Books

NOFX Pulverized the House Of Blues

Brent Dylan
1
Life is really strange. That’s why going to see NOFX at the Mandalay Bay was the most gloriously fitting way to end a particularly daunting Monday. Vegas was one of the early dates on the band’s Hepatitis Bathtub Tour which is an excursion in support of their new biography ‘NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other […]

Will Accountability Pave the Way for a More Civil Internet?

Militant Ginger
0
[Author’s note: We have learned that funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter a couple of days ago, due to pressure from a number of parties including some mentioned below.]   SocialAutopsy.com think accountability, not censorship, will forge a more civil online community. Here at Echoba.se we’ve generally avoided talking about topics like online […]

Is Sexism in the Publishing World Really This Bad?

Militant Ginger
1
Author Claire Vaye Watkins recently published a contentious article for TinHouse.com, entitled “On Pandering“. It’s just one of a bevy of articles complaining about sexism in the publishing industry. My problem? As a writer – and a successful one at that – I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. Writing and publishing is a woman’s world, […]

Everything we know about the National Lampoon’s Origin Story So Far

Tim Makoid
5
The Backstory National Lampoon, the magazine and film company, has a long history. National Lampoon started at Harvard University of all places. Douglas Kenney was a student and an editor of The Harvard Lampoon. There he met another editor/writer, Henry Beard, with whom Kenney frequently worked with, and became a lifelong friend. Beard introduced Kenney to Robert Hoffman, another […]

Salt Lake ComicCon FanX March 2016 Cosplay Album

Tim Makoid
2
I was honored to be invited by Filmulate Film Festivals and Create Reel Change to do a panel at this years Salt Lake ComicCon Fan Xperince. We had a great time talking about the history of DIY in film and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who skipped George Takei and the X-Files […]

It’s Official: The Dark Tower movie is a GO.

Militant Ginger
3
Just last week I was complaining about the casting for the upcoming Dark Tower movie, based on Steven King’s iconic series of fantasy/horror books. Well, it looks like they don’t give a shit – because King himself confirmed the casting today. On Twitter, he announced that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey were ready to begin […]

Casting Bodes Ill for Stephen King’s Dark Tower movie…

Militant Ginger
11
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is on a ‘fast track’ for production by Sony – and yesterday Deadline confirmed that Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Abbey Lee have all signed on for the film. But as news of these casting choices emerges, things are looking bleaker and bleaker for the hotly anticipated adaptation. […]

Losses to the Literary World

QueSeraMara
0
This weekend marked a tragic time in the world of literature. Humans are no strangers to death, yet it always comes as such a sad shock when one learns that someone with real talent has passed on. Umberto Eco and Harper Lee both died on February 19th. Harper Lee, famously known for her Pulitzer Prize […]

‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Doc and Film Updates

Tim Makoid
0
Back in October we reported on a new trailer for a documentary coming out about our favorite kid’s horror series, ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’. I highly recommend heading to that post if you haven’t already been there. There’s tons of background on the books, the documentary, the Reddit AMAs the doc creators did, […]

Oscars & Activism, Looking For Rey & Ignoring ‘Creed’

ModCon02
0
Oscars 88 is looming comrades! The 88th annual Academy Awards come to ABC on February 28th and, well… there’s been some frank and open discussions about What It All Means. For better or worse, here’s my 2 cents worth. As always, I will note that all opinions expressed herein are my own and not the […]