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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mission BBQ

While I have certainly never shied away from reminding my readers of the real reason behind Memorial Day weekend, I’ve also never denied that barbecue does have its place as well, especially since despite an abundance of barbecue joints, both good and bad, Richmond really

Beowulf, and what is Lost and Found in Translation

For fans of classical literature or the works of JRR Tolkien alike are due for a special treat today, as JRR Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf is finally being published for the general population, in Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, released today. Tolkien’s academic analysis and

Godzilla Movie Review

Godzilla – where do I even begin when talking about the King of the Monsters? Originally created as a personification parable for Japan’s experience of being on the receiving end of two nuclear bombs, Godzilla seems like a strange choice to be the centerpiece of

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review

When Amazing Spider-Man came out in 2012, I was one of many who dismissed it as a lazy retread of the previous Spiderman films, and with good reason. The plot is essentially the same as the first film, to the point of lifting entire scenes,