Dr. Mabuse is Weimar Berlin’s Professor Moriarty. He uses his power like a kid kicking over an anthill and watching the insects run.
Wrapping up the Oregon trip, in which we discover new favorite bookstores and stumble upon rarities in the oddest places. Also, cats.
It’s another month, and that means it’s time for Previews! We’re saltier than usual, and there’s a bit more cheesecake than usual, so you’ve been warned!
In which we investigate various thrift stores and bookshops in the Willamette Valley along the old Highway 99E in Oregon, and come up with some cool stuff.
Yeah, I’m just going to write about the Eagles and football, and that’s it. You’ll just have to deal with it!
I see it more and more often these days: People complaining about politics in a creator’s stories. Usually, they’re offended because the creator’s politics don’t align with their own, but sometimes, they’re offended because there’s politics in there at all. It’s a dumb argument, because politics have always been a part of superhero comics.
Once in a while, the studio machine gets it right, and what was supposed to be a typical genre picture hits all the right notes and becomes a timeless classic that transcends genre. The audience, or at least a segment of the audience, responds on a visceral level to the film, and it becomes a landmark in their lives. I believe Black Panther is one such film.