Tag: childhood

Niles Caulder; or, a Modern Epimetheus

Allow me to present Dr. Niles Caulder, a Modern Epimetheus. And yeah, I did compare him to a genius scientist who combines alchemical research with cutting edge science and bad father filled with bad ideas, Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Doom Patrol‘s […]

Stranger Things, Barb and Nostalgia

At Vox, Genevieve Valentine writes about how “Stranger Things‘ treatment of Barb reveals the show’s greatest flaw: Its limited view of women” in the story so far: “Nostalgia is a powerful story engine, and Stranger Things is in a sweet spot, since those who grew up with the […]

“Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders”

At Teleport City, the Gutter’s own Keith writes about a classic of the Czech New Wave, Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders. It’s a really fine piece, historically and emotionally grounded and also fun. “Released in 1970 and couched in the harmless looking vestments of a fairytale, Valerie […]

Strong Female Character

A little while ago, a friend told me that I was a “strong woman.” It was a compliment and I took it as one. Part of me knows what he means, that I keep trying, that I pick myself up as best I can after things go to […]