Archives for March 2010
This weekend I saw Repo Men so I could review it for Tor.com. I know there had been some internet chatter about how this film stole its premise from Repo! The Genetic Opera. Since futuristic body-as-commodity stories are not singular, I didn’t worry about it. (Plus, if you ask me, someone is welcome to make a movie off Repo!s premise, since it would be nice to see a movie with that concept that didn’t completely suck, but that’s a different argument.) Anyway, long story short, it doesn’t steal much from… Read more »
Repo Men: Take That Back
There’s a moment early in Repo Men in which Jude Law’s Remy, an artificial-organ retrieval operative, is reclaiming the liver of a past-due gentlemen whom Remy has tasered to subdue. In the middle of Remy’s legally-mandated questionnaire about whether the man would like to have an ambulance present, the man’s date attacks Remy. “There’s no need for violence, miss,” assures Remy, and promptly tasers her, too. Most of Repo Men feels like this. I don’t mean stale one-liners inserted into a premise that devolves into a by-the-book dystopia. I mean,… Read more »

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The Workings Of Nature: Naturalist Writing And Making Sense Of The World, NPR.org

Review: The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, NPR.org

TV: The Other Side: Barb and the Women of Stranger Things, Vox

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Review: Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud, NPR.org

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Emerald City Comicon, April 7-10, 2016

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NYCC, October 5-9, 2016