Adam
Adam is a Jewish American who's sick of the white Christian male being America's "default" setting. For money he works in a public library because free books and information access is wonderful things. For love he writes here for his pet project, The Chaotic Neutral, which is always looking for more writers. You can follow him on Instagram, Goodreads, and at his oft neglected Twitter where he will try to post more, and probably live-tweet the Eurovision Song Contest.

Oscars 2018: Breaking News

The Post This is a weird one. It’s clearly the most Oscar-baitey movie one could imagine, nearly being the platonic ideal of awards begging. It’s also fiercely mediocre. The Post has a pedigree that should have a broad enough appeal, backed by gobs of talent, to be “good” at the…

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Oscars 2018: The Genre Films

This year has been surprisingly inclusive in certain traditionally stodgy Oscar categories. White men are in the minority for best director by 2:31, which is great! And genre movies have also done surprisingly well. For Best Picture we get horror and science fiction/fantasy representing, with Get Out and The Shape of…

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Redshirts: Better than an OASIS

Ready Player One has had a strange life in the world of pop-culture. The book came out to high acclaim, and developed a devoted following. However, since the release of the trailer for the film adaptation there has been a huge backlash on the title. In fact, there’s been suspiciously…

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Olly Olly Oxenfree

If I had a preferred genre of game, I suppose it would be “emotional narrative” games. I love me some 3rd person adventure, first person and platform puzzlers, and good old point-and-click, but I always seem to find my recent favorites in character driven narrative games. If you’ve looked at…

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The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

Vince Guaraldi and Wham are playing overhead everywhere, snow is abundant in decor and meager in weather, and microagressions are flying. That must mean it’s December and therefore the Christmas season! When this time of year rolls around I like to pull out an old favorite book. It is a…

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Tuning in to Channel Zero

This past October I went through my annual horror binge. Horror is a strange genre as far as production goes, as it’s this sort of catch-all that covers all sorts of things. Since it’s an emotion (even romance is technically a verb), it’s incredibly subjective. The focus can be on…

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Friendly Holiday Reminder

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially Christmas season. I just wanted to give a gentle reminder that Christmas isn’t everyone’s goal. If it is your holiday, that is great. But many of us have our own winter holidays, not always analogous to Christmas, and aren’t in need of a Christmas. Basically,…

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Thor: Ragnarok

Some spoilers I’m going to buck the trend when I say this, but I wasn’t all that impressed with Thor: Ragnarok. That’s not to say it was terrible, and that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy it. But I was simply not impressed with the movie. Going in, I…

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