Like a Geek God
Like a Geek God #4: The Uncomfortable Question of Orson Scott Card
Like a Geek God #4 by Mark Pursell The Uncomfortable Question of Orson Scott Card Separating the art from the artist is a necessary element of art appreciation in any medium, but in the Information Age, it’s easier said than done. The Internet affords a heretofore never-experienced level of accessibility to one’s favorite singers, writers,… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #3: Doctor Who, An Unarmed Hero
Like a Geek God #3 by Mark Purcell Doctor Who: An Unarmed Hero for a World That Won’t Put Down Its Guns Whenever an incident of mass shooting violence strikes flint to the tinder of our national consciousness, many people—both the media and the laity—are quick to scapegoat pop culture as the primary contributing factor. … Continue reading
Like a Geek God #2: The Unavoidable Trepidation of Episode VII
Like a Geek God #2 by Mark Pursell The Unavoidable Trepidation of Episode VII When The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in October 2012, simultaneously announcing plans to produce a new trilogy of Star Wars films set chronologically sometime after the events of Return of the Jedi, the reaction of fanfolks across the world–myself included–was… Continue reading
Like a Geek God #1: Pacific Rim and the Ballet of Mayhem
Like a Geek God #1 by Mark Pursell Pacific Rim and the Ballet of Mayhem Mayhem is problematic. In recent years, it seems as if action filmmakers have lost the thread of what makes grand-prix melee both engaging and eye-widening. The fight scenes in the Transformers movies are a dark, disorienting blur of flailing metal. … Continue reading
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- Episode 579: A Roundtable Discussion of Jodi Picault’s The Storyteller, with Samantha Nickerson and Chelsea Alice
- The Curator of Schlock #420: The Stepfather
- Video: Joy Baglio’s Residency Farewell Reading at The Kerouac Project of Orlando.
- Episode 578: Bob Kealing!
- The Curator of Schlock #419: Run All Night