The 2022 book Where Research Begins is a much-needed guide on how to choose what to write about when doing academic research.
Toward the end of June, I got hired as a writer at two online outlets. The first position is writing feature articles at MovieWeb, an entertainment news and opinion website that has been around for almost 30 years. The second is writing movie and TV news articles at GameRant, a prominent video game news andContinue reading “My June and July Publications”
I love the Olympics. I love the cornucopia of sports. I love the way it brings the world together, in a rare opportunity to see other countries presented in a positive light on TV. I recall, for example, Pyeongchang 2018, where the North Korean figure skating pair received a standing ovation for their beautiful performance.Continue reading “The Olympics, Unfortunately, Have Many Flaws”
The first film to include both image and sound (before which was only the silent film) is considered by historians to be The Jazz Singer (directed by Alan Crosland, 1927). This remarkable achievement, the result of years of technological research and experimentation by Warner Bros, quickly inspired others to replicate it and ushered in theContinue reading “The Early Sound Film in Japan”
A few white ne’er-do-wells out in the desert of the American southwest stumble upon, and then desecrate, a small burial site. In retaliation, the nearby Native American tribe kills two of the drifters and tracks the last to a small settler’s town, where they abduct him as well as a sheriff’s deputy and a localContinue reading ““Bone Tomahawk” and Political Extremism”