Episode Review: Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker

The episode opens with the panting breaths of Jon Snow, filtered through Davos’s point of view, forcing the viewer to experience Jon’s panic through the otherness of disembodied breath. The only other sound in… Continue reading

The Art of Duende

Since Federico Garcia Lorca, a prominent artists in Spain, known for his poetry and plays, reconstituted the meaning of duende, defining it for a new generation of artists, the word no longer fills… Continue reading

Episode Review: The 100: Red Sky Morning

  What remains of the original 100 have either taken the key and now live in the City of Light or are attempting to destroy Alie, the artificial intelligence bent on chipping all… Continue reading

Notes on the Episode: Fear the Walking Dead: Blood in the Streets

The episode opens with Nick fighting against the tide as he swims to shore. The sudden appearance of a helicopter flying overhead causes him to look up and follow its flightpath, which reveals… Continue reading

Event Review: The Dome Awakens: A Star Wars Celebration

  It’s a Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Public Library. I am here for the Worlds of Star Wars Talk. The speakers, Lisa Will and Shane Haggard, are both professors at San… Continue reading

Notes on Art Brut

Art brut, also known as outsider art, is not merely an expression of “madness.” It goes beyond the constructs of language into a deeper realm of consciousness. It disobeys the formula of lines,… Continue reading

Event Review: Sacred Geography: Dispatches from India by Harold Jaffe

It’s a Friday evening at the San Diego Theosophy Center, and few people are talking. The room is warm despite the open window. Professor Harold Jaffe is all in black, a sensible button-up,… Continue reading

Event review: Never Cross a Word: 100th Anniversary of the CrossWord Puzzle

First off, I have not been to a city library in years, or done a crossword puzzle in even longer. But I thought, why not conquer both on the same day. On December… Continue reading

Book Review: Twittering from the Circus of the Dead

Joe Hill writes Twittering from the Circus of the Dead in a twitter style format, and has fittingly only made Twittering… available through electronic print. The digital cover of a hand-drawn dead twitter and shaded grey… Continue reading

Event Review: Sandra Alcosser at Living Writers Series

Room 430. Many have stood in this room, presenting their work in and outside of academia, sharing their lives after their own journey through college. On December 3, at San Diego State University’s… Continue reading

Book Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

It’s easy to confuse the title with The Walking Dead, but no, there are no zombies in this new YA novel. Instead, horror bleeds out of the living, capturing the terror that a… Continue reading

Event Review: Eat! Read! Party! holiday event at Mysterious Galaxy

I love bookstores. From used bookstores to quirky indie shops to tiny, cluttered stores with ceiling-high stacks of books to boxy superstores. All of them. A bookstore is more than a place to… Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn’s third novel, Gone Girl, is the story of a marriage gone very wrong. Nick and Amy have married for five years. They met in New York, but then both got laid… Continue reading

Breaking Bad: Break Down

FYI: Spoiler Alert Breaking Bad’s last season came and went too fast for fans such as myself. It was difficult to accept that Walter White and his mischievous crystal meth business came to… Continue reading

Book Review: The Longings of Wayward Girls

Semi-Spoiler Alert! If you enjoy mysterious thrillers then you came to the right place. Think of this novel as a tightly wound up ribbon baton that slowly unravels as the chapters alternate from… Continue reading

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