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Who Am I Descended From?

If someone suggested to you that you could have been an alien in some former life. What would be your initial reply?

Sean Carver would be like most people, and burst out laughing at such an idea. 1,387 more words

Science Fiction

A Look Back: The Best Films of 2011

In this series I like to call “A Look Back”, I will be recounting certain years in film, director’s filmography, and actor’s careers.  To kick things off, here are my favorite films of 2011 (a particularly good year in film I thought). 2,531 more words

Film Beat

Day 85: My tall, dark great-grandfather and other pieces of information

Plan a big project and finish it ahead of time.

The best projects are those you never can finish. The second best are those you can’t hurry. 941 more words


The Modern Byronic Hero

Popularized by Lord Byron, the Byronic hero is a fiction character type that has been around  for centuries and its wake can be felt in today’s popular culture.   951 more words


Rooms of Wonder

(for Jason Singh, who sang the shapes of ancient vessels as artist in residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London)



Rooms of wonder, of gold and silver plunder, 297 more words

Thing(s) No. 2-3: Portraits from the Old Country

Frank McCourt once wrote, “Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.”

Today, many Americans will celebrate all things Irish, unaware that, as one article discovered, … 748 more words