Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nerds from The Atlantic like Captain America too

Including Ta-Nahesi Coates, winner of the National Book Award and writer of the current Black Panther comic. There's nothing earth-shaking in the Atlantic's Picking Sides in Captain America: Civil War, but it's a fun panel discussion, and it makes me happy to know that a real-deal intellectual like TNC also thinks "it was a really, really good movie."

Worlds collide

What if Wes Anderson Directed X-Men? Not perfect, but it has moments of greatness. Well worth your time.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The dark side of men's book clubs

The New York Times profiled men's book clubs last week, and it sounds like they interviewed some real creepers.
Perhaps because participation in reading groups is perceived as a female activity, some all-male book clubs have an outsize need to proclaim the endeavor’s masculinity. In addition to going by the name the Man Book Club, for instance, Mr. McCullough’s group expresses its notion of manliness through the works it chooses to read. “We do not read so-called chick lit,” he said. “The main character cannot be a woman.”

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Osmond Star Wars Episode

Here's a way better, and way shorter, late-70s "Star Wars" spin-off, courtesy of Donny and Marie Osmond. Featuring Paul Lynde as Tarkin, Redd Foxx as Obi-Wan, and Kris Kristofferson as Han Solo, because why the hell not.