Category: Reviews

I’m Not There

Reposted from 2007 I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear...

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Gallery of Echoes

Shadowbox Live is a musical theater cabaret in Columbus that is best known for its seasonal shows combining original sketch comedy with live performances of well-known music, chiefly in the rock genre. A longtime...

Kindred

The late, great Octavia Butler was best-known as a rare black female superstar in a genre –science-fiction –largely dominated by white men. One of her most famous and influential books, however, was not science-fiction...

Synecdoche, New York

Originally posted in 2008. Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut is a fractal hallucination. I’ve been a fan of Charlie Kaufman for years, and it’s been interesting to see how his work transforms under the guidance...

Action Philosophers

I’m behind on posting this week, so here’s a link to one of the most entertaining pop-culture takes on philosophy, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s “Action Philosophers.” If you’ve never encountered it, be...

Moon Hooch New Year’s Concert Review

A few weeks back I interviewed the band “Moon Hooch” prior to their New Year’s Eve concert (which I attended as their guest). Here are my impressions of the show: Moon Hooch is a...