What does it take to be remembered?
Forest Born of the Books of Bayern series by Shannon Hale
The Well of Memory.
It’s summer. Pour yourself a drink and enjoy a pop country playlist.
Genius Greedy Mouse
War for the Planet of the Apes” is the rare third entry that actually tops its predecessors.
On Bargain Shark Cages
George Romero has died. His contributions, like his beloved monsters, have not.
Spending time with old Friends.
X-Com 2 is one of the *GOOD* sequels
Naked people in pornography and naked people in media are two very different types of naked people, implies Ross Douthat routinely.
In which I am the last person on Earth to discover that cable television is doomed.
It’s not exactly a light carbon footprint if you rely upon the existence of stores full of goods and services to be available whenever you need them.
A Forest In Norway.
Every so often I ever so fleetingly have hope
Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows
“If you die before you die, then when you die, you will not die” – inscription on a wall in Mount Athos’s Saint Paul Monastery
On rock climbing.
A family is not a democracy.
So You Want To Kill A Character And Have It Be Shocking
(Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and Sopranos and touches on The Waltons and Night Court)
Holy cow, I found a gem on Steam for less than two bucks.
You need to get Pony Island. You need to get Pony Island *NOW*.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
On Things That I Really Should Have Seen Coming, But Totally Didn’t
How the difference between Up and Inside Out helps me explain my take on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (Just assume spoilers for every movie named here.)
With a free bonus Ballgate Scandal!
It is the nature of seasons to end.
It is the nature of hardcore characters to die.
A HUD proposal last year aims to create more opportunity for recipients of housing aid. Could it work?
Is it possible to make an album when everybody is totally tripping on acid?
As it turns out, it is.
Shared Universes are a recommendation algorithm and a sequel factory and our enjoyment or lack thereof doesn’t really factor in.
So let’s say you’re having a movie night for co-workers.
You need to pick a movie that will get the most people to say “okay, I’ll come to your movie night”.
What movie do you pick?
Firefly. The video game. Only harder.
“I’m going to be getting a crown”, I told my co-worker.
Their eyebrows knitted.
“At the dentist”, I clarified.
I bought an album that is the best album I’ve listened to in years. Seriously.
It’s Nothing’s “Tired of Tomorrow”
It is exceedingly difficult to get people to tell each other new and different stories than they do.
Yet it may prove to be existentially important to persuade them to do exactly that.
On Craig McCracken