NBC’s “Kings” and my Catholic education.
NBC is premiering their “New York is a kingdom! Also, have some Bible!” series, Kings, in about two weeks. I lay out the buzz over at Tor.com. It’s based loosely on the Biblical story of the life of King David. I know a little about the life of King David, because I went to Catholic school on Monday nights after my secular school day.…
“29 Union Leaders” on EscapePod!
“29 Union Leaders Can’t Be Wrong” is up on Escape Pod! I have to wait until I’m home from work to listen to it, but I’m stoked. Mostly because I look like a badass in the parental warning underneath the intro: “Rated R. Contains adult situations and violence.” That’s right! Adult situations AND violence.…
YOU ALWAYS WIN. AND LOSE.
Oh, ONTD. 90% of the time you are Jensen Ackles picspams. 10% of the time, you are gold. Scenes from the new sitcom “I Love Rorschach.”…
The Campbell.
So, I’m eligible for the Campbell. I’m in superexcellent company, which Mary Robinette Kowal points out, so I have no expectations. I’m frankly excited just to be eligible. In early 2007, I was working at a job I hated. I hadn’t written anything in two years – the same two years I had been at my job, which didn’t occur to me until later.…
I knew I had seen it before!
This is the runway version of Marisa Tomei’s dress from the Oscars: And I stared at it for about thirty seconds before I finally figured out what it reminded me of! It reminds me of a very sharp-edged and postmodern take on Mina’s red dinner dress from Dracula, which I saw recently at the Gothic exhibit at FIT.…
Eleventh Hour: “Minamata”
This show has GOT to be kidding. I recap the episode at Tor.com as per usual. You will notice that there is yet ANOTHER mother figure. It’s no mystery why they’re there, in general; mother figures have a built-in motivation, so they are a godsend for lazy TV writers since no one questions a mother’s desire to protect her kid.…