Staff Picks

  • Patricia Sarkar
    Published 3 years ago
    Best Friends Shocking Wedding Tradition

    Best Friends Shocking Wedding Tradition

    John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are divorce mediators and best friends who are living and working in Washington, D.C. John and Jeremy have a ritual that they look forward to every spring - crashing weddings. The duo create elaborate identities and backstories in case other guests ask them how they are acquainted with the bridal couple. John and Jeremy infilitrate themselves into the wedding reception by dancing with the flower girls, blowing up balloons for small children, getting down on the dance floor and schmoozing with the relatives. The duo's main goal is to hook up with attractive females at the reception, a feat that they somehow always manage to accomplish.
  • Joshua Yancey
    Published 3 years ago
    6 Things VR Storytellers Need to Know
  • Jason Schwartz
    Published 3 years ago
    Terrible Movies That Should Have Been Great

    Terrible Movies That Should Have Been Great

    Movie making is a complex art. It takes more than a good idea to make a good movie. There are plenty of great ideas that end up being terrible movies. Whether it's the writing, acting or poor pacing, these movies turned a great idea into a painful movie experience.
  • Michael Eric Ross
    Published 3 years ago
    Changing the Venue

    Changing the Venue

    Netflix debuted its $60 million original movie War Machine in late May. The reviews for the Afghan War-era film starring Brad Pitt were all over the place, from mildly rapturous to downright vicious. But if a recent study is to be believed, television viewers have made a decision about changing their moviegoing habits in a way that makes Netflix and other streaming services war machines themselves. The legacy studios are not happy.
  • Rebecca Sharrock
    Published 3 years ago
    The Longwinded Tale of Neville Longbottom

    The Longwinded Tale of Neville Longbottom

    I was introduced to the Harry Potter series by a primary school teacher in 1999. The books (and later the films) were something that I connected with immediately. Harry himself was an inspiring character, and I learnt a lot about dealing with hardships and friendships from his life story. But the character that I have always had the strongest connection to would have to be Neville Longbottom. His life story has so many similarities to my own.
  • Jacob Elyachar
    Published 3 years ago
    "Secret Empire" Concludes as "Generations" Begins

    "Secret Empire" Concludes as "Generations" Begins

    The House of Ideas will enter a new era in August as several critical stories conclude, and a new chapter of the Marvel Universe begins.
  • Jason Schwartz
    Published 4 years ago
    6 of the Most Valuable Video Games Ever Made

    6 of the Most Valuable Video Games Ever Made

    People generally don't think of video games as high value collectables. Nothing ages worse than video games, games that were revolutionary years ago look like garbage compared to what we have now. While you can buy plenty of used games for under $3, there are still a few video games out there that would cost you a small fortune if you want them.
  • Marina Caitlin Watts
    Published 4 years ago
    Defining the Western

    Defining the Western

    After much movie-watching, researching about film, and a thought-provoking conversation or two, I ask myself: is "The Western" a genre of a film, or just the setting of one? How do you define it? If John Wayne isn't the star, is it even a Western? Do people still even make western films?
  • Alysha DePerna
    Published 4 years ago
    Best Horror Podcasts

    Best Horror Podcasts

    Although radio dramas once populated the airwaves, fiction has never dominated the podcast charts. This all changed with the creation of horror, suspense, and sci-fi podcasts. Their popularity isn’t much of a surprise, but more so that it took this long to catch on. With horror themed movies and TV shows keeping us up at night, it was about time for the dark airwaves to make their mark.