An Eerily Good Show

The good stuff. Back in the early 1990’s director Joe Dante (Matinee, Gremlins) made a little low-budget anthology show called Eerie, Indiana, that deserves a lot more love than it gets. The simple premise is that 14-year old Marshall Teller’s family drags him from New Jersey to a small town...

Yes, They Really Are That Good

Madmen. They did it.  The really did it. Arkhaven is dumping massive amounts of comics onto the internet under a “pay what you want” scheme, and it looks fantastic. Confession time.  I was skeptical about Arkhaven’s latest venture.  For one thing, I’m not a big comics fan.  For another,...

News (And Reviews) You Can Use

Things are changing.  More and more people are turning their backs on established corporate offerings, and that includes the bigger social media platforms and news sources, to start their own.  If you are into good fiction written from a classical American perspective, you should add UpstreamReviews to your daily...

Reclaiming the Culture, One Weird Hill At a Time

Wargaming. We don’t talk a lot about it here anymore.  Not since I revived War In a Box and launched the best dang wargame channel on YouTube.  But let’s go over my new focus a bit.  Even those of you who aren’t interested in wargames might be interested to...

Confederacy Ascendant

Been thinking about A Confederacy of Dunces a lot lately. For those who haven’t read it, this picaresque novel by John Kennedy Toole is about a bona-fide dyed-in-the-wool gamma male who bumbles his way through life. He is the kind of guy who goes to movies specifically to hate on...

Counterpart: An Early and Hesitant Recommendation

You guys might like this one. The marketing kind of kills a big reveal – suprise! there’s an alternate earth and our main character’s double shows up in “our” timeline to wreak havoc.  J. K. Simmons plays two very different Howard Silk’s – one casual and friendly if a...

There Is Still Good In Them…

It’s just buried.   Deep. They’ve been suppressed in the past.  We can do it again. We can rebuild them. We have the technology. Better than before.  ...

A Second Look at the Emperor’s New Clothes

The words hung in the air. “The Emperor has no clothes!” A stunned crowd waited for a heartbeat, then a second, and then swiftly turned on the small boy who dared cry out the seditious phrase.  Fists fell, elbows jostled, voices shouted in anger, and feet kicked out with...