Richard Giraldi is a Chicago-based writer, musician and graduate student at Loyola University Chicago's Digital Media and Storytelling Program. He's the founder/editor of Chicago indie rock website LoudLoopPress.com, which was voted Best Local Music Blog in the Chicago Reader from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, he has written about and reviewed music for the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago and ALARM Magazine.
Why They Fight: A Brief History of Batman Battling Superman | 14 May 2015 // 5:38 AM
Over the course of any relationship, especially ones that last three quarters of a century, there's bound to be some friction, some tension and some overall sour times.
High on Fire: Luminiferous | 17 Jun 2015 // 9:30 PM
Thunderous riffs and relentless rhythms aside, Luminiferous is truly shaped by the vastly improved vocal melodies.
'Green Arrow #41' Is Just, Plain, Good Storytelling | 17 Jun 2015 // 3:42 AM
A grittier, more grounded Green Arrow is nothing new, especially for fans of CW's Arrow, but Benjamin Percy and Patrick Zircher take that concept to a new level of dark in Green Arrow #41.
Binging on 'Daredevil': Marvel's Netflix Series Is As Brutal As It Is Compelling | 13 Apr 2015 // 7:00 AM
It's hard to imagine that Daredevil exists in the same universe as the Avengers, but the series successfully delves into street-level violence not yet explored in Marvel's big screen efforts.