Monthly Archives: March 2016

The queer adolescent’s guide to Epic Fantasy

Last night This American Life replayed one of my top five favourite stories. Just South of the Unicorns is the true tale of a lonely teenager in the Eighties who hops a plane to Florida in search of his favourite … Continue reading

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Horror movies for pussies

Last night I did something I rarely do: I a saw scary movie in the theatre.  I doubt that 10 Cloverfield Lane counts as a horror movie by die-hard horror fans, but this was a big step for me—like having … Continue reading

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Buying a movie ticket should not be this hard

Remember back in the day, when if you wanted to see a movie with your friends, you’d just call them on a rotary phone, arrange a time to meet at the theatre, buy your tickets and then go see the … Continue reading

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Hand in glove: The People V OJ Simpson

It’s funny, when the OJ Simpson trial was being broadcast live on TV, I didn’t want anything to do with it, but now that Ryan Murphy has turned the trial of the previous century into a TV mini-series, it’s become … Continue reading

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In your face!

I work as a technical writer which is the best job I’ve ever had. Not only do I get to write for a living, but I get to use my brain so I can explain how things work to people … Continue reading

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Train wreck

I spent the better part of the weekend watching the media beat up Donald Trump for inciting violence at his rallies. Wallowing in bad news is something I do; I did it with Hurricane Katrina; I did it with the … Continue reading

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Out of time but not out of mind

Facebook has this great way of reminding me that I’m aging a faster than I can stop to live in the moment without feeling like I’m missing out on something. Today on my news feed some asshole decided to inform … Continue reading

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A blast of presidential wackiness from the past

Being There by Jerzy Kosiński My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had to go back and read this with the crazy Republican primaries going on in the States right now. Modern technology makes the plot implausible in 2016, but … Continue reading

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