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If American Horror Story on FX makes you uncomfortable, you aren’t the only one: the show premiered last month with the highest numbers ever for the Fox-owned cable outlet. And I’m one in the legion of fans who’ve become mildly obsessed with the twisted, mind-bending story about a newly transplanted family, their haunted/cursed Los Angeles [...]
A few weeks ago I wrote about how Paramount’s casting decision for The Last Airbender was a lost opportunity for minority actors and mitigates Hollywood’s progress as a whole. Under the guise of meritocracy, it seems like a big studio favored what it thinks is most marketable over the integrity of the franchise – of [...]
When it comes to following people on twitter, I’m somewhat on the ascetic side. It’s not that I don’t WANT to follow tweeps (friends, colleagues, randoms I’ve met); it’s just that there is only so much information I want from only so many people/entities. If you’re an avid tweeter, at some point or another, you [...]
I hate yoga. Okay, maybe I don’t hate it as much as I’m just “not into it.” Unfortunately for me, though, if Californians had an official religion, yoga would be it with instructor yogis our clergymen/women, stretchy pants from Lululemon our “Sunday best” outfits, and those sprawling mirrored yoga studios our churches. And there I [...]
Finally, a new blog post after some blogger’s block and a sudden upswing in my schedule. Recently, I started doing some correspondent work for FEARnet, a veritable mecca for horror, sci-fi, and fantasy enthusiasts, amateurs, and hardcore fanboys/girls alike. Being a FEARnetter has made me question what really scares me — what elicits the kind [...]
There’s been a call to shut down the website of every daily newspaper in the U.S., in association with the Associated Press, for a week. Independence Day is the proposed start date of this temporary “dark” period, the date picked in an effort to stress print media’s founding role in American democracy and emphasize to [...]