WAITING FOR GAL GADOT, a Tragic-Comic-Parodic Mashup of Beckett & The DC Universe (Staged Reading This Wednesday!)

So, this is happening, I wrote a mashup adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT (one of the first plays I ever saw) with DC Comics characters, notably the unbelievably-conveniently named star of WONDER WOMAN, Gal Gadot. (The WONDER WOMAN TV show starring Linda Carter was one of the first shows I followed, in reruns,…

AVENGERS:ENDGAME Spoiler-Saturated Super-Strong Podcast With The NERDS OF COLOR!

Keith Chow from NOC and I assemble many, though hardly all, of our thoughts on Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Among other topics, I try to disambiguate a common misunderstanding about SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, as it’s conceived in comic books. Superhuman strength has nothing to do with human body type: you can be short, tall, wide, skinny, but…

I Hate My Blog, Too: MC Frontalot, Baddd Spellah, LEX, & Gm7 on NET SPLIT

MC Frontalot’s new album NET SPLIT: OR, THE FATHOMLESS HEARTBREAK OF ONLINE ITSELF dropped this weekend. (Or, is it still dropping? Is the moment of album-drop an indivisible quantum thing? Probably no one cares.) Five years in the making, NET SPLIT is in some sense a concept breakup album, in which the Godfather of Nerdcore…

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, a found poem.

It’s Valentine’s Day 2017, and I know of no more romantic movie than STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Here’s my associative transliteration of the film in found-poem form:   THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Legend. Scroll. Gold over blackness.Seed pods. An ice planet, an explosion. A crab rises out of the crater.A Wampa.The…