"Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers"

Watch a Kabuki interpretation of Kylo Ren’s story, “Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers” right here. Rennosuke stars famed Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI as Rennosuke / Kylo Ren. (Ichikawa has also performed in films and you might remember him from Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Over […]

Noir, Illustrated

Some people like their hardboiled noir fiction in cinematic form. Some people prefer text only please–to enjoy, perhaps the racier metaphors and descriptions in The Maltese Falcon, say, over the screen adaptations. I like both. But what if I told you that you could get noir illustrated in […]

“Why We Relate to Batman”

At the Comics Professor, friend of the Gutter Mark D. White considers why and how we related to Batman. “Batman’s ongoing struggles with moral inconsistency provide us with a point of reference to consider our own. Most of us have a concept of the good we want to […]

It’s Called Gettin’ Down

There was a period, brief but real, when we paid to see television shows in the theater instead of watching them for free on, you know, television. This started back when some crafty producer would take a couple episodes of a TV show and splice them into a […]