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This Rainbow Dragon Has Fire Inside: An Interview with Keiynan Lonsdale

For outspoken actor and singer Keiynan Lonsdale, his unabashedly queer debut album centers on sexuality and politics, making for a striking release in the age of quarantine. "There's rhythm to it: there's rhythm in blackness, and it's saying 'Stop being crazy, stop being dangerous, quiet the fuck down, and move your feet.'"

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 22 - "Invincible"

"Invincible" manages to ratchet up the angst in anticipation of the season finale, while still providing tons of fun to counterbalance the menace.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 20 - "Rupture"

The Flash may not have his speed back yet, but this episode takes things full speed ahead.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 19 - "Back to Normal"

Barry Allen's no longer the "fastest man alive". His return to normal allows focus to shift away from him and onto other members of Team Flash.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 1 - "Versus Zoom"

The dark and dangerous threat of Zoom works better than it should, precisely because it's set against the generally happy tone of this show.

Gregory L. Reece
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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 17 - "Flash Back"

"Flash Back" is a reminder of just how good The Flash was and continues to be.

Gregory L. Reece
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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 16 - "Trajectory"

The Flash is good. It's the superhero show that I've wanted my whole life.

Gregory L. Reece
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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 15 - "King Shark"

A giant shark-man from Earth-2 terrorizes the city, while Barry and the others confront big questions about their lives and choices.

Gregory L. Reece
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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 11 - "The Reverse-Flash Returns"

The Flash's been running, in one form or another, for 75 years: to save the world, to save the universe, to save the multiverse, to save us all; he's still running in this episode of The Flash.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 10 - "Potential Energy"

The Flash is the best of the current crop of superhero television; "Potential Energy" shows us why.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 9 - "Running to Stand Still"

Mark Hamill returns as the Trickster; he's both frightening and hilarious, as any good Joker or Joker-wannabe should be.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 8 - "Legends of Today"

Green Arrow and The Flash, as well as Gregory and Richard, crossover into one another’s world in part one of this superhero/reviewer crossover event.

Gregory L. Reece and Richard Giraldi
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 7 - "Gorilla Warfare"

"Gorilla Warfare" is all about a talking gorilla with telepathic powers, a woman with hawk wings, and a doorway that leads to alternative dimensions, that happens to also be a carefully crafted human drama.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 5 - "Enter Zoom"

When Zoom parades the Flash's fallen body around Central City in the latest episode of The Flash, I know that the hero is going to rise again; it's still a gut punch.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 5 - "The Darkness and the Light"

Once again, this episode of The Flash offers a nice balance of super heroic science fiction mixed with just the right amounts of humor and drama.

Gregory L. Reece
Reviews

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 3 - "Family of Rogues"

In this week's episode of The Flash, the superhero asks "Do you trust me?" Once again, this series earns that trust.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 2 - "Flash of Two Worlds"

This week's episode proves that The Flash is both remarkably new and astonishingly vintage, both a tribute and a dare.

Gregory L. Reece
Television

Captain Comics: Flash! This Finale Sets Up Fantastic Possibilities for Next Season

OK, a sentient lightning bolt selecting himself in the past to become The Flash doesn’t really seem likely to happen on television. But whatever happens, like everything on this show, it’ll probably happen pretty fast.

Andrew A. Smith
Television

John Woo Said "For a Better Tomorrow:" CW's "The Flash" and "This American Life's" "Serial"

Just ahead of tomorrow's second episode of The Flash, we present this special Iconographies on this show isn't very different from This American Life's spinoff, Serial.

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PopMatters’ 2014 Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

PopMatters takes a look at Fall 2014's new Tuesday shows that will be competing against TV’s highest-rated series.

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The Flash's Long Road Back to Existence

With the tragic events of "Flashpoint" behind him, what is Barry Allen's reason for moving forward? Co-writers Francis Manapul and Brian Bucellato offer an engaging portrait of a hero redefining himself.

Andrew Ly
Comics

Is It Just Us?

Imagine a weird ending to Back to the Future where Doc Brown never shows up and Marty McFly convinces himself it was all just a dream. The sequel is just Marty living an everyday life. Now ask yourself what are your expectations of the DC reboot.

Comics

Geoff Johns' Green Lantern Finally Buried in the Light

With the series coda to Geoff Johns' six-year run on Green Lantern just completed, the once bright Silver Age hero's adventures leave a bitter taste, more because of magical promise of Johns' early work.

Comics

DC's 'Flashpoint' Shows Why We Should Make Demands of Our Art

While Flashpoint might seem nothing more than an interregnum prior to DC's September reboot, Geoff Johns manages perhaps the most credible meditation on current events and the best use of the superhero genre to date.

Comics

Wednesday Comics #1-7

Is Wednesday Comics just another piece of the DC pie or its own unique work?

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