That Unearthly Aroma: My Favorite Kind of Horror Story

In the summertime, when I was a child, dozens of spiders would congregate on the ceiling of our carport just above the back door. There were large spiders and small spiders, web-spinners and hole-hiders, and perhaps even a wolf spider or two, but the most numerous were the ones we called granddaddy longlegs: round bodies … More That Unearthly Aroma: My Favorite Kind of Horror Story

Saving the World: How ‘Wonder Woman’ Succeeds Where ‘Man of Steel’ Failed

The moment DC announced that Wonder Woman, seventy-six years after her first appearance in the pages of DC’s All-Star Comics, would finally get to star in a film of her own, a part of me began silently dreading the release date.  The previous DC Extended Universe films under Zack Snyder’s creative direction failed to impress … More Saving the World: How ‘Wonder Woman’ Succeeds Where ‘Man of Steel’ Failed