Category Archives: Commentary

My Sister’s Cats: A Story About Commitment

My sister Andrea had a tough beginning and her life never really got any easier. By her 30s, when she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she had settled down and found some happiness taking care of animals, many of … Continue reading

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The X-Files Twenty Years Later: Still Truthy?

As impossible as it seems, it’s been twenty years since the Deadpan Duo of Mulder and Scully blazed onto the TV scene, making it cooler, rainier, and more paranoid than ever before. The Truth is Out There. Trust No One. … Continue reading

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Roger (Ebert) and Me

No one was surprised by the death of Roger Ebert last week and many were amazed he’d made it this long: the film critic, writer and social commentator had long suffered from an insidious, unshakeable cancer. But that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Spielberg’s Lincoln: Brilliant, Yes, but a Little Shaky on the Dismount

It’s easy to take Steven Spielberg’s mad directing skills for granted. A biopic about a larger-then-life character doing great things for humanity? For Spielberg, it’s like falling off a log. But darned if Lincoln, sure-fire hit though it is, isn’t … Continue reading

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What Should Writers Organizations Do About the Digital Revolution?

At the last writers conference I went to, I had one of those moments that happen to writers where I felt like I was in a movie and the camera pulled back so that I could observe my own life. … Continue reading

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The Comic Con Diaries Two: You’re Not Fan Enough

Can you guess from the above shot (I call it “Dinklage Hall”) who my favoritest guy on Game of Thrones is? Confession: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones. But, hi Peter!) No, I didn’t get to see him live, … Continue reading

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A Denver Moviegoer Sees The Dark Knight Rises, July 20, 2012

I wasn’t at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises and even if I had been, I wouldn’t have been in Aurora. I would have been at Pavilions downtown, or Dave and Buster’s, maybe Cherry Creek. My theatres of … Continue reading

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