Category Archives: Media

The topic of media and communication in all of its various forms

Reprint: “Of Witchcraft, Brewsters and Beer”

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Preface – How I Learned the True Tale of the Witch I first met noted beer anthropologist Alan Eames in 2006 when he (along with comic artist Stephen Bissette and Joe Citro) organized the first (and sadly, only) “Lovecraft In Vermont” conference in Brattleboro. The conference was a weekend affair, primarily taking place with speakers […]

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The Catalyst of the Story (or, The Alchemy of Breaking Bad)

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I haven’t yet watched the first episode of the final season of Breaking Bad, but I’m eager to see how it all ends. I feel a slight trepidation that it’ll end poorly, but surely not as badly as LOST or Battlestar Galactica… I’m confident that Vince Gilligan will not do me wrong. There’s a lot […]

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New York Asian Film Festival 2010 – GO SEE IT

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I’m going out on a limb and saying that NYAFF is the best film festival you can see in New York City. Why is that, you may ask? Well, I will cite the following:

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How To End LOST Without Turning Science Fiction Into Religious Fantasy.

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Sorry folks, but religious fantasy does not equal science fiction. Ever. If you haven’t seen the end of LOST yet, you don’t care enough about the show to care about spoilers, so, here goes: The Hydrogen Bomb goes off. Daniel Faraday’s plan succeeds, even though he dies, and he knows this because he’s a mega-genius, […]

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The Selfish Gene (1976)

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“Digital computers are examples of large and versatile electronic devices which can be used for generating complex timed patterns of movements. The basic component of a modern electronic machine like a computer is the semiconductor, or which a familiar form is the transistor. Survival machines seem to have bypassed the cam and the punched card […]

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