Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the ...

Modern culture, from literature to television to cinema, has become obsessed with the contemplation of our doom.  More specifically, we are infatuated with the conceived idea that a monumental change is coming.  And not just coming, but imminent.  Whether it ...

DC Comics’ The Joker is often considered the greatest comic book villain, and for good reason. Created in 1940 by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson, the clown-themed maniac is best known as a foil for Batman, a psychologically-scarred ...

“Captain America’s been torn apart/Now he’s a court jester with a broken heart.”–Guns and Roses “Paradise City” By most accounts, Marvel Studios scored a home run with Captain America: Civil War. It was, as expected, a box-office smash, demonstrating once ...

  In 2009, director James Cameron finally brought a long-term project to fruition, with the release of the science fiction film Avatar, and audiences were introduced to a species of blue-skinned alien giants called the na’vi. Through the course of ...

In the late 1930s, teenaged Ray Bradbury, then less than four years removed from his beloved hometown of Waukegan, Ill., tagged along with his new best friend Forrest J. Ackerman to Clifton’s Cafeteria downtown. Their destination? One of the monthly ...

When the Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard stepped out onto the street across from the British Museum on September 12, 1933, he had an epiphany.  He realized how to create an atomic bomb.  What he had to look for was an ...

The Trickster Is Never Who You Think He Is Loki. The green-garbed, golden-horned Asgardian in the Marvel movies. The antagonist in various of the Marvelverse tales. He’s charismatic. He’s wicked. He has powers that seem controlling and illusory in nature. ...

The cultural changes of the 1960s were about liberation, shucking off the straight jacket of post-Depression and World War II conservatism for new, progressive attitudes about sexuality, race and society.  While some consider this movement to have failed (although it ...

Stanley Kubrick is fucking with you. He’s done it more than once. He may be dead, but he’s doing it all the same. He’s taught a whole generation of us how to make you do things without you knowing about ...