Upcoming movies and some guest posts

We are so close to Wedding Day! And given that, my general ability to think thoughts is pretty depleted. Please instead enjoy this pulpy post. But first, some housekeeping for all you lovely readers. I'm featuring a few guest bloggers over the next few weeks while I'm away getting married and traveling and such. I'm... Continue Reading →

Depictions of AI

Hey, friends. This weekend is Roanoke Author Invasion! I'm bringing a bunch of books and oddments, so I hope to see you there! I promise to take more pictures this time and post them for you next week, but until then please enjoy this discussion of robots and artificial intelligence. A few weeks ago I... Continue Reading →

New York, Lorca, and Movies

There are whole essays written on Federico Garcia Lorca, whose work has appeared on this blog before and who continues to be an important part of my literary education, mostly because all of my literary education of note has occurred in Spanish and El Ogro, soul of my soul, professor of the highest order, may he... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Beasts: my feelings

So I felt really, really upset after watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this past week. Some people seem to have really liked it, which is baffling to me. I grew up on Harry Potter, like many in my generation, generally loved the books, and for me this movie was an uncomfortable, disconcerting experience... Continue Reading →

Feminine horror and Ex Machina

Is Ex Machina feminist, or a subversion of a feminist trope? This is a question that has haunted me since watching the movie a few months ago. Spoilers, as might be expected. Still reading? Good. I watched Ex Machina expecting something earth-shattering, since it had been recommended to me by someone who was a fan... Continue Reading →

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