Open Letter to Kevin Feige, Re: Spider-Man

Dear Kevin, Hey, congrats. Nice deal. Well done. I'm a big fan – both of you and of Marvel (though the Marvel fandom goes back a bit further). But you're doing awesome work, and I trust what you have in mind for Spidey 100%.  That said, I've...

The Rules Of Violence – Part Three

With the airing of 'The Rains of Castamere' on last night's Game Of Thrones, this seems like a great jumping off moment to continue the discussion of violence. If we can stop weeping and retching.  For those of us who love the books, the Red Wedding...

Kit & Tex – A Pair of Birthdays

Today is Christopher "Kit" Marlowe's birthday. He would be 448 years old. The son of a shoemaker, he wrote some of the most provocative plays of his day, always challenging authority – which is perhaps why he was forced to act as a spy for Her...

Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare

I don’t have much time for this, but with the movie opening today I feel the need to dive in to the ANONYMOUS business, if briefly. Let me say at the outset that I have enjoyed Roland Emmerich’s early films, though I haven’t seen any of his recent...