listening to “Waterloo” and wished there were just one more Abba tune to lip sync ? Seek no further… experience the wonder that is The A-Teens…. The bassline! The synchronized dance routine! The vacuous beauty! They have it all! And then there’s this gem, which manages to masterfully marry the classic Abba song with … More For Abba Fans Only
I just read Nameen Gobert Tilahun’s excellent article in Fantasy Magazine about a recent list of top 25 Black superheroes. It got me thinking about the relative lack of Latino superheroes (though there have been more recently), and the stereotypes and other oddities about the way Latinos are often featured in comics. And of course it got … More Top 12 Latino Superheroes
My last post reminded me of when Hassan and I went to Disney World, like two years ago. (It was the first time I’d been – there were no trips to Disney World in my deprived childhood.) When we were there, we saw a Muppets 3-D show, which featured the Muppets alongside Disney characters, and throughout the show all the Muppets kept … More Miss Piggy vs. Mickey Mouse
I was always a bit skeptical about Disney buying the Muppets. Mickey Mouse and Miss Piggy just don’t quite go together. Now, apparently, a generation of youngsters aren’t even sure who Miss Piggy is. Still, I am hopeful that things might turn around. “Desperate Housepigs” sounds pretty promising….