HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Mountain and the Viper

Initially I was revolted and disheartened by the ending of this week's episode--but after I thought about it, I decided I liked it. (Warning: Spoilers!)

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken (S5E6)

This show is bad, and they should feel bad.

Making sense of “Prometheus”

From the moment I heard that Ridley Scott was returning to the Alien universe, I was excited. With each news item I read - it's a prequel! It disregards every sequel! It won't show a single face-hugger, xenomorph, or queen! - I grew more encouraged. Going in, I wanted very badly to love Prometheus. In the end, I will say that it looked fantastic, it was entertaining, but overall I was disappointed.

Book Review: Neal Griffin’s “The Benefit of the Doubt”

Neal Griffin's debut novel, "The Benefit of the Doubt" is a page-turner of a thriller by an author with clear expertise in both police procedure and police culture, unflinching in its presentation of violence, racism, and vice....

TMBG Countdown #2: Birdhouse in Your Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhjSzjoU7OQ First release: Flood, 1990 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.)   I mentioned I saw the band this past Sunday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg? They did...

TMBG Countdown #23: Spoiler Alert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edL_kNErIuw First Release: Join Us, 2011 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) It's exceptionally rare for a band that's been recording for more than 30 years, but...

TMBG Countdown #14: Mammal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXD7YOoHpAs First release: Apollo 18, 1992 (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) It must be impossible to count the number of They Might Be Giants fans who have benefitted...

TMBG Countdown #21: Robot Parade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFg5eWbFxEw First Release: TMBG Unlimited (2000) (This is an ongoing countdown that will be updated through April. Click here for the full list.) Originally written for graphic design group The Chopping Block, and featuring lyrics (according to the...

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

A few terrific scenes, a terribly problematic one, and no dragons. My thoughts on Season Four, Episode Three of HBO's adaptation.

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