Friday, April 28, 2017

Heroism

“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 the beginning, there was the myth. These stories (call them myths, legends, folktales) were used for sociological reasons: to teach children lessons, to define religious rites, and to keep order among tribespeople. As a collective discovered unknowable phenomena in ...

Everybody’s getting medieval lately and I don’t just mean politicians. Film and television have glommed onto the Middle Ages—or a sort of, kind of version of the Middle Ages—with great success. While the age has been popular with filmmakers since ...