Back in World War II, when it was being attacked by the Nazi war machine, the Soviet Union had quite a few women serving in its armed forces. The Soviet airwomen in particular distinguished themselves in combat roles, and there’s a very good book and a more recent comic book series that examine this aspect of wartime history.
A lot of movies that I love are widely regarded as bad; they are often labeled flops, failures, train wrecks, disasters… and once in a while, I feel like defending one of them. Today it’s Steven Spielberg’s biggest flop, the big-budget comedy spectacular called 1941.
Can you handle the truth? Read on … if you dare!
When I was first starting to write, back in my teens, I dreamed of turning pro. Now a couple of my students have done it and I could not be prouder.
The Unsung examines works of popular culture that are critically acclaimed but not popular, popular but not critically acclaimed, or neither. Today I’m writing about Christopher Hinz’s magnum opus, the Paratwa trilogy!
If writers turn terrorist we’ll all be in trouble. Writers such as Richard Condon and Robert Bloch routinely come up with scarier terrorist plots than the ones in real life. …
It seems – at least to me – that there is a subset of Star Trek fans who really don’t like the third season of the original series. Why is that?