Vice (2018 Movie)

As the title suggests, Vice tells the story of a vice president. Specifically, it discusses Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), vice president under George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). During his tenure from 2001 to 2008, he increased the power that the vice president has and arguably made himself the most powerful

The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine

Since 2013, Justin and Sydnee McElroy have worked together on their podcast, Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine on the Maximum Fun network. I’ve been listening to the show pretty much religiously for a couple of years now, and I find it to be a lighthearted and digestible way to satiate my curiosity about

My On again, Off Again Relationship with Assigned Reading

As I start school again for the winter semester, I can’t help but think back to the time before I entered college. In my k-12 education, I have had to read numerous books that I didn’t pick for myself. It’s no lie that I love books. Regardless, I have some

Terrorism Close Calls: Part 2

Yet again, I’m going to discuss Netflix’s docu-series, Terrorism Close Calls. This time, the series discusses Khalid Aldawsari, a chemical engineering student that adopted radical ISIS ideology. This one was interesting because it deals with a part of the United States that I’m a bit more familiar with: Lubbock, Texas.

Terrorism Close Calls (Docu-series) Episode 1

Terrorism is one of the scariest and most visible threats in modern society. The nature of terrorist attacks combined with the following media coverage somewhat distorts the frequency of the attacks. This series, available on Netflix, is not about attacks that have happened in the past, but ones that almost happened.

To Kill a Mockingbird (2018 graphic novel adaptation)

It’s been a while since I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I think I’ll talk about the original novel and Go Set a Watchman at a later time, but I want to talk about the new adaptation as a graphic novel. Fred Fordham took passages from the

Video Games as a Storytelling Medium

I’ve discussed books, I’ve discussed movies, and I’ve discussed graphic novels…what’s next? I would say video games. I have some stuff in the works but I want to outline my general thoughts on using video games to tell stories. I think that in recent years, video games have, in  general,

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