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A Brave New Epic for a Brave New World

A Brave New Epic for a Brave New World Or, the Origins of a Mythology By John C. Evans Four or five children sit around a burning hearth. Their faces are obscured by shadow. But I know them all. My little shoulders twitch as I peer coolly out the window. There is mist on the hills, and I can see ...

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The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews”

The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Perhaps when Chewbacca needs some comforting food—such as when he seems on the verge of losing an important game while traveling around the galaxy—he might like to nibble on these decadent treats. These have the added bonus of being excellent winter holiday cookies! “Chewie Chews” ⅓ cup soft salted butter ...

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Legendarium Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm

Legendarium Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals and Grimm by Dianne Riggins Arrow Looks like some new players are in town and they are the Legends of Tomorrow. Oliver and Barry (The Flash) team up in tonight’s crossover to try and stop immortal Vandal Savage from killing Kendra (Hawkgirl) and Carter (Hawkman) again. Oliver finds out something he thought was always ...

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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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Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium”

Star Wars Menu: “Ménage à Millennium” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m imagining the Millennium Falcon household consisting of three people for awhile, in a sort of cozy, cooperative alliance. Pair it with the Yoda Pods from last week if you need to feed four people. Although the recipe is presented in three parts, one person can easily put it all ...

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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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Retrospective Review: Revenge of the Sith

Retrospective Review: Revenge of the Sith 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 Revenge of the Sith, the film that finally showed us Anakin’s fall… Revenge of the Sith dominates the Prequel Trilogy in a way that none of the classic ...

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Retrospective Review: Attack of the Clones

Retrospective Review: Attack of the Clones 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 Attack of the Clones, which sees the start of the Clone Wars… Over the years, I’ve heard many people complain about politics in the Prequel Trilogy. Unlike in ...

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The Star Wars Menu Awakens: “Yoda Pods”

“Yoda Pods” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar As promised, here are three recipes I’ve dreamt up to honor the Galaxy which is Far, Far Away. All three together would make a nice meal for three or four people, with some dessert leftover. I recently viewed the six Star Wars films for some food ideas. However, the Star Wars world (and its ...

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