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Authenticity and the Shelf Life of Things in Pop Culture

Things created in pop culture have a limited shelf life. No matter how good, original and talented the initial creator of something is, over time people will become bored with or indifferent to the thing created. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Captain America: The First Avenger Review (2011)

As a kid growing up, I watched pro wrestling. Two massive hulking rippling muscled goons would bark at each other and shout about how they’d mop the floor with one another. The villain / bad guy wrestler would usually clobber … Continue reading

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Harry Potter 7 part 2 Review (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 and Captain America: The First Avenger each had something in common. For the most part they were good movies, but each lacked a satisfying ending. First Harry… For about a decade now, … Continue reading

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Lex Luthor: A Study in Supervillainy

I’m in the process of writing a script for a graphic novel. I’ve devised my main characters and have gotten stuck around writing the story for them. I got to thinking about the role of antagonists in stories. I decided … Continue reading

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