Category Archives: pop culture

Morbius and Moon Knight Demonstrate the Difference in Handling IPs

Sony’s Morbius is a bad film that gets worse the more it is discussed. Moon Knight is a promising show that improves with analysis. This illustrates the basic mistake film companies outside Marvel Studies continue to make when producing comic … Continue reading

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Sunday Chill: We All Need That Soft Groove Sometimes

Been a long, challenging week. Got my geezer badge, irreversibly sliding into the fourth quarter. Buried a mother who was at best equal parts battle and blessing. And I did all that with my Irish siblings whom I love, but … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FUN: Is Moonknight the MCU’s First Horror Character?

When I was a kid, I delivered newspapers in the morning and put the Sunday papers together at Tony’s candy store. From the money I made, I put $5 aside every week for comic books. At the time, the cost … Continue reading

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TBT: Layla and Layla Revisited Are Both Classic for Different Reasons

The year 1970 was the beginning of a golden era of great music from many genres. Records hit the airwaves that still resonate today, from “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon & Garfunkel to “American Woman” by The Guess Who, … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WIP: Me

Today I turn 60 years old. And I feel like I have hardly begun. Yes, I have been an award-winning journalist, teacher, union president, Board of Education vice president, actor, producer, and director, but mostly, I’ve been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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TUESDAY MUST READS: Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue (a guest blog by the Neighborhood Connect)

Hey, how ya doin’? How’s your Ma? Tell her I said hello, all right? Look, I know why you’re coming around. Books. Everyone who wants to see me is looking for a good read. Legally, I don’t know what any … Continue reading

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MONDAY MUSINGS: Historic Honors and a Slap Overshadow Oscars Other Big Winner

History was made at the Oscars last night with a more diverse set of winners than ever before, including people of color, deaf performers, women, and LGBTQ artists. And yes, a comedian was slapped by a husband for a cheap, … Continue reading

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Saturday Self- Promotion: Tell The Damn Story podcast is still relevant for aspiring and emerging writers

With 222 episodes under its belt, Tell The Damn Story, a podcast for aspiring and emerging writers, is not only going strong, it is improving, if I do say so myself. Full disclosure, I am one of the co-hosts of … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FUN: Revisiting Daredevil has been a treat

With only a slight switch to patron’s viewing status, Disney+ is making its entire catalog available, including the Marvel Netflix shows. A recent rebinging of Daredevil season one reveals two things, especially after watching four Disney+ MCU shows: these shows … Continue reading

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Here’s to You, 2022

by Christopher Ryan Last night was a pretty honest mess. Miley’s party was self-conscious and apologetic. Ryan Seacrest’s joy seemed forced, almost desperate. And seeing Anderson Cooper drunk on air again just underscored how few fucks we have left to … Continue reading

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