Category Archives: Analysis

An Open Letter to Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Note: If you are unaware of it, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig went on an extended tirade online against Star Wars fans for being racist, bigoted, white supremacist, misogynistic, illiterate, masculinist, mediocre, and possessing an overabundance of earwax. Okay, that last part … Continue reading

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“Annihilation” and My Spiritual Journey

About halfway through Lent, I decided to check out a new sci-fi horror film called Annihilation, which follows a group of scientists on an expedition into a mysterious “shimmer” that has already swallowed up multiple military teams. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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Book Awards Season, 2018

If you’re like me, you’re a little weary of posts about awards. Though I’m of the persuasion where I ignore everything but book awards, and I still ignore most of those. This will be a quick reminder for those out … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Rogue One: A Catholic Story

Robert Towne writes about Catholic parallels in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading

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Not Clowning Around: a Catholic Take on IT

I’m not someone who generally seeks out horror movies; when I went to see the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, I was doing going to see a movie with friends. I wasn’t quite sure what I was … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Marvel at #SDCC 2017: Captain Marvel, Thor, and Infinity War

This probably qualifies as being geeky enough for our readership: a quick look at some of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe had at San Diego Comic Con this year. This is “some,” in part, because they dropped an Infinity War … Continue reading

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