Wednesday, June 19 2013
I was a child who lived largely in books. I fell into this latest edition of Little Women with the same old joy, balancing Shealy’s ungainly volume in my lap, oblivious to the hockey playoffs blaring in the background.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Bastion's narration establishes a suitably oppressive mood that is as richly textured as the game's visuals.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
A few idiosyncratic passages from the cult classic series by Stephen King may have a lot to say about ludic point-of-view.
Sunday, July 11 2010
To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?
Sunday, January 17 2010
Marking the birth of post-apocalyptic science fiction with the 1826 publication of Mary Shelley's plague tale The Last Man, Adams proposes that the sub-genre's as old as science fiction itself.
Thursday, December 17 2009
The Stand: American Nightmares [$25]
Wednesday, November 18 2009
Thursday, November 12 2009
A touching, heartfelt meditation on identity and isolation in a small town, Jeff Lemire is able to redress an H.G. Wells classic and make it as timely and disturbing as ever.
Wednesday, September 23 2009
*every word is true as of this writing, except, thankfully, Stephen King is not dead.