9 Reasons to Start Reading Moby-Dick on its 166th Birthday

It's no secret that I'm a pretty big Moby-Dick fan. Or, if it was a secret to you, then this might be the first thing you've read by me. Which is cool, if that's the case (thanks!). Anyway, in honor of Moby-Dick's 166th birthday, here are nine reasons that you finally need to read it. …

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What References, Depictions, and Themes Should We Anticipate in Fargo’s Season 3?

While this blog's last Fargo article gave you a list of ways to get hyped for the forthcoming third season, it didn't go very deep into what we've seen in Fargo so far and what we can expect in the third season. The following is some of what I expect to see in this upcoming third …

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The World Needs Bad Men: How the Bush Era Caused the Anti-Hero Wave that Gave Rise to Trump

Toward the finale of the 2016 election, Mike Huckabee took to Fox News to give a defense of Donald Trump that I’ve been mulling over in my head ever since. I see Trump as Capt Quint (Robert Shaw) on the boat, Orca, in the movie "Jaws." He's salty, drunk and says incorrect things. He spits …

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Happy Black Friday 2015 from David Foster Wallace

A week ago yesterday - on Wednesday, November 25 - I came across a deal on Amazon: a free digital download of the SD version of the David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour. The deal materialized as part of Black Friday Week, the manic celebration of capitalism that has eclipsed Thanksgiving during …

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How Has This Not Happened Yet: Natalie Portman in a Sequel to The Professional

This is another guest post, the second in the new guest author series. This post is authored by Russ Ball, a haiku writer and film fan. Okay, film fans. There's something we need to talk about: the universe owes us a debt. There are things that are simply supposed to happen.  When you place bread …

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Guest Post: The Five Most Haunting Films to Watch This Halloween

The following is written by guest blogger McLong, as part of a new guest writer series in which we will be featuring various writers: As children, we overloaded on candy. Now we overload on horror movies. All of them: the good, the bad, the gory. I'm a poster child of desensitized America, unscathed by what an average …

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