Author: Vincent

Hemon’s Book of Lives

Aleksandar Hemon’s book of essays, The Book of My Lives reminded me that when I moved back home after failing to make… read more Hemon’s Book of Lives

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Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

In her introduction to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Tara Masih defines flash fiction using… read more Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

David Bowie

The Venture Brothers is my favorite Bowie-Non-Bowie comedy performance. Kara Eva Schiegl writes a pithy piece on David Bowie as… read more David Bowie

Axel Greece

An 80s song for an 80s story. There are two very enigmatic men in Lyddie’s life: Phelps, her botanist husband,… read more Axel Greece

An Incredible iZombie Promise

Where ABC and Fox make you wait a week to see the latest episode (unless you have a cable subscription), The CW understands that it’s commercial TV (not subscription) and that its viewers can’t stop their worlds (no matter how much they want to) to sit and watch their favorite show or, as in my case, take a chance on a new one. … ”The Exterminator” is a good episode in my opinion because it got me wondering if Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the show’s creators, would ever make an episode where Liv is frustrated by the stereotypes people have about zombies (like the cavemen in the old GEICO ads ) or write an episode where Liv had to confront own biases towards “Walking Dead” type zombies.

Sequeling Shakespeare

Based on the novel “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada, “Basilisk” tells a story similar to Romeo and Juliet’s… read more Sequeling Shakespeare

Wayward Night

Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I want to believe M Night Shyamalan was… read more Wayward Night

Po-gart in The Jade Dodo

Kids React to Typewriters In the movie Kung Fu Panda, Po, a well-intentioned but bumbling dreamer, suddenly finds himself recruited… read more Po-gart in The Jade Dodo

Dear Nick and Elyse

Shirley Ellis doing the Name Game. Dear Nick and Elyse (and Lori): I saw your episode of Beyond the Tank…. read more Dear Nick and Elyse

Where Angel Should Have Gone

WARNING! SPOILERS! Child of television. When I was told AJ Scudiere’s Under Dark Skies was a “supernatural crime thriller” and… read more Where Angel Should Have Gone

The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

A friend once told me that Hesse’s Steppenwolf was a different book when read at 40 from when it was… read more The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

Virunga Ruined My Sunday

Admittedly, I should have read the description of Virunga more closely. All I saw on its Netflix banner was “Oscar… read more Virunga Ruined My Sunday

Nepali Moksha

“Jaya Nepal” needs a “Careless Whisper” level indiscretion to make the inclusion of Adriana worthwhile. For the untravelled (like me),… read more Nepali Moksha

The Xmas Grind

This is The Nightmare Before Christmas It would be unfair to say Christmas snuck up on me this year. It’s… read more The Xmas Grind

The Doctor Oswald

Remember the Thompson Twins’ “Doctor, Doctor?” WARNING SPOILERS! DISCLAIMER: I am not a Whovian, just a fan with a theory…. read more The Doctor Oswald

I’m A Sleepyhead

Before I begin writing about the Sleepy Hollow panel I attended at this year’s New York Comic Con, I’d like… read more I’m A Sleepyhead

Emma Lives!

I swear I heard TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook utter the word “atonement” during The Following panel he moderated at this… read more Emma Lives!

The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

The 2013 New York Comic Con was my “lost Comic Con,” I was there in body but my exhausted spirit… read more The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

Bowie is Documentary

There were two pieces of Bowie memorabilia I brought with me my freshman year of college and my first time… read more Bowie is Documentary

Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes

I tried to find a song or video the summed up the tone of Jacob Mendelsohn’s book without the religious… read more Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes