Of First Kisses and Purple Rain

Jason Bennion
[This piece originally appeared in a slightly different form on Simple Tricks and Nonsense.] The first girl I ever seriously kissed was a major Prince fan. I didn’t see the appeal. The appeal of Prince, I mean. The kiss was awesome. I can still remember it with almost shocking vividness. But Prince… really? Sure, “Let’s […]

‘Class’ – Sign Up For The New ‘Doctor Who’ Spin-Off

When it was announced that Doctor Who would be taking a leave of absence over the 2016 TV season, Whovians around the world gave an audible groan. No new ‘Who’ until 2017? Impossible! Unthinkable! How would we make it through the dark, ‘Who’-less days with only the prospect of one paltry Christmas Special to look […]

Game of Thrones Season 6 Ep 3 Review: “Oathbreaker”

Author’s Note: Spoilers Ahoy! “Oathbreaker” was great in that it introduced many new and interesting dynamics to explore amongst our favorite/least favorite Game of Thrones veterans.  The show has focused a lot on its roots recently, with large amounts of time spent reminding us that the Stark kids once had dire wolf pups, parents, and […]

A Few Words About Going to the Movies…

Doug L.
The New York times has posted an article with Mahnola Darhgis and A. O. Scott discussing the future of films in theaters. In it they talk about the decline of attendance, the abundance of movies across all devices and platforms and whether people really want to go to the movies anymore. They ring some serious […]