In Boozo Veritas #48: What to Drink in Westeros
In Boozo Veritas #48 by Teege Braune What to Drink in Westeros It has now been two weeks since the Game of Thrones’ season four finale aired, and if you are anything like me, the long, drawn-out, nearly endless interval before season five has you jonesing for an Ice and Fire fix. Common symptoms of withdrawal… Continue reading
Shakespearing #2: Henry VI, Part 1
Shakespearing #2 by David Foley Henry VI, Part 1 Let’s imagine that Shakespeare has been hanging around London theatre for a while, acting in productions but also using his “honey’d” way with words to tart up some old warhorses for this or that company, and finally someone persuades him to write, or he persuades them… Continue reading
Episode 106: Nicole Callihan!
Episode 106 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. On this week’s show, I talk to the poet and essayist Nicole Callihan, plus Maureen Vance writes about Jane Eyre. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES According to The Guardian, British publishers and the Society for Authors (a trade… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #45: Zombie
The Curator of Schlock #45 by Jeff Shuster Don’t go to Zombie Island! I guess it was only a matter of time before I got around to reviewing another zombie movie. What? Nightmare City wasn’t enough for you? Okay. How about a trip to an island of zombies from horror maestro Lucio Fulci? No? Tough. This isn’t… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #47: And So, Then, to the Death?
Heroes Never Rust #47 by Sean Ironman So, Then, To the Death? The penultimate issue of volume on of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen gets everyone caught up on the villain’s plan and moves everyone into position for the climax. Not much actually happens in this issue in terms of moving the plot forward. We… Continue reading
In Boozo Veritas #47: Mon Semblable, Mon Frère!
In Boozo Veritas #47 by Teege Braune Mon Semblable, Mon Frère! If there’s one trope every editor of mystery, suspense, and horror asks aspiring writers to quit using, it’s the multiple personality disorder twist-ending. You’ve seen it before, and odds are, you’ve seen it done well. Psycho, Fight Club, and Black Swan are some of the better forays into this sub-genre, and… Continue reading
Shakespearing #1: An Overabundance, Pleasures
Shakespearing #1 by David Foley A few weeks ago—late night, between books—I pulled the collected plays of Christopher Marlowe off my shelf and started reading Edward II. I hadn’t read it, or any Marlowe, since high school, and what struck me most about it now was how un-Shakespearean it is. Having first encountered anti-Shakespearean theories… Continue reading
Episode 105: Alden Jones!
Episode 105 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. On this week’s show, I talk to fiction writer and memoirist-extraordinaire Alden Jones, plus Peter Demarco writes about discovering Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. TEXTS DISCUSSED NOTES According to The Guardian, Salman Rushdie has won the… Continue reading
The Curator of Schlock #44: The Funhouse
The Curator of Schlock #44 by Jeff Shuster The Funhouse (or, Don’t Go to the Carnival, Kids) 1981’s The Funhouse from director Tobe Hooper (of Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame) has one of the most terrifying opening credit sequences I’ve ever seen in a movie. That’s because it’s clip after clip of audio-animatronic dolls! I don’t like puppets… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #46: The Turning Point
Heroes Never Rust #46 by Sean Ironman The Turning Point The fourth issue of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is the most action-packed one yet. The league attempts to retrieve the cavorite from “The Doctor” and stop the devious foreigner from building his airships. We finally see Mr. Hyde cut loose and rampage his way… Continue reading
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