Everyone says “humbling” these days when they actually mean “flattering.” If you want to genuinely talk about “humbling,” think about how,..
I just reread, for the first time since I was a teenager, one of my favorite young adult novels: Singularity, by William Sleator. I didn’t..
There was once a great golfer named Bill Kilroy. Born in 1920 to a rich professor at the University of Minnesota and his lovely, respectab..
The idea that a novelization represents an “expanded edition” of a movie is not news to anyone who met Camie and Fixer in the original Sta..
Thought experiment: what if Shane Black had directed Annihilation, and 20th Century Fox tapped Alex Garland to direct The Predator? The la..
I plan to monitor the growth of three samples of grass which I will place in different locations in my home. I will give these three sampl..
It looks great in every format. This year I’ve seen 2001 in a standard theatrical presentation, in a 70mm “unrestored” print, and in an IM..
Between Jane Austen’s two best-known novels, Pride and Prejudice is having a moment while Sense and Sensibility is taking a breather. Lizz..
When I was student-teaching in Australia in the ’90s, everyone was justifiably freaking out about the ozone. When we’d take our students t..
Older gen-x fans and writers of Star Wars novels like to wax nostalgic about the late ’70s, when books like Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and..
The deeper we fall into the moral abyss of the Trump era, the more audiences are drawn to celebrations of simple kindness and unassuming e..
Picture a warm summer day on a lovely island surrounded by beautiful shimmering water with a small hotel serving up hospitality. Now add i..