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SIX OF THE WORST… questions I was left with after watching The OA

Netflix's new series The OA should've been right up my alley: a short series (only eight episodes) written by (and starring) Brit Marling, who wrote and starred in the introspective sci-fi film Another Earth. It [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… sequels coming to theaters in 2017

I feel like I could make this column a yearly thing and just increment the year. And maybe I will. But for right now, since I've already written two columns this month about movies, I [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… questions to ask your nerdy friends after seeing Rogue One

Obviously, there will be spoilers for Rogue One from here on out. You have been warned. I enjoyed Rogue One. Not as much as The Force Awakens, but I did like it. However, after seeing [...]

By |December 21st, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… reasons to show fewer movie commercials

You may be aware that a little movie called Rogue One is coming out on Friday. I'm certainly going to see it -- it looks great. Especially because of all the work I did to [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… self-promotion fails

If you follow me on any social media and don't live under a rock, you know that I wrote a new novelette and released it last month. Let me pause for a moment while you [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (that could have been even better)

Let's be realistic here: if you were going to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters, you already did it. The movie's been out for more than a week and a half. [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Pokemon (according to my daughter)

Pokemon has been around for quite a while, and with the release of Sun & Moon last Friday, I figured it was time to bring it back to this column. (If you haven't read the [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… presidential election screwups

I'm sure by now you're aware that Donald Trump has won enough electoral votes to be named President-Elect in the United States. Whatever you think of that, I'm sure you're also aware that a large [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things newer writers should avoid doing

A couple of days ago, my review of Laurell K. Hamilton's latest novel, Crimson Death, appeared on Escape Pod. One of the things that I always complain about with Hamilton's books is that they're more [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about social media (for writers)

If you're a writer, having a social media presence is pretty damn important. After all, where are your readers going to go to learn more about you, your books, what's happening, and what you're working [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments