Artists on Writers - No. 6, Octavia ButlerMore Like This
Issue No. 6|Archives
Octavia Butler the Slayer of Stereotypes…
How many times have artists been dismissed or discouraged because of someone else interpreting their audacity as egotism? Octavia Butler started writing science fiction because of the film Devil Girl From Mars. Don’t misunderstand–she wasn’t inspired by the movie, she knew that she could write a better story.
Growing up in Pasadena, California, Butler was shy and introverted. She preferred writing stories over socializing. When she was twelve years old she saw Devil Girl From Mars, and began writing science fiction in an effort to do the genre some justice.
In the end she succeeded by leaps and bounds. Butler’s work is recognized as groundbreaking, not least of all b
Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepMore Like This
PISCES: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep
Zodiac Sign Pisces
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
Insomnia or the Cruelest ParalysisMore Like This
Insomnia or the Cruelest Paralysis
Nightmares VS Sleepless Kid
How loud the quietest of sounds seem, the creaking of a floorboard or the ticking of a clock a room away, at the time between the Witching Hour and the dawn, a time when you should be asleep.
We lie there, mind wide awake, analyzing the mundane in minute detail while the voice of frustration tells us to shut up and go to sleep. We try, but a million things forgotten through the week have all chosen thi
Movie Review: Birdman (2014)More Like This
WHEN LIFE IMITATES ART: Birdman Could Win Best Picture
Michael Keaton and Edward Norton Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu
“Meta” is a word that was on the fingertips of many a critic last fall while drafting reviews of presumptive–Best–Picture–winner Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzále
Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)More Like This
Budapest HotelA Delightful Cinematic Confection
This latest marvelous exercise in sustained whimsy, the bailiwick of quirky director-screenwriter Wes Anderson, recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It’s nominated for an Oscar and has the most overall Oscar