How Far From Home Reaffirms a Minor Spider-Man Fan Theory

Another Fan Theory Friday (on a Saturday) You have presumably seen Spider-Man: Far From Home by now. If you haven’t, I think it's safe to assume that it’s not particularly important to you. This is my way of telling you that everything that follows contains spoilers for the latest Spider-Man film, including discussion of that …

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Is Captain America Ruining Grief Counseling?

A Very Minor Avengers Fan Theory There is a lot to be said about the latest Avengers film.  To begin with: I liked it. A lot. However, there’s one scene that I can’t get out of my head. It’s a scene that made headlines for a different reason, as it contains the first (openly) gay …

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A Fan Theory on Chewbacca at the End of A New Hope

It's another Fan Theory Friday. Although this is a special one, on a Saturday, because today is Star Wars Day. Today's fan theory is in honor of Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca and passed away this week at the age of 74. There is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. A …

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Why I’m Reluctant to Write About the Final Game of Thrones Season

I realized something a few weeks ago. Something that surprised me. Something that had not occurred to me but that, as soon as I realized it, I was shocked I had not realized sooner. Listen: I am burned out on Game of Thrones. I am tired of talking about it, reading about it, hearing about …

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The Harry Potter Fan Theory That Explains Hogwarts’ Finances

Just another Fan Theory Friday I finished reading the Harry Potter novels at the age of thirty. I read the first four books as they were released, starting the first one when I was twelve. By the time the fifth one (The Order of the Phoenix) was released, I had lost interest and started to …

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What is Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself?

It's a book that is real. Over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself repeatedly fielding one particular question: “what’s the deal with this book?” This question has been presented to me in various ways, sometimes in statement form, with iterations including: “You have been so quiet about this. What is it?”"Why does your book …

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Why Will Ferrell Should’ve Played George W. Bush in Vice

A sort of (but not really) film review Let’s get something out of the way: yes, Christian Bale is great in Vice. He crushes it. He destroys it. He is Dick Cheney. People are saying he deserves awards and he appears to be winning them and, sure, he deserves the awards. He deserves the praise, …

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Anyone else still thinking about that Black Mirror guinea pig?

A Black Mirror Fan Theory This post is part of Fan Theory Fridays, in which we share and explore a new fan theory about a film, television series, book, or other fictional narrative. Like a lot of people, I like the show Black Mirror. I enjoy watching it, even when it's overly dark or predictable …

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