Scott D. Elingburg is software analyst and freelance writer. His work has appeared in the South Carolina Review, the Southeast Review, Wide Awake Press Anthologies, MetroBeat (formerly Creative Loafing), Charleston Style and Design, and several other publications. Currently he is the book reviews editor and regular contributor at the pop culture website, Stereo Subversion. He’s not much of a fisherman, but he does live in Charleston, SC with his wife, daughter, and two cats. Follow him on twitter @staticonthehifi.
Sunday, February 12 2012
What the Spice Girls had, at the risk of sounding errantly uncool, was magical. It helped teenaged girls define themselves and their world; jump-started teenage boys’ libidos; provided common listening ground for parents and kids; and, best of all, encouraged exuberant positivity -- something sorely lacking from our hollow, joyless decade.
Monday, December 2 2013
WWII in HD is required viewing for its high-minded ideals and its near-flawless execution. It makes other films on the subject matter pale in comparison.
Tuesday, November 12 2013
Can was ask ourselves now, eight years after his death, is the sum of Pryor’s achievements, his eradication of sexual, social, racial, and economic barriers, greater than the sum of his misdeeds?
Wednesday, October 30 2013
Thomas E. Patterson's Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism is a critical reminder that a free press can only work when citizens hold it to high standards.
Thursday, October 3 2013
Elderly care is big business. But what happens, and who suffers, when profit replaces dignity?
Wednesday, August 28 2013
What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?