9 dark character archetypes to help you succeed and be a better person
Applied Pop Culture

9 dark character archetypes to help you succeed and be a better person

Fear. Sadness. Anger. Envy. Jealousy. Guilt. Loneliness. The so-called negative emotions. Here are 9 archetypes from pop culture that will not only help you cope with your negative emotions, they will help you channel those emotions into good, productive activity.

Lizabett Russo sings of being far from home in new single ‘Forgiven’
Music

Lizabett Russo sings of being far from home in new single ‘Forgiven’

Indie singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo, whom we interviewed and reviewed late last year, has just put out a new single called “Forgiven,” and I hope that I too may be forgiven if I again rave about this gifted musician whose work I’ve been a big fan of since first hearing her fine debut EP, The Traveller’s Song.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/17/20
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/17/20

I have to confess, when The New 52 hit the shelves in 2012, I was really uncomfortable. Not only was the entire comic history of the DC universe as I knew rendered obsolete but it also made me feel … old. But after a couple of years of reading The New 52, I am re-thinking this.

A look back at Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’
Books

A look back at Gabriel García Márquez’s ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’

The very recent passing of Nobel-prize winning author Gabriel García Márquez represents a loss of one the world’s most lyrical novelists. Although he is probably best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, my personal favorite is Love in the Time of Cholera.

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ is a world worth getting lost in | review part 2
Games

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ is a world worth getting lost in | review part 2

It’s debatable whether any MMORPG can ever offer absolute freedom, but ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ does its best to accomplish this without tearing away the exact elements which define it as an MMORPG.

Hear a choir of crazy, screaming goats sing the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme
TV

Hear a choir of crazy, screaming goats sing the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme

Are you ready for the madness that is the Game of Goats?

This video of two grannies riding a plane for the first time will lift your spirits
Applied Pop Culture

This video of two grannies riding a plane for the first time will lift your spirits

This short film about two old Dutch grannies riding a plane for the first time is marvelous. Watch it. You won’t regret it.

How Two-Face represents the duality within us all
Comics

How Two-Face represents the duality within us all

Through all his incarnations, Two-Face represents the choice everyone has of what path to go down in life.

Stephen King tweets ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler and invokes the wrath of Twitter (again!)
Books

Stephen King tweets ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler and invokes the wrath of Twitter (again!)

In his latest Twitter oopsie, Stephen King tweeted a massive Game of Thrones spoiler right after the last episode finished airing on the east coast, which of course meant that it hadn’t yet aired on the west coast. You can imagine the reaction.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/10/2014
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/10/2014

Here’s on deck for tonight’s package of pernicious picks. It’s an eclectic mix, and Marvel has the top-heavy selection for my pulls this week. But does quantity also bring quality to bear?

Marvel meets high fashion in ‘Project Runway: Under the Gunn — Superhero Fashion’
Comics

Marvel meets high fashion in ‘Project Runway: Under the Gunn — Superhero Fashion’

This week’s fashion challenge was an outfit inspired by Marvel heroes. Were the designers able to rise up to the challenge?

The 10 coolest supporting characters in ‘Game of Thrones’
Books

The 10 coolest supporting characters in ‘Game of Thrones’

Everyone loves following the adventures of Danaerys, Tyrion and Arya. But the real strength of A Song of Ice and Fire is the supporting cast of fully-realized characters who bring George R. R. Martin’s world to life. With the fourth season just days away, here are the top ten coolest supporting characters in the Game of Thrones universe.

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ impresses so far with its depth, detail and beauty | review part 1
Games

‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ impresses so far with its depth, detail and beauty | review part 1

Thus far Elder Scrolls Online has impressed with its staggering level of refinement both large and small. It may be early in the game, but I can’t envision this becoming the gear chase that many of its contemporaries do. At least not while there’s still so much to develop about what’s in my character rather than what‘s on it.

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/02/2014
Comics

Captain Kirk’s Pick of the Pulls – 04/02/2014

A comic-loving friend of mine once said to me that his ideal day would be to shut himself up in a room filled with all the comics that he would want to read and not come out until he’d read them.

‘Noah’ can’t wash away its sins
Movies

‘Noah’ can’t wash away its sins

Noah is a big risk by a brilliant director which leaves a lot to complain about and not enough good to wash its sins away.

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