A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter)

2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Not very long ago I was out with some friends having dinner at a cozy little café in the mountains. It was a beautiful Colorado evening and we sat out on the deck as the sun was setting among the aspens and pines as humming birds and finches and jays [...]

A Parliament of Owls (Or How Comic Books Make You Smarter) 2018-02-13T17:55:20+00:00

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction

2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

Progressive Rock is a genre of music that typically to consists of long, complicated pieces of music that attempts to incorporate ideas and styles of jazz improvisation and classical composition. It tends to focus on the virtuosity of its musicians, experimentation in the structure of the music and instruments, and [...]

Difficult Beauty: An Exploration of Progressive Rock: Introduction 2018-02-13T14:49:25+00:00

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I

2018-02-20T09:30:40+00:00

At the beginning of the year I did the obligatory blogger thing of making a “best of” list. In it I stated my guilty pleasure of the year was Kong: Skull Island. This is a clichéd giant monster movie filled with every trope of the genre you could possibly [...]

King of his World: King Kong (1933): Kong Hits I 2018-02-20T09:30:40+00:00

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun)

2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

BREAKING NEWS: Sauron, the lord of darkness - also known as the Necromancer - long thought dead has reappeared over Antarctica. Using his go-to guise of a large disembodied eye, Sauron has been seen gathering followers from the surrounding area. As the area is frozen, desolate tundra the followers have [...]

Eye of Sauron Seen over the Antartica! (or maybe its the sun) 2018-02-01T18:26:04+00:00

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories)

2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Frankenstein is one of the few classic monster movies that I did not see on a Saturday afternoon on a UHF channel.  No, this film was played in prime time. It was a special movie-of-the-week. A  re-showing of a classic film on “regular” TV. It was a big deal. [...]

Reckoning Upon God: Frankenstein (Monster Memories) 2017-10-31T12:44:57+00:00

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2

2017-10-30T21:43:31+00:00

Happy Halloween everyone! Hello and welcome to the Collected Edition – a comic book podcast where we explore celebrated story-arcs from comics and creators throughout the entirety of history. On this episode we discuss, in honor of the greatest holiday invented by man, we discuss the classic 70s Marvel comic Tomb of Dracula. [...]

Collected Edition: Episode 10: Tomb of Dracula Vol.2 2017-10-30T21:43:31+00:00

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00
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