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Master and Padawan: New Hope through Mentoring

“Pass on What You Have Learned”   You don’t have to go to a galaxy far, far, away to find Jedi Masters mentoring their Padawans. Ann has built such a relationship with Avery in the state of North Carolina. Their bond stands out for two reasons: First, Ann is Avery’s mentor mom, and second, Avery isn’t nearly as excited about ...

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Daredevil Season 2 Review

Season 2 of Daredevil was released on March 18 via Netflix. This review contains spoilers for the first few episodes of Season 2. The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil explored what it means to be a hero in a world wracked by moral ambiguity. Matthew Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil) wrestled with his conscience at least as often as he fought against crime lord ...

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INTERVIEW: Sci-fi Author P. W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a military technology strategist and futurist who has written extensively on his many areas of expertise (you can read a comprehensive bio, here). But it’s Peter’s work as the science fiction novelist of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, co-authored by August Cole, that first caught my eye. Ghost Fleet “melds nonfiction style research ...

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Rebooted Conspiracies: Review of the X-Files Revival So Far

  After a fourteen-year hiatus, “The X-Files” have been reopened for a special six-episode event on Fox, kicking off with a two-night special premier. Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are back investigating paranormal phenomena for the FBI, only this time their cases are more clandestine than before—the Files themselves are missing, and their assignments are ...

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Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi

Retrospective Review: Return of the Jedi by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at Return of the Jedi, the final film in the story… until now! For almost 30 years, Return of the Jedi was the end of the Star Wars saga. ...

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First Impressions: The Force Awakens – SPOILER FREE

First Impressions: The Force Awakens (*Spoiler-Free*) by Dom Nardi I finally had a chance to see The Force Awakens! This review is intended to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who have not had a chance to see the film yet. Later next week, I will write a more detailed review with spoilers to discuss some important moments in ...

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Retrospective Review: The Empire Strikes Back

Retrospective Review: The Empire Strikes Back by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the best film in the series… There are many, many reasons why The Empire Strikes Back ranks as my favorite Star ...

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Book Review: Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer

There is something wonderful about good literature. The words, the phrases, the characters, the exciting plot twists – a good story of an amalgamation of many things working together. When we find a story that captures us, that plants its roots firmly in our imaginations, we quickly develop a deep and lasting appreciation for that work. Have you ever had ...

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Retrospective Review: A New Hope

Retrospective Review: A New Hope by Dom Nardi In preparation for The Force Awakens, I’m rewatching all six Star Wars films and sharing my thoughts here. This week, I look at A New Hope, the film that started it all… What is there left to say about Star Wars: A New Hope that hasn’t already been said? The original Star ...

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