Why I Won’t Boycott Ender’s Game

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I’ve been waiting for this for months. We all knew it was coming. Orson Scott Card opened his flapping, stupid mouth (or rather typed with his flapping, stupid fingers) and Summit’s inevitable PR nightmare finally began to come true. People are remembering just how betrayed they feel by Card’s bigoted political activism, and they are… Read More

Shut the #$@% up About Systemic Misandry

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If ever again I am forced to wear some kind of identifying tag on my business-casual polo, I hope it will read, ‘Systemic misandry is a myth. Ask me how!’ About two weeks ago, I wrote an op-ed concerning the possibility of a woman playing the eponymous Doctor on Doctor Who. Since this has been a… Read More

Behind the scenes: Making a Production Logo

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If you’ll forgive me a bit of self-indulgence I’m going to outline the process that went into making that tiny little bit of video. The reason I want to go through it is twofold: I learn a lot by reflecting on it and writing it all down, and there’s a chance that someone else might… Read More

Nobody Likes a Critic: On the Passing of Roger Ebert

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From the joyless snobbery of Ratatouille’s Anton Ego to the unhappy, beleaguered Jay Sherman, star of “The Critic”, the truism that “nobody likes a critic” seems alive and well. It is strange, then, that there is so much surprise and heartbreak all over the Internet following the death of Roger Ebert. He was the ur-critic,… Read More