Lynnette Porter received her Ph.D. in English, rhetoric, composition, and technical communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Since then, she's worked as a technical writer, editor, and trainer and, more recently, as a university professor. Currently she lives in Ormond Beach, Florida, but teaches communication and humanities courses (including film and television studies-themed courses) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in nearby Daytona Beach. She has written or co-written 18 books and numerous chapters in anthologies. When she's not locked away in her office writing, she likes to travel around North America, the U.K., Europe, and New Zealand. Some favorite cities outside the U.S. are Toronto, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London, and Wellington. Her tastes in music, TV, and film are eclectic, but most often she favors SF/fantasy (and is a long-time member of the Tolkien Society). She enjoys SF fandom and attends conventions each year, often as a speaker. She has been an invited guest at fan conventions such as the Fellowship Festival in London, Creation Entertainment's ORC and ELF, Dragon Con, Hurricane Who, and the Cornerstone Festival, and she often is a speaker at academic conferences held by the Popular Culture Association and Popular Culture Association in the South, as well as the Hawaiian International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, the London Film and Media Conference, and international Celebrity Studies Conference.
Graphic novel Gauguin: The Other World traverses the tropical landscapes and surreal mindscape of self-titled “savage” artist Paul Gauguin.
22 May 2017
Screeching her way to another successful performance, Meryl Streep makes Florence Foster Jenkins much more than the traditional historic biopic.
12 Dec 2016
Young Frankenstein is a key film in Wilder’s cinematic legacy, and we are part of Wilder’s legacy every time we quote (even "neigh") Young Frankenstein.
01 Sep 2016
Although some may emphasize the “abominable” in the controversial Sherlock special, “The Abominable Bride”, the marriage of the Victorian and the modern is a match made in heaven.
01 Mar 2016
In Black Mass, Johnny Depp stunningly inhabits South Boston’s notorious Whitey Bulger, the man who aided and eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
16 Feb 2016
In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen presents three different Sherlocks: the brilliant detective he once was, the 93-year-old man in mental decline, and the inescapable character created by John Watson.
11 Nov 2015
No matter how many adaptations have come and gone since, William Gillette’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes provides the inspiration, good or bad, for those that follow.
09 Nov 2015
Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.
05 Aug 2015
The American Revolution gets told in musical form in 1776, which reminds us that the past is not quite so different from the present as we like to pretend.
03 Jun 2015
Through memorable, entertaining stories about actors and a brief history of acting in Britain and the United States, David Thomson reveals why acting matters so much to us all.
13 May 2015
This biopic both reminds the world of Alan Turing’s genius and aims to empower “those people no one expects anything from who do the things no one expects.”
31 Mar 2015
Robert Altman’s beautiful film reminds us of Van Gogh's genius and provides an intimate portrait of two brothers bound by their love of art.
18 Mar 2015
The timeless adventure of Edmund Talbot, who undertakes a journey from England to Australia to find a new life is also part of the career adventure of the Benedict Cumberbatch.
21 Nov 2014
Long-time fan and Doctor Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss guides us through the first episode of what would become television’s longest running sci-fi show.
02 Jun 2014
During a brittle August, the battle for familial control flares when Barbara confronts her iron-willed mother in the aftermath of a family crisis. If only they didn’t have to be so loud about it.
08 Apr 2014
A shapeshifter, gigantic spiders, and a barrel-battle escape create exhilarating suspense in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but best of all is a deliciously devious incendiary beast.
07 Apr 2014
Just why Acorn Media recently released Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection nearly 20 years after its initial broadcast is hardly a mystery.
13 Mar 2014
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