Ready Player One: An overload of pop culture​ references

Ready Player One is a non-stop rush of pop culture references both visual and in the script. It's a movie about a hunt for Easter eggs that will itself be the subject of a hunt for all the Easter eggs it contains. That seems pretty meta. There's barely a frame or line that goes by… Continue reading Ready Player One: An overload of pop culture​ references

I’ve reached Peak Underwood

With the newest season available on Netflix, the Underwoods are less a pair of anti-heroes and more the antagonists of their own show. Season four of House of Cards gives us more of the ongoing antics of a trio of psychopaths: Frank and Claire Underwood; and their attack dog Chief of Staff, the bootlicking Doug Stemper; and surrounds… Continue reading I’ve reached Peak Underwood

Baseball is stranger than fiction

  Fiction for all that it frees the writer to bend the world to our will can still seem a step too far beyond reality when we create a certain situation or a character. It would be hard to believe that someone could get to the queen's bedroom if Michael Fagan hadn't done it. Or that… Continue reading Baseball is stranger than fiction