The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Top 5 reasons why GO 4 IT by Corey Feldman is so bad, it circles back to good

Corey Feldman’s live performance on the TODAY show was supposed to be a big opening for his new album, Angelic to the Core, and yes, that is punny. You may … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

The five greatest cover songs of all time

As a fan of music, and music videos, I applaud the decision by MTV to start a new channel that actually plays music videos instead of reality TV shows about … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

What Thor was doing during CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

I like it, I love it, I want some more of it. So why does this short bit with zero special effects work so well? Let’s take it apart. Comedy … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things to watch on Netflix, Part 1: CARTEL LAND

So I’ve been home almost two weeks after some surgery (I’m fine), and what do you do when you’re on painkillers, can’t drive and can’t write? You read books. And you … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Why the world needs newspapers more than ever

Today’s world runs on ideas, spread by the Series of Tubes–and those ideas are made of words. At the foundation of this pyramid of words and ideas sits an endangered … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Top 7 ways SUICIDE SQUAD went epically wrong—and could have gone right

Marvel and DC have taken comic books for kids and turned them into an unstoppable machine, designed to entertain the masses while making massive profits. When all the pieces fit … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

STAR TREK and STAR WARS are now opposite sides of the same repetitive story

I say this out of love, and not just because both series are (a) sci-fi space operas (b) starring ensemble casts of heroes with (c) both series taken over and vastly … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · 3 Comments