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May 16 2014

Adventures In Screenwriting: The Amazing Leigh Brackett

Pop quiz: What do The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Long Goodbye, and The Empire Strikes Back have in common? Answer: They were all written or co-written by the same woman, the amazing...
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January 3 2014

Luke, I am Your Refrigerator...

Right before Han Solo was frozen in carbonite he issued one of the most famous lines in cinema as Princess Leia says she loves him: he knows. In fact, Star Wars is full of some of the most memorable...
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November 19 2012

Oh, the Weather Outside is . . . Forceful?

As the weather turns foul and you’re looking for more indoor activities, perhaps you’d consider cutting some innovative paper snowflakes? Both last year and this year, Anthony Herrera...
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October 13 2012

Classics and Modernism at New York Comic Con

Sure, there are great panels, interesting signings, cool video games, and even the chance to hobnob with your idols, but one of the best things about going to a Comic Con is just looking at the cosplayers...
June 8 2012

The Appeal of the Antihero

First, let me clarify what I mean when I use the term “antihero” in this piece. (Or should I say qualify? You decide.) I mean not a traditional hero. I mean someone with flaws or with blood on their...
June 4 2012

Photobombing History: When Stalin “Met” Darth Vader

Okay, so Darth Vader never met Stalin, nor was there an epic conspiracy for Batman to help Fidel Castro take over Cuba. But wouldn’t it be awesome if they had? Indonesian photographer, Agan Harahap,...
April 28 2012

What Would You Do if Darth Vader Got on Your Subway Car?

Anything can happen in New York City and Improv Everywhere, a NYC-based self-proclaimed, “prank collective” helps make that a reality.  Their motto is, “We Cause Scenes.”  They...