Clipping: Paste Interview with Tom King and Mitch Gerads RE new Mister Miracle

New Mister Miracle hits a little close to home: Paste: Tom, you’ve described this as “an epic about a harrowing tale trying not to be told.” That’s an amazing contradiction. Why would an epic not want to be told? King: I think because it’s your epic, or it’s like in an interview like this, or … More Clipping: Paste Interview with Tom King and Mitch Gerads RE new Mister Miracle

Movie Night with Sabor: Waterworld (1995)

My partner is Sabor the lioness–a curious animal who shares my sense of humor even if we’re different species with different aesthetic sensibilities.  Sometimes we like to watch old genre movies and we write down her thoughts about them.  The other night we finally watched Waterworld.  She demanded her thoughts be published here. Waterworld needs no … More Movie Night with Sabor: Waterworld (1995)

From Katanga to Hiroshima; or the Pulp Fiction Author Who Was a Spy

In a book review last week, I mentioned that the uranium used to explode Hiroshima and Nagasaki (pictured above) came from the Belgian Congo.  Today, I’ll look more at that through Spies in the Congo (2016) by Susan Williams, with an audio book narrated by Justine Eyre.  The book is about how OSS agents and their “cut-outs” secured … More From Katanga to Hiroshima; or the Pulp Fiction Author Who Was a Spy

An Ape-Man for All Seasons: Tarzan for May Day

[Tarzan] toured much of England. He loved the Lake District when it was not raining. . . .But he was appalled by the grey, grimy, dismal factory cities of Manchester and Liverpool. What he learned of the lives of the factory workers enabled him to understand his [self-proletarianized Socialist] grandfather’s strong reactions. But he had … More An Ape-Man for All Seasons: Tarzan for May Day