Jet Li’s Chang Mo-Kei has been struck by the Jinx Palm, blocking his chi, destroying his ability to perform kung fu and causing him to need constant infusions of chi from Taoist priest Chang San-Fung (Sammo Hung). But Chang can only be cured by a massive infusion of […]
Brian Cronin writes about Marie Severin at Comic Book Resources. “The late Marie Severin is probably best known today for her long association with Marvel Comics, where she worked from the late 1950s until the mid-1990s. She was a popular penciler, drawing the first five issues of Incredible […]
Karina Longworth explores the lives and careers of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff on You Must Remember This.
At Film School Rejects, Ciara Wardlow writes about “A Century of Female Fandom” and the stereotypes female fans have faced for the last hundred years or so. “[T]he biggest change from the 1910s criticisms of female fandom and the 2010s criticisms of female fandom is that while, in […]
At the New Yorker, Paul La Farge writes about H. P. Lovecraft and poet, anthropologist and Lovecraft’s literary executor, Robert Barlow.
Foes & Families: Love & Friendship, Lady Susan, and How Jane Austen’s Victorian Family Built a Squeaky-Clean Celebrity Brand
To talk about the 2016 film Love & Friendship we have to tell the story of Lady Susan, the Jane Austen novella it’s based off of. At the time of Austen’s death, this early work was both unpublished and untitled. Thus changing the name for the film seems […]